Liverpool U18s progress to quarter finals with dramatic late winner in FA Youth Cup

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Liverpool’s under-18s have progressed to the quarter finals of the FA Youth Cup after a dramatic finish in their fifth round tie at Nottingham Forest on Thursday evening.

NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND - Thursday, February 4, 2016: Liverpool's goal scorers Herbie Kane and Adam Phillips celebrate their injury time 2-1 victory over Nottingham Forest during the FA Youth Cup 5th Round match at the City Ground. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)
Goalscorers Herbie Kane and Adam Phillips celebrate Liverpool U18s dramatic victory at Forest.

The young Reds held a 1-0 lead at half-time thanks to Herbie Kane’s opening goal, but hosts Forest drew level with a late goal off a corner.

But Ben Woodburn set up Adam Phillips in stoppage time to send Liverpool into the last eight, where they’ll face either Arsenal or Coventry City away.

Kane’s opening goal came about from superb work by exciting attacker Brooks Lennon’s excellent run down the right. The American showed his speed to get away from the defender before playing the ball across for Kane to finish.

Lennon, 18, signed from Real Salt Lake in America last summer and has looked very lively, scoring on his first full appearance for the under-21s last week against Reading.

NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND - Thursday, February 4, 2016: Liverpool players mob Adam Phillips as they celebrates the second goal against Nottingham Forest in injury time to seal a 2-1 victory during the FA Youth Cup 5th Round match at the City Ground. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

LFC U18s: George, Alexander-Arnold, Owens, Masterson, Parker, Phillips, Lennon, Kane, Woodburn, Alves, Ejaria.

 

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