Everton U18s advance in FA Youth Cup with fine win at Chelsea

Thursday, 15 April, 2021 29comments  |  Jump to last
Chelsea U18s 1 - 2 Everton U18s

Everton U18s secured another excellent FA Youth Cup win on Thursday as a late goal from Sean McAllister's earned the Toffees a superb 2-1 FA Youth Cup 5th-round victory at Chelsea.

With the scores tied at 1-1 and just 3 minutes left on the clock, Northern Ireland youth international McAllister fired a shot from 20 yards that squirmed under the Chelsea goalkeeper and across the line. Everton move on to the quarter-finals, where they will face West Bromwich Albion.

The win represented another significant scalp for Paul Tait's Blues — who struck a 98th-minute winner to knock out holders Manchester City in the previous round — with Chelsea having enjoyed significant success in the competition in recent years. The west London side won the Youth Cup for five straight years between 2013 and 2018.

The winner was McAllister's second strike of the game. Everton took the lead on 35 minutes when he fired a sharp first-time finish into the bottom corner from the edge of the penalty area. Chelesea leveled the scores later in the second half before the Blues' winner.

Everton U18s: Leban, Mallon [Y:54'], Small [Y:79'], Kristensen, Campbell, Warrington, Dobbin (26' Mills), Butterfield, Cannon (71' Garcia), Whitaker, McAllister [Y:90+2'].
Subs not Used: Stewart, Lowey, Hagan, Jagne, Metcalfe.


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Phill Thompson
1 Posted 15/04/2021 at 12:25:31
Youth Cup match Chelsea u 18 v Everton u18 kicks off in 15 mins, it’s on the Clubs YouTube Channel. Dobbin starts, but Price and Welch are missing presumably with the first team.
Brent Stephens
2 Posted 15/04/2021 at 12:43:11
Ow what a first minute miss by Dobbin!
Frank Wade
3 Posted 15/04/2021 at 12:48:48
Yes Phill, Interview before the game Darren said the two lads were with the first team, a pity that our bad luck coupled with bad planning on loans leads to the lads missing the biggest game of their season.
Jay Wood

4 Posted 15/04/2021 at 13:02:03
Thanks for the heads up, Phill. Just turned on the computer and seen this. Strange kick-off time. Settling down to watch it now.
Frank Wade
5 Posted 15/04/2021 at 13:08:53
Unfortunate for Dobbin to be injured again. Bad luck strikes again
Phill Thompson
6 Posted 15/04/2021 at 13:09:02
Sadly Dobbin off and Stanley Mills on: 0-0 after 27 mins.
Martin Mason
7 Posted 15/04/2021 at 13:09:18
The Scouse to English translation is far better than the game.
Phill Thompson
8 Posted 15/04/2021 at 13:16:50
Well-deserved goal from McAllister!
Frank Wade
9 Posted 15/04/2021 at 13:17:24
Goal for McAllister: 1-0.
Brent Stephens
10 Posted 15/04/2021 at 13:17:26
McAllister. 1-0.
Brent Stephens
11 Posted 15/04/2021 at 13:18:16
Ball stolen by Cannon and well worked from there.
Phill Thompson
12 Posted 15/04/2021 at 13:30:19
A decent first half from our kids, most I’ve seen of Mills, he’s fitted in well with some nice touches at times. Very disciplined performance again from them.
Jay Wood

13 Posted 15/04/2021 at 13:39:26
I missed the opening 20 minutes, but we are well deserving of the 1-0 lead. It could have been more.

Yes, Chelsea are getting in and around the Everton penalty area with crosses and corners, but no real threat with the keeper Zan-Luk repeating his good form v City in the last round claiming everything.

Just seen the Dobbin miss in the opening 10 seconds. HOW???!!!

We are really causing Chelsea problems on the counter. Nicking the ball, getting it forward quickly with numbers in support, epitimized by the goal. Great steal by Canon from the Chelsea left back. Good run and pick out to Mills in the corner of the penalty, lovely angled ball into Whittaker denied in getting his shot off, but the ball falling to McAllister. WHAM! Clean first time finish from the edge of the box giving the keeper no chance.

Very impressive. Almost got a second before half time. Liking what I see.

Barry Williams
14 Posted 15/04/2021 at 14:10:27

Live link!

Jay Wood

15 Posted 15/04/2021 at 14:15:06
First time Chelsea get in behind to the touchline and allowed to get a cross in right on the goal line. Incoming forward couldn't miss.

And sub Garcia has an immediate chance within 10 seconds of coming on to restore the lead but fires wide.

Continued to create ops this half, but final ball just off. Webster conducting things in midfield for Chelsea.

Could go either way this.

