Todd Cantwell scores dramatic brace to keep Norwich's FA Youth Cup dream alive

The 17-year-old Norwich City player impressed on Wednesday evening.

While Norwich City’s first-team are fighting hard in the Premier League their next generation are competing for the FA Youth Cup, booking their place in the quarter-finals with an outstanding turnaround against their Middlesbrough counterparts this week.

When Boro went 4-1 up in the second half any chance of a fight-back from Norwich seemed nigh on impossible, but the young Canaries had other ideas and levelled the game at 4-4 before winning ii in added time.

There were plenty of great performers on the night but arguably the standout star was midfielder Todd Cantwell.

The 17-year-old opened the scoring for Norwich and – 96 minutes of playing-time later – he scored what proved to be the winner to send his side through to the last eight of the competition.

Norwich’s other goals came from Benny Ashley-Seal, Glenn Middleton and Louis Ramsay; however it was Cantwell who deserved the most credit for starting and, most importantly, finishing the scoring.

The England under-17 international has already played nine matches for Norwich’s under-21 side and he looks set for a bright future at Carrow Road.

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