Manchester City celebrated their second 6-0 win on the trot as they thrashed Newcastle United yesterday in spectacular fashion.
They beat Bristol City in a friendly ahead of Saturday’s game, in which six different players got on the scoresheet.
Daniel Lema, Jorge Intima, Denziel Boadu, Kean Bryan, Brandon Barker and Thierry Ambrose all netted to give Jason Wilcox’s side three points and cement their fourth spot in the Barclays U18 Premier League northern group.
Lema’s finish to open the scoring was simple as he received Barker’s ball across goal and slided into an empty net.
Intima finished one-on-one to put City two up before the break and Boadu and Bryan made sure the victory was sealed just minutes after the restart.
Barker, who was on international duty midweek with England Under 18s, got his deserved goal on 50 minutes as he skipped past the Newcastle defence and slotted home.
Substitute Ambrose completed the rout with 13 minutes to play when he unleashed a neat shot into the bottom corner to give Jason Wilcox something to go home smiling about.
Newcastle find themselves second-bottom after the result.
In the southern group, Tottenham Hotspur bounced back from their first defeat of the season last week to beat Chelsea at home and go top of the league.
It could have been four if Nathan Oduwa had not squandered a penalty late on, but Spurs settled for three compared to Chelsea’s two as goals from Will Miller, Daniel Akindayini and Anthony Georgiou sealed the win.
Chike Kandi and Tammy Abraham got on the scoresheet for Chelsea by beating goalkeeper Luke McGee, who kept Spurs in the game on more than one occasion.
Everton 2-1 Bolton, Liverpool 4-3 Blackburn, Man Utd 3-2 Sunderland, Newcastle 0-6 Man City, Wolves 1-1 Stoke, Arsenal 1-2 Reading, Fulham