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City Trip For Clarets' Youth Cup Kings

14 December 2012

Burnley ready to tackle other half of Manchester

The giant-killing Clarets face another trip to Manchester in the FA Youth Cup after being handed a fourth-round draw away to City.

After causing the shock of the third round by knocking out ten-times winners United at Old Trafford – thanks to a hat-trick from ex-City youngster Jason Gilchrist – Terry Pashley’s youngsters will now have to tackle the Blue half of Manchester as they bid to continue their remarkable recent record in the competition.

The Clarets reached the semi-finals last season for the first time since 1978 - ten years after winning the cup for the only time when they beat City and United in successive rounds. 

Academy club City have won the competition twice with their last victory in 2008 when current Clarets Ben Mee, who lifted the trophy as captain, and Kieran Trippier were in their side.

City are one of the clubs who have applied to use an alternative ground for their home games.

Hyde United is registered as their designated choice, although their third-round victory over Sunderland was played out at Stockport County’s Edgeley Park.

The last-32 ties are scheduled to be played by Saturday, 19 January, with confirmation of the venue and date of the fixture to be confirmed.

Meanwhile, the Clarets' scheduled Youth Alliance game against Bury tomorrow (Saturday) has been postponed due to a frozen pitch.

FA Youth Cup fourth round draw

Crystal Palace or Port Vale v Everton
Norwich City v Millwall
Oxford United or Barnsley v Stevenage
Reading v Bolton Wanderers
Derby County v Ipswich Town
West Ham United v Cheltenham Town or Tottenham Hotspur
Stoke City v Huddersfield Town
Arsenal v Fulham or Middlesbrough
Manchester City v Burnley
Bradford City or Histon v Liverpool
Charlton Athletic v Chelsea
Northampton Town v Hull City or Swansea City
Birmingham City v Coventry City or Bristol Rovers
Leicester City v Peterborough United or Aston Villa
Leeds United v Burton Albion
Nottingham Forest v Rochdale or Crewe Alexandra

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