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FA Youth Cup: Nigeria-eligible striker, Idowu nets winner for Chelsea

Chelsea has booked its place in the quarterfinals of the prestigious FA Youth Cup after edging out Liverpool in a seven-goal thriller on Saturday evening.

No player of Nigerian descent made Liverpool's matchday squad; 2019 Golden Eaglets invitee Prince Adegoke started for the Blues while teammates Tudor Mendel-Idowu and Derrick Abu were on the bench.

Liverpool looked the better side for an hour and were 3-0 up courtesy of efforts from Luke Chambers, Kaide Gordon and Oakley Cannonier, only for the visitors to stage a dramatic comeback late in the game.

Charlie Webster, with a goal from 25 yards out, reduced the deficit in the 70th minute and Soonsup-Bell nodded in for 3-2 with thirteen minutes remaining before Mothersille completed the comeback in the 87th minute.

On as a substitute in the 85th minute, Mendel-Idowu poked the ball home after stretching to meet a cross from Mothersille in the fifth minute of stoppage time.

In doing so, the 17-year-old took his goal contribution for Chelsea U18s to ten (5 goals, 5 assists) for the season.

Chelsea will face either Blackpool or Newcastle United at home in the next round of the FA Youth Cup.

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