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Derby County U18s 2-2 Manchester United U18s (3-1 on penalties) (13th December 2017)
Derby County Under-18s are pictured here celebrating during the FA Youth Cup clash against the 10-time winners of the competition Manchester United in the 2017/18 season.
A snowy blizzard started to descend upon Pride Park Stadium midway through the game, making for tough conditions, but a memorable evening was in store for the young Rams.
Six of the players in the starting line-up have gone on to make first-team appearances for the Rams. Jayden Bogle was in the second year of his apprenticeship and whipped in a free-kick from a tight angle to regain the lead for the Rams after United equalised following Connor Dixon’s opener.
Likewise, Jayden Mitchell-Lawson, who is currently on loan at Bristol Rovers after making his debut for the Rams towards the end of last season, was in the starting XI and was also a second-year scholar.
The breakout starlets from this season - Max Bird, Lee Buchanan, Morgan Whittaker and Jason Knight - were all in their first year as apprentices and stepped up in Justin Walker’s side.
Though Bird had already made his debut as a 16-year-old prior to this game, the quartet have made an impressive combined 73 first-team appearances since.
Knight and Bogle were both on hand to convert their penalties in the shoo-tout, while substitute keeper, Joe Fryatt made three saves as the Rams were victorious in the Third Round Tie.
Louie Sibley, who scored a stunning first professional goal on his full league debut against Blackburn Rovers earlier this month did not feature in this game. Still in the Under-16s at the time, however, the midfielder did feature for the Under-18s regularly during the 2017/18 season.
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