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Barclays U21 Premier League: Liverpool Beat Arsenal While Fulham Extend Lead At Top

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will be eager to make the most of his chances ahead of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will be eager to make the most of his chances ahead of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain got sixty minutes under his belt on his journey to full fitness but could not prevent Liverpool from inflicting a 4-2 defeat on the Gunners.

Michael Ngoo opened the scoring after just four minutes with a close-range finish but Benik Afobe netted an equaliser when he got in the way of the ball to put a deflection past the Liverpool goalkeeper.

It wasn’t long before Liverpool were back ahead though as Ngoo scored a back post header four minutes later.

Liverpool ran away with the game thereafter through goals from Brad Smith and Kris Peterson before Isaac Hayden grabbed a consolation at the end.

Fulham extended their lead at the top of the table with a narrow win over West Ham United yesterday.

It was a Pelly Ruddock own goal which squandered the Hammers’ chance to keep pressure up on the Cottagers at the top of the table.

Fulham coach Kit Symons said: “It was a decent game of football, competitive from both sides. There was some good football played by us and we created a few chances. We should have scored more than the one goal we did, to be honest, which would have made life a little bit easier for ourselves.”

Islam Feruz scored twice as Chelsea came from behind to beat Wolves.

Liam McAlinden scored a technically excellent strike for the home side in the 17th minute but Scottish striker Feruz hit back ferociously and killed off the game.

Elsewhere, Wilfried Zaha only made the bench as Manchester United entertained a goalless draw at home to Middlesbrough.

Full results:

WBA 1-2 Leicester City, Manchester United 0-0 Middlesbrough, Wolves 1-2 Chelsea, Everton 0-1 Aston Villa, Fulham 1-0 West Ham United, Bolton 0-2 Southampton, Arsenal 2-4 Liverpool, Blackburn 0-5 Norwich City.

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I'm a 21-year-old Multimedia Journalism student at Bournemouth University aspiring to be one of Britain's top sports journalists. Follow me on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn for contact and further information.

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