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Leeds fans sell out their away allocation for Youth Cup Final

Leeds United fans have the small matter of a playoff semi-final against Norwich to look forward to over the next week, but those two legs aren't the only big matches that the club are involved in this month. Leeds u18s have made it through to the FA Youth Cup Final and they will take on Man City tonight at the Etihad Stadium for the trophy.

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Leeds United fans have sold out their allocation for the FA Youth Cup final tonight – Photo by Icon Sport

The young Leeds players go into the match as underdogs so they will be buoyed by the news that an army of Leeds fans will be joining them in Manchester. The Whites fans aren't ones to shy away from a trip to Manchester given their rivalry with Manchester United and will be relishing the opportunity to potentially see their youth team win the FA Youth Cup for the first time in history.

Leeds were originally given an allocation of 5,032 tickets for the match at the Etihad Stadium but after these were quickly sold out, Man City handed the club a further 1,484 tickets. Leeds have confirmed that all of these tickets have now been sold, too, which means there will be more than 6,500 Leeds fans at the stadium tonight.

Man City look to prevent more Leeds fans from entering the Etihad Stadium

Manchester City are still advertising tickets for the FA Youth Cup Final but they have placed them on restricted sale to prevent any more Leeds fans from getting inside the stadium. In order to purchase a ticket through Man City, fans must have a previous purchase history with the club from 10am on Tuesday, 16th April.

Man City have only opened up level 1 of the Etihad Stadium for the match and they are yet to sell all tickets so it isn't outside the realms of possibility that Leeds will have more fans inside the ground tonight than Man City, which would be remarkable considering the match is being played at Man City's home.

Despite the match ‘only' being a youth game, the attendance figures and optics from tonight's match are likely to do little for the fans who want to move away from the ‘Emptihad' reputation.


Andy Delaney

Andy is a freelance sports writer with ten years of experience covering major sporting events across Europe. He has also been a season ticket holder at Old Trafford since 2008 and has visited over 40 football stadiums in the United Kingdom and abroad following the Reds.

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