Leeds United: Under-18s set up Manchester City Youth-Cup clash

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Leeds United’s Under-18s will meet Manchester City in round four of the FA Youth Cup after a dramatic victory over Brentford.

United lined up a meeting with City’s expensively-assembled academy side by emerging from a five-goal battle in London last night.

A frantic finish saw substitute Tyla snatch a 3-2 win seconds after Brentford had equalised for the second time.

Earlier strikes from Leeds pair Mallik Wilks and Henry Rollinson were cancelled out by Kyjuon Marsh-Brown and Zach Birse but Bell’s finish from a Matty Downing cross forced United into round four.

Leeds will now host City - last season’s beaten Youth Cup finalists - at Elland Road on a date to be decided.

The Manchester side lost 5-2 on aggregate to Chelsea in the 2015 final in April and are widely tipped to reach the latter stages again.

City are currently joint top of the Under-18 Premier League North Division.

United Under-18s: Richardson, Croft, Vann, Taylor, Downing, Nicell (Shackleton 90), Rollinson, Vieira, Pearce, Wilks, Knight (Bell). Subs (not used): Huffer, Hill, Turnbull.