Chelsea and England youth international Dominic Solanke scored to help the Blues overcome Leeds United at Elland Road.
More than 2,000 fans were in attendance to watch the FA Youth Cup clash, with defending champions Chelsea winning 2-0.
Leeds were undone via a first half penalty scored by Izzy Brown, before Solanke - who has featured in the UEFA Champions League this season for Chelsea - struck the second of the game late on.
Very tough away game, going down to 10 men and playing against the crowd but we came through to win 2-0. Always good to get a goal too #FAYC— Dom Solanke (@DomSolanke) December 2, 2014
Solanke took to Twitter after the game to praise the hosts, describing the game as 'very tough', as were the circumstances and support of the Leeds fans.
Such a victory, and ability to handle the occasion, will be of huge benefit to the talented Chelsea youngsters, but while he may have felt the hard-earned victory was one they were worthy of - several Leeds stars also tweeted to suggest they should have got something from the game.
Unlucky tonight vs Chelsea ! All the boys put in a great shift and we deserved something from the game ! Fans were amazing, thank you— Robbie Mc Daid (@RobbieMcDaid) December 2, 2014
gutted about the result today but got to say the lads were excellent and we could of easily had a result! well done boys #lufcyouth— vanny_ (@vann_jack) December 2, 2014
Leeds were of course without the most talented player in the under-18 age group, Lewis Cook, who is a regular for the first team in the Championship this season.
While keeping him rested and picking his games wisely is sensible, the team boss Jason Blunt may but just wonder whether they would have been able to topple the defending champions with the midfielder in the side.