Tottenham ace controlled U21 game against United, says coach

Ugo Ehiogu says that Josh Onomah controlled Tottenham Hotspur's match U21 match with Manchester United last night.

Tottenham Hotspur under-21 manager Ugo Ehiogu says that Josh Onomah dominated the side's match against Manchester United yesterday evening.

Spurs lost the youth-team level game 2-1 against a strong United team, which included the likes of Tom Thorpe and Adnan Januzaj, but Ehiogu was still clearly pleased with what he saw from his side. 

The former Middlesbrough player was very complementary of his team and pointed out a Onomah's performance as one which deserved particular credit. 

"Josh Onomah was exceptional, drove at the heart of United, controlled the game," he said to Spurs' official site.

The game itself was won in the last minute when Thorpe headed the winner, but it was a decent performance from a promising crop of youngsters. 

Spurs' academy has come to the fore in recent times after the emergence of Ryan Mason in the first-team.

Mason turned around a Capital One Cup game against Nottingham Forest which appeared to be going the wrong way for the side last week before making his first start against Arsenal on Saturday.

And after his performances, Mauricio Pochettino heaped praise on the academy set-up. 

"Our Academy is very good and I congratulate everyone in the Academy because he’s another talent," he said.

It seems that Onomah could be the next midfielder to make the grade, too.

Although he is still learning as a player, he has already been identified as a potential England star and Spurs will be hoping that he does fulfil his early promise.

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