Home tie against Leeds up for grabs when City and United U18s clash in Youth Cup

Josh Martin has been involved with Norwich City's first team. Picture: Tony Thrussell

Josh Martin has been involved with Norwich City's first team. Picture: Tony Thrussell


The winner of the FA Youth Cup tie between Norwich City and Manchester United will earn a home tie in the fifth round – against a big rival for both clubs.

The Red Devils' under-18s will be at Carrow Road on Tuesday, January 21 (7pm) for a fourth round tie which is expected to draw a decent crowd - but the fifth round draw has already been made.

Norwich beat Newcastle 3-2 at Carrow Road in the third round thanks to a hat-trick from Josh Martin and United sealed their progress with a 2-0 home win over Lincoln City.

Leeds have already sealed their place in round five after a 2-2 home draw with Sheffield Wednesday on Thursday night, played at Tadcaster Albion, which they then won 5-4 on penalties.

Manchester United have won the Youth Cup 10 times, more than any other club, but the last of those successes was back in 2011. Norwich lifted the trophy for the second time when they beat Chelsea in the two-legged final in 2013.

The Canaries have announced admission will be free for the game, with the Wensum Area of the City Stand to be open, but that car parking at Carrow Road will be limited and dealt with on a first come, first served basis.

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