Tottenham prospect identifies two standout performers in youth match against Forest

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Tottenham Hotspur beat Nottingham Forest 2-1 in FA Youth Cup action last night.

Tottenham Hotspur youngster Luke Amos has told the club's official site that Kyle Walker-Peters and Ismail Azzaoui were the Lilywhites' two standout players against Nottingham Forest last night.

Tottenham progressed to the semi-finals of the FA Youth Cup thanks to a 2-1 win over Forest and the performances of their two wide-men drew praise from Amos. 

Walker-Peters and Azzaoui, who scored Spurs' second goal of the night, were a constant threat and Amos reserved special praise for the duo after the match. 

“We earned the space to play, we outfought them and that gave us time to play," he said. "We had brilliant wide men like Kyle and Ismail, who frequently beat their men and provided an end product, and there were other big performances in the game. Cameron Carter-Vickers came up with a vital block at the end, so we’re delighted with how it went.”

Tottenham were the favourites to win the match and they looked set to make it through comfortably when Carter-Vickers' and Azzaoui's strikes had put them into a commanding 2-0 lead.

Forest, though, set up a nervy finish when Matthew Cash scored from close range in the 71st minute.

Thankfully for Spurs they managed to hold on and claim the victory and it is further evidence of the talent that the club have at their disposal at the moment.

Mauricio Pochettino has stated his desire to make Tottenham's youth academy one of the best in the country and he will be heartened by this showing from their Under-18's.

The Argentine boss has already handed Ryan Mason, Nabil Bentaleb and Harry Kane regular first-team football since arriving and it would not be too much of a surprise if some of the members of the Tottenham team which won last night were called into the senior side next campaign. 

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