Chelsea draw at City in Youth Cup final first leg

Ike Ugbo scored Chelsea’s goal as they drew 1-1 at Manchester City in the first leg of the FA Youth Cup final.

Striker Ugbo’s ninth Youth Cup goal of the season put the holders ahead shortly before half-time at City’s Academy Stadium, where Phil Foden levelled just after the hour mark.

Callum Hudson-Odoi and City’s Lukas Nmecha hit the post during a lively first half.

And when another effort from Hudson-Odoi also came back off the post, Ugbo was on hand to score.

Foden fired in the equaliser to leave the tie finely poised ahead of next Wednesday’s second leg at Stamford Bridge. The away goals rule does not apply in the Youth Cup.