Jay Wood

16 Posted 15/04/2021 at 14:23:40
Oof! Denied a penalty. Garcia taken down just inside the box. Linesman and ref bottle it and give a free kick outside. Blasted into the wall. Grrr!
Barry Williams
17 Posted 15/04/2021 at 14:27:56
2-1 Everton!
Ajay Gopal
18 Posted 15/04/2021 at 14:28:15
What an error by the Chelsea goalkeeper! Unbelievable! 2-1 to Everton, final minute of regular time.
Jay Wood

19 Posted 15/04/2021 at 14:28:35

88 minutes, Everton break. McAllister shots but not powerfully and somehow it squirms under the keeper. 2-1 Everton.

Stay strong lads.

Tony Abrahams
20 Posted 15/04/2021 at 15:48:52
Jay, I never watched any of the game, but I love that phrase “these boys dig deep” though mate, because if you want to be a success in football/sport/life then that phrase is absolutely massive!

They’ve beat the two favourites, and will all be buzzing on the coach going home now, and hopefully realising, how important it is to dig deep👍

Dave Abrahams
21 Posted 15/04/2021 at 15:57:56
Another great game from the goalkeeper, so positive in making his decisions and quick to put Everton on the attack, and Garcia, what movement, energy and putting teams under pressure, seems, because he is coming back from a bad injury, he isn’t getting the full game yet, the team could be stronger when he can. As Jay says, if you don’t shoot you can’t score so well done McAllister for those two shots.

Is Stan Mills, the substitute today, the son of Danny Mills the formerLeeds and Man City full back?

Danny O’Neill
22 Posted 15/04/2021 at 16:12:51
Didn't manage to see this either.

I like the reports on the keeper. In recent years, we (not just Everton) have been producing a lot of good shot stoppers, but not necessarily ones that are fully rounded.

Command the box, control the defence and, where necessary, turn the game around quickly by putting their team on the front front.

Jay Wood

23 Posted 15/04/2021 at 16:37:38
Dave, yes. The commentary mentioned when Mills came on for the injured Dobbin that he is Danny Mills' son. I knew Danny's son was at the club so this is my first look at him.

His very first touch on coming on was forward looking. It was his cute angled pass into Whittaker from which the ball broke to McAllister who crisply finished, not too disimilar to Foden's winning goal for City last night. Edge of box. Crisp ground shot inside the post giving the BIG Chelsea keeper no chance of reaching it.

McAllister had already whistled one past the same post earlier, hit one right to left in the second then of course got the winner.

Players coming back from injury. Nailed on starters missing (Onyango injured, Reece Welch and Isaac Price possibly back with the 1st team for tomorrow v Spurs).

The boys are stepping up really nicely.

Andrew Keatley
24 Posted 15/04/2021 at 17:20:17
Was interested to see how we would fair in central midfield without Tyler Onyango, and (for me anyway) I thought Luke Butterfield was the game's stand-out player; passed cleanly and accurately through the lines, worked tirelessly, was positionally excellent, and broke up play on numerous occasions - including leading to the Everton winner. Lots of people have praised Isaac Price but having seen Price for the Under 18s and Under 23s I have never been anywhere near as impressed with him as I was with Butterfield today.

Special mention for Stanley Mills, who was also excellent - but the entire team showed huge discipline and appetite for the full 90 minutes, and the competition for starting spots in the quarter-final against WBA is going to be huge.

Dave Abrahams
25 Posted 15/04/2021 at 18:49:23
Jay, thanks for that.

I very rarely have the commentary switched on, I didn’t today but like you I knew Danny’s son was on Everton’s books.

We got through to the next round but I couldn’t understand good players like Welch and Price being left out of an important game like this, they have no chance of playing tomorrow so Carlo could have put two tailors dummies on the bench instead of them, no disrespect intended to the young lads saying that.

Phill Thompson
26 Posted 15/04/2021 at 19:33:34

Leban was very impressive not only with his catching but a couple of times when there was a ruck of players in the way making it difficult to catch he punched it well clear, taking the hit in the process. You don’t often see that level of command in the box from a young goalkeeper, usually they have quick reflexes and are good shot stoppers. As ever a long way to go for him, it’ll be interesting to see how he progresses next season.

Tony Dunn
27 Posted 16/04/2021 at 17:49:03
I liked the look of Garcia in the short time he was on.
Peter Gorman
28 Posted 18/04/2021 at 10:55:55
Jay, Dave,

It doesn't mention it specifically on the OS but the resemblance is obvious.


Robert Tressell
29 Posted 18/04/2021 at 18:28:11
Quite a good number of these boys seem to have genuine quality. And this group could include Kouyate, Price and Welch too. Is it a sign of better structure and coaching - or luck - or over optimism on my part?

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