Aston Villa lift the 2021 FA Youth Cup after victory over Liverpool at Villa Park

Monday 24 May 2021
Aston Villa celebrate lifting the 2020-21 FA Youth Cup on Monday evening

Aston Villa were crowned as the 2021 FA Youth Cup champions after their 2-1 victory over Liverpool.

With the draw seeing the Final take place on home soil for the young Villans, they made an electric start to the game at Villa Park.

Ben Chrisene opened the scoring after just eight minutes before Brad Young doubled their advantage with a penalty in the 12th minute.

Villa, joint-managed by the pairing of Sean Verity and Liam Bramley then threatened to add more to their tally, hitting the woodwork twice as Liverpool hung on.

From there, the Reds were left with an uphill battle but they gave themselves hope with just less than 15 minutes remaining when a volley from Melkamu Frauendorf was diverted by Seb Revan into his own goal to set up an interesting finale.

But Villa held on for victory, to claim their first FA Youth Cup title since 2002.

Aston Villa: Marschall, Kesler (c), Bogarde, Swinkels, S.Revan, Lindley (Sylla 79'), Raikhy, Chukwuemeka, Chrisene (Ramsey 61'), Barry, Young

Substitutes not used: Zych, Appiah, Sewell, O'Reilly, Reddin

Liverpool: Davies, Bradley, Norris, Quansah, Koumetio, Stephenson, Corness (Frauendorf 45'), Morton, Woltman, Balagizi, Musialowski

Substitutes used: Jonas, Mrozek, Wilson, Chambers, Mabaya, Bajcetic

By FA Staff