Tottenham Hotspur youngster Shayon Harrison has impressed in recent weeks, with his hat-trick for the club’s under-18s against their Arsenal counterparts a particularly note-worthy performance.
But the 17-year-old winger-come-forward went one better this weekend, even if he could not prevent his side from losing against Chelsea’s youngsters.
Harrison scored four goals on Saturday, but he still saw Tottenham’s under-18s lose 6-4 in a match that few would have predicted prior to kick-off.
Both sides have plenty of attacking talent but score-lines like this always catch the attention for their rarity.
In an end-to-end match, Harrison opened the scoring in just the sixth minute, but Chelsea took just seven minutes to equalise through Ruben Sammut. Ike Ugbo then put Chelsea ahead but Harrison levelled with 27 minutes on the clock.
A second goal for Ugbo ensured the Blues went in 3-2 up at the break but there was far more to come in the second period.
Harrison converted from the spot to level things once more before the free-scoring teenager put Tottenham ahead for the second time in the match.
Substitute Tammy Abraham then turned the match on its head with a late hat-trick that ensured Harrison was left disappointed even if he did outscore his strike rival on the day.