FAYC Preview: Leeds United vs Liverpool

FAYC Preview: Leeds United vs Liverpool
FAYC Preview: Leeds United vs Liverpool

Whites back in Youth Cup action.

Leeds United Under-18s will be looking to reach the semi-finals of the FA Youth Cup for the first time since 1998 as they welcome Liverpool Under-18s to Elland Road on Thursday evening.

In what has been a memorable campaign so far for Rob Etherington’s side, the young Whites have beaten Norwich City, Brighton & Hove Albion and Sheffield United to reach the quarter-finals, with the Reds now standing between United and a final-four clash with Millwall.

Goals from Marley Wilson and captain Dan Toulson kicked off the campaign for the Whites at Carrow Road, before a Max McFadden brace, an Alfie Cresswell header and Wilson's second of the tournament recorded an emphatic 4-0 win on the south coast.

Wilson’s third in as many matches, an audacious acrobatic effort at Bramall Lane, had put United on course to edge past Sheffield United in the previous round, but Billy Blacker swept home from the edge of the box to take the tie to penalties.

Up stepped Scotland youth international Rory Mahady to be the hero for Leeds, saving twice in the shootout to seal a spot in the quarter-finals.

U18s v SUFC
U18s v SUFC

Liverpool scraped past Fleetwood in the Third Round in dramatic fashion, courtesy of Jayden Danns' 94th-minute winner away from home.

The Reds followed that up with a resounding 7-1 victory over Arsenal in the Fourth Round before goals from Lewis Koumas, Kieran Morrison and another for Danns saw the Reds run out 3-0 winners against Fulham last time out.

The two sides have already met once this campaign in Leeds' first home match of the U18 Premier League North. Goals from Lleyton Brown and Harvey Vincent helped the Whites race into a two-goal lead at the break, before a Josh McDonald brace added gloss to the scoreline for United. Danns did pull a consolation goal back for the visitors late on as it finished 4-1.

Ticket information:

  • Adult: £6

  • Concessions: £3

The East Stand Lower will be open for this fixture. Further stands will be open subject to demand. Tickets for this match are now on sale online HERE and supporters can purchase 10 tickets each.


How to watch:

Fans in the UK can watch the game for free on LUTV and across our social media channels. Supporters can also follow all the updates live on with our online blog throughout the match. For those outside the UK, please check local fixtures and listings.

Important supporter information:

Discriminatory language or chanting is not acceptable and you could be breaking the law. The club condemns this behaviour and has a zero-tolerance policy towards discrimination abuse of all kinds.

To report an incident, text LEEDS along with any relevant information including ticket details, your name and description of an incident to 60006. You will then receive an automated response which means that your report has been logged and will then be looked into.

Tough measures and sanctions are in place across all English football leagues to tackle dangerous and illegal behaviours within football grounds, and this involves but is not limited to, discriminatory behaviour, tragedy chanting, fans entering the pitch, the use of pyros and throwing objects.