Nigerian Wonderkid Steals The Headlines With Hat-Trick For Chelsea Against Spurs In FAYC
Published: March 18, 2017
Nigerian Wonderkid Steals The Headlines With Hat-Trick For Chelsea Against Spurs In FAYC Chelsea have qualified for their sixth straight FA Youth Cup final after thrashing Tottenham Hotspur 7-1 at Stamford Bridge on Saturday evening.

England youth internationals Ike Ugbo and Tariq Uwakwe were named in the starting line-up for Chelsea, Timothy Eyoma started for Spurs and teammate Keanan Bennetts was on the bench.

Of the four players of Nigerian descent mentioned, it was Ugbo who stole headlines after scoring a hat-trick to take his tally in the competition to eight goals this campaign.

The 18-year-old opened the scoring with a close-range finish on four minutes, converted his penalty to give Chelsea a three-goal lead heading into the interval, then found the bottom corner to complete his hat-trick in the 68th minute.

Chalobah, Sterling, Hudson-Odoi and Castillo grabbed a goal each for the defending champions, while Roles pulled a goal back for the visitors after 70 minutes.

Chelsea will either face Manchester City or Stoke City in the final, with the Citizens winning the semifinal first leg 6-0

Ifeanyi Emmanuel

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