YOUTH CUP: Manchester City 2 Burnley 0

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TWO goals in the last 10 minutes saw Burnley knocked out of the FA Youth Cup by Manchester City tonight.

The young Clarets were made up largely of first team scholars and a smattering of 16-year-olds who had gone from the exam room to the Etihad dressing room, where they faced another tough test.

But they can be proud of the way they handled a team consisting of players with first team experience, including one who cost the Premier League champions more than £2m, and that ultimately proved the difference.

Marcos Lopes beat Alex Whitmore for pace and stroked the ball across Jakovlevs and into the bottom right corner to give City a 77th minute lead.

And a touch of class sealed it for City 10 minutes later as the £2.4m 17-year-old Jose Angel Pozo cut inside from the right, shifted the ball onto his left foot and bent an exquisite finish home to wrap up the tie.

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8:02am Fri 11 Jan 13

makaveli96 says...

Only 65 days till the Burnley first team will AGAIN lose to the mighty ex champions of 1995!
Only 65 days till the Burnley first team will AGAIN lose to the mighty ex champions of 1995! makaveli96
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9:03am Fri 11 Jan 13

claret pheonix says...

makaveli96 wrote:
Only 65 days till the Burnley first team will AGAIN lose to the mighty ex champions of 1995!
Don't you mean 65 days to go till the clarets beat the relegation fodder of 2012
[quote][p][bold]makaveli96[/bold] wrote: Only 65 days till the Burnley first team will AGAIN lose to the mighty ex champions of 1995![/p][/quote]Don't you mean 65 days to go till the clarets beat the relegation fodder of 2012 claret pheonix
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1:49pm Fri 11 Jan 13

Fan@clared says...

makaveli96 wrote:
Only 65 days till the Burnley first team will AGAIN lose to the mighty ex champions of 1995!
It's a shame you have nothing else to bother about. Empty head.
[quote][p][bold]makaveli96[/bold] wrote: Only 65 days till the Burnley first team will AGAIN lose to the mighty ex champions of 1995![/p][/quote]It's a shame you have nothing else to bother about. Empty head. Fan@clared
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1:50pm Fri 11 Jan 13

Fan@clared says...

makaveli96 wrote:
Only 65 days till the Burnley first team will AGAIN lose to the mighty ex champions of 1995!
It's a shame you have nothing else to bother about. Empty head.
[quote][p][bold]makaveli96[/bold] wrote: Only 65 days till the Burnley first team will AGAIN lose to the mighty ex champions of 1995![/p][/quote]It's a shame you have nothing else to bother about. Empty head. Fan@clared
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