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MATCHDAY RECAP: FA Youth Cup dream is over for Norwich City’s U18s after 3-1 quarter-final defeat to Birmingham City’s U18s

PUBLISHED: 20:54 27 February 2018 | UPDATED: 07:56 28 February 2018

Norwich City U18s look to book a place in the FA Youth Cup semi-finals. Picture: Nick Butcher

Norwich City U18s look to book a place in the FA Youth Cup semi-finals. Picture: Nick Butcher

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Follow all the build-up, live score, action and reaction as we bring you full coverage of Norwich City’s FA Youth Cup quarter-final against Birmingham City, in our Matchday Live blog from Carrow Road.

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Norwich City’s Under-18s never recovered from a two-goal burst inside three second half minutes of Tuesday’s FA Youth Cup quarter-final defeat to Birmingham City at Carrow Road.

Tom Anderson coolly slotted passt Fergal Hale-Brown in the 52nd minute, before City were punished again for slack marking when Jordan Clarke rifled home from eight yards.

City spurned a number of chances prior to the interval but their lingering hopes of earning a semi-final spot against youth powerhouses Chelsea were ended in emphatic fashion by Josh Andrews’ unstoppable long range hit in the 80th minute.

Anthony Spyrou did reply in the final minute of normal time, but the game ended in farcical weather conditions with a heavy snow shower obscuring the lines on the playing surface at Carrow Road.

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