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Barclays U21 Premier League: Spurs, Fulham and Sunderland Make It Three Wins Out Of Three


Jordan Laidler grabbed another goal for Sunderland.

Jordan Laidler grabbed another goal for Sunderland.

Fulham and Sunderland are the only other teams to maintain their 100% record after three games after they won at Norwich and at home to Blackburn respectively.

The Cottagers could be a real force this season in the Barclays U21 Premier League after their U18 academy triumph last season. It was Cauley Woodrow with Fulham’s goal on Monday.

Sunderland won with goals from Billy Knott, Jordan Laidler and Mikael Mandron.

Slovakian winger Albert Rusnak won man of the match as Manchester City U21s thrashed Everton 3-0 to earn their first three points of the season.

Rony Lopes scored City’s other to give Patrick Vieira his first competitive victory in charge of the Citizens.

Holtby formerly played for Bundesliga side Schalke.

Holtby formerly played for Bundesliga side Schalke.

On Friday, Lewis Holtby scored a stunning 25-yard drive to put Spurs top of the Barclays U21 Premier League table against West Ham.

His side came from two goals behind against the Hammers to earn all three points, with Holtby’s goal cancelling out Dan Potts and┬áSebastian Lletget’s first half efforts.

On 56 minutes Simon Dawkins got the comeback underway before Holtby’s effort equalled the scores. Shaquille Coulthirst grabbed the winner late on with only four minutes remaining.

Isaiah Brown and Islam Feruz both grabbed a double as Chelsea thrashed Leicester City on Saturday.

John Swift made it five for Dermot Drummy’s side who look in good shape to challenge for the title this season. Watch full highlights below.

Full results:

Manchester City 3-0 Everton, Reading 3-2 Southampton, Wolves 2-1 Stoke, Norwich 0-1 Fulham, Sunderland 3-1 Blackburn Rovers, West Brom 0-4 Manchester United, West Ham 2-3 Tottenham Hotspur, Middlesbrough 4-1 Newcastle United, Chelsea 5-1 Leicester City.

About Tom Bennett

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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