West Ham drawn against Stoke in FA Youth Cup

West Ham drawn against Stoke in FAYC 3rd Round

West Ham United have been drawn against Stoke City in the 3rd round of this season's FA Youth Cup.

The Hammers will travel to Staffordshire to face the Potters on Tuesday 22 November 2016, with the tie kicking-off at the bet365 Stadium at 7pm. Admission prices will be announced in due course.

West Ham have not won the competition since 1999, when they famously thrashed Coventry City 9-0 over two legs. 

A team featuring the likes of Joe Cole and Michael Carrick, won the first leg 3-0 and returned to the Boleyn Ground for the second leg to play in front of over 21,000 fans. They won 6-0 on the night to complete the heaviest aggregate Youth Cup final victory in history.

Overall, West Ham has won the tournament three times, which puts the Academy of Football fourth in the list of overall winners. Manchester United lead the way with ten Youth Cup wins.

The team to beat will be Chelsea - they are the current holders and have won the tournament in each of the last three seasons.

But after West Ham United's strong start to the U18 Premier League South campaign, there is no reason why the young Hammers cannot progress deep into the competition.

The confirmation of the FA Youth Cup kick-off date means Saturday's U18 match with Tottenham Hotspur has been postponed. A new date will be rearranged in due course.