Aussie teen Robertson makes history as Manchester City claim FA Youth Cup


Rising star Alex Robertson has become one of only four Australians to win the FA Youth Cup after his Manchester City side claimed a 3-2 win against Chelsea on Tuesday (AEDT)

Robertson joins Socceroos Harry Kewell, Richard Garcia and Dennis Yaeger to claim the prestigious honour 

City reached the final four times in the previous five years but had lost on each occasion, including a hat-trick of defeats to Chelsea.

But they finally went one better to lift the trophy for a third time following triumphs in 1986 and 2008.

The 17-year-old Aussie started the match on the bench before being introduced for a late cameo in the dying stages of the contest.

Chelsea took the lead through Marcel Lewis in the 28th minute when he beat the offside trap, but James McAtee equalised with a low finish for City to ensure the sides headed into the break on level terms.

City applied the pressure early in the second half and took a deserved lead when Morgan Rogers tapped in from close range, before Lewis equalised for Chelsea with his second goal via a deflection.

Cole Palmer won it for City in the 84th minute after good work by Liam Delap and he celebrated by paying tribute to former team-mate Jeremy Wisten, who died last week.

Source Omnisport