U-21 round-up: Big victories for Liverpool and City, Spurs secure thrilling win

Liverpool, West Ham United, Manchester City, Norwich City, Reading, Stoke City, Tottenham Hotspur and Southampton were all in action last night.

West Ham United 0-4 Liverpool - Goalscorers R. Kent (13), S. Ojo (26, 90+3) and S. Yesil (38)

Liverpool U21 move to the top of the Group One table last night after securing a remarkable 4-0 victory at West Ham United.

The Reds dominated the Hammers throughout and raced into a 3-0 lead at half time courtesy of an explosive attacking display.

Whilst the second half didn’t quite match the first 45 minutes on entertainment, Sheyi Ojo capped off a fine game by firing home in the last minute of stoppage time to grab his second and Liverpool’s fourth.

Former Anfield hero John Aldridge was enthralled whilst watching on Liverpool TV and took to social networking site Twitter in order to credit both teams on a fascinating match.

Manchester City 4-1 Norwich City – Goalscorers for City: S. Fofana (10), S. Bytyqi (50, 90+2), J. Hiwula-Mayifuila (77) and for Norwich: J.Eaton (74).

Manchester City U21 were also heavy winners after seeing off a late charge from the visitors Norwich City to claim their first victory of the season.

The star of the show was Sinan Bytyqi as the versatile Austrian youth international forward netted two goals for the home side, his last coming after chipping the goalkeeper before side-footing home.

The victory takes the Citizens up to fourth place in Group One, one position above city-rivals Manchester United.

Tottenham Hotspur 3-2 Southampton – Goalscorers for Spurs: R. Mason (28), E. Sonupe (32) and D. Akindayini (76) and for the Saints: R. Seager (29, 85).

Tottenham Hotspur U21 recorded a thrilling 3-2 victory over fellow Group One side Southampton, their second win from two games.

The 23-year-old opened the scoring with a classy strike after 26 minutes before Ryan Seager replied for the Saints a minute later against the run of play.

Spurs didn’t have to wait too long before regaining their lead, Emmanuel Sonupe firing home from the spot before Daniel Akindayini clinched the game with a clinical finish with 15 minutes remaining.

Despite Seager pulling a late goal back for the Saints, the points were heading to North London as Spurs climb up to third spot in the table.

In the only game from Group Two, Reading recorded their first win of the campaign as they beat Stoke City 2-1.

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