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Man City’s FA Youth Cup Whupping Of Swindon Sees Lovely 25-Pass Team Goal, 40-Yard Thundercracker & Impeccable Volley Own-Goal (Video)

By Chris Wright

Manchester City’s U18s whupped their Swindon Town counterparts 4-1 in the FA Youth Cup last night, with the game playing host to a trio of excellent (for one reason or another) goals.

After going two-nil up early on, City’s third goal started the ball rolling when a 25-pass tippy-tappy (it’s the English version of tiki-taka, i.e, it takes place at half the speed of the Spanish equivalent) sequence was rounded off when Adam Drury slotted home in the 26th minute.

Then came Swindon’s consolation, with full-back Luke Burden letting go of a ballistic 40-yard screamer to pull one back on the half-hour mark.

Last, but by no means least, came City’s fourth goal courtesy of Swindon centre-half Adam Oakley – who expertly guided Drury’s cross in off the far post to bag himself a sensational own-goal volley to end the night…

(Skip to the 1:20 mark for all the fun and games)

Video: MCFC

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By Chris on January 19th, 2012 in FA Cup, FAIL, Man City, Skills, Videos. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

13 Responses to “Man City’s FA Youth Cup Whupping Of Swindon Sees Lovely 25-Pass Team Goal, 40-Yard Thundercracker & Impeccable Volley Own-Goal (Video)”

  1. Markell says:

    Blue moon rising, indeed!

  2. and what says:

    that (25-pass) goal was possibly the most boring goal i’ve ever seen.

  3. Meldeath says:

    My two cents, passes within your own half shouldn’t be counted towards “25-or-whatever-pass team goals” unless they’re really meaningful and contribute towards the action as a whole – I can hardly call them anything else than time play under other circumstances (above or Barcelona’s, for example).

  4. ER says:

    Only 3 passes by anyone other than the back 4 and the keeper. Good patience and all but nothing special

  5. Markell says:


    So… Barcelona do it, and its okay… But City do it, and its somehow not ok?

  6. SL says:

    I hate people saying many passes = great goal. It doesnt, a 2 pass goal is miles better and more incisive.

  7. Steve Clarke's Cerebrum says:

    Give that Swindon full-back a trophy! Cracking goal.

  8. The 40 yard hit was an absolute beauty. I love a long range thunderbolt.

  9. MessiBalls says:

    lets be honest, 20 of the passes were between the back 4 and the goalie. Good goal none the less but i dont think its going viral. Swindon’s goal was a peach

  10. Vic says:

    they’ve got to learn to do it like this:

  11. Del says:

    Some fantastic goals there. Swindon’s was tremendous, 40 yards! Simply amazing. =)

  12. WildScotsman6 says:

    Gonna have to agree wtih Vic there. I’m a massive fan of teamwork goals, but it’s gotta be at least near the halfway line to start…

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