Date: 27th February 2016 at 9:26am
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Last night, at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea edged past a gallant Reading side to reach the semi-final of the FA Youth Cup.

However, after blasting Wimbledon for four Huddersfield for six and five past Manchester United in earlier rounds, this tie was far more competitive.

Reading started the better of the two teams and Chelsea`s defence was tested on several occasions before the home fans, in Stamford Bridge, were to see Chelsea take the lead.

The opening goal of the game, in the 58th minute, was to come from the impressive Jay DaSilva who reacted quickest to turn in a rebound to put Chelsea on the verge of a semi-final place.

Chelsea had a chance to double their lead but Tammy Abraham missed a spot-kick, fortunately the prolific young scorer redeemed himself minutes later by doubling Chelsea`s lead.

But if Chelsea thought the hard work was done they were in for a shock. Reading mounted a spirited fight-back which saw Tyler Frost hit the cross-bar from a spot-kick before Andresson reduced the areas in the 80th minute.

Thankfully, Chelsea`s youngsters held their nerve to secure a seventh successive semi-final place against Blackburn Rovers.

 
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