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Canaries ready for youth cup test

Norwich City

Norwich City will have to beat the holders if they are to reach the semi-finals of the FA Youth Cup.

The Canaries travel to Eastlands to take on Manchester City in the last eight on Saturday.

Norwich have already knocked out three Premier League teams - Wigan, Stoke and Everton during their cup run.

Manager Ricky Martin told BBC Radio Norfolk: "These opportunities don't come round often, we want to be known as the team that beat Man City."

It has already been a thrilling cup run for the young Canaries with a 1-0 win over Wigan in round three being followed by two victories in penalty shoot-outs.

Norwich beat Stoke at Carrow Road and then won at Everton on spot-kicks with England youth goalkeeper Declan Rudd performing heroics in both ties.

Manchester City won the FA Youth Cup in 2008 and are yet to be beaten at all this season.

"They are the only academy undefeated, so what a great coup for Norwich City," said Martin.

The winners of the tie will meet either Tottenham or Arsenal in the semi-finals of the competition over two legs.

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see also
Canaries make Youth Cup quarters
06 Feb 09 |  Norwich
Norwich restructure youth set-up
09 Jun 07 |  Norwich

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