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U18s will host Man City in FA Youth Cup

11 November 2016

Dodds' youngsters handed very tough FA Youth Cup draw

Reading's Under-18s have been pitted against last year's finalists Manchester City in the Third Round of the FA Youth Cup in a tie which is set to take place at Madejski Stadium next month - details will be confirmed in due course.

David Dodds' high-flying youngsters sit in fourth place in the U18 Premier League South table, ahead of the likes of Spurs, Southampton and Leicester...but Manchester City top the U18 Premier League North and are unbeaten in 2016-17, having won eight and drawn two of their opening 10 games.

The Royals reached the quarter-finals last season, bowing out to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in the end. City, meanwhile made it all the way to the final where they lost to the Blues over two legs.

FA Youth Cup Third Round draw
Middlesbrough vs Rotherham United    
Liverpool vs Crystal Palace          
Boreham Wood / Broxbourne Borough vs Chester / Bolton
Burnley vs Bradford City / Boston Utd
Watford vs Norwich City
Plymouth / Gillingham vs Oxford City / Peterborough
Huddersfield Town vs AFC Wimbledon / Bristol Rovers
Reading vs Manchester City
Swindon Town / AFC Sudbury vs Queens Park Rangers
Rochdale / Shrewsbury vs Morecambe / Accrington Stanley
Portsmouth / Met Police vs Newcastle United
Leicester City vs Poole Town / Leyton Orient
Brighton & Hove Albion vs Derby County
Exeter City / MK Dons vs Wigan Athletic
Arsenal vs Blackburn Rovers
Preston North End vs Halifax / Sheffield Utd
Romulus / Oldham vs Birmingham City
Swansea City vs Wolverhampton Wanderers
Sunderland vs Burton Albion
Fulham vs Mansfield / Dunkirk
Cambridge Utd / Millwall vs AFC Bournemouth
Barnsley vs Chesterfield / Carlisle Utd
Chelsea vs Cardiff City
Everton vs Scunthorpe Utd / Tranmere Rovers
Stoke City vs West Ham United
Nottingham Forest vs Ipswich Town
West Bromwich Albion vs Yeovil Town / Merstham
Hull City vs Leeds United
Tottenham Hotspur vs Stevenage / Charlton Athletic
Bristol City vs Aston Villa
Sheffield Wednesday vs Luton Town / Dagenham & Redbridge
Manchester United vs Southampton

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