Tottenham Hotspur lost 4-3 to AFC Wimbledon in Tuesday's Checkatrade Trophy clash.
Keanan Bennetts of Tottenham Hotspurs avoids Toby Sibbick of AFC Wimbledon
Tottenham Hotspur's Under-21 side were in Checkatrade Trophy action on Tuesday night, slipping to a 4-3 defeat away at League One side AFC Wimbledon.
After Mauricio Pochettino's first team hammered Huddersfield Town 4-0 over the weekend, Tuesday saw the club's youngsters take to the field against league opposition in the somewhat bizarre Checkatrade Trophy.
Shilow Tracey put Spurs in front on 16 minutes, only for Toby Sibbick to equalise for the hosts, and Samuel Shashoua then restored Tottenham's advantage, with Egli Kaja hitting back just moments later for 2-2.
Tottenham again couldn't hold their lead after Kazaiah Sterling made it 3-2, with Sibbick immediately finding an equaliser, before ex-Spurs youngster Dean Parrett pounced in added time to hand AFC Wimbledon a stunning 4-3 win.
With just one point from two games, Spurs will be disappointed with their Checkatrade Trophy performance so far, but some youngsters have caught the eye of Tottenham supporters.
Keanan Bennetts of Tottenham Hotspurs
Left wing back Keanan Bennetts particularly impressed for Spurs against AFC Wimbledon, notching two assists in a promising attacking display, earning praise for his pace and skill down the left.
The 18-year-old was hailed by Spurs fans on Twitter during and after the game, with some suggesting that he is 'different gravy' at Under-21 level, praising him for being an 'absolute baller'.
Others noted that Bennetts has been on fire in a left wing back role, and the rave reviews from fans may just suggest that Pochettino has another top youngster on his hands in North London.
At u21 bennetts is diff gravy— Lewis Hills (@HillsLewis) October 3, 2017
Bennetts making that LWB role his own recently. On fire there!— James Welham (@WelhamOfficial) October 3, 2017
Bennetts has been on fire off late!— Harsh Mishra (@SimplyWink) October 3, 2017
Lost 4-3 very late on, such a shame. First 70 minutes was very impressive, then backs to the wall last 20. Bennetts & Skipp superb.— Chris Miller (@WindyCOYS) October 3, 2017
Was at the game, thought Amos and Bennetts were brilliant. Sloppy goals we conceded pic.twitter.com/8vuu0FvRmD— Daniel Sadler (@dan_sadler92) October 3, 2017
Questionable choice of hair but @kbennetts_11 looks a player— JumbyTHFC (@LukeTomsett) October 4, 2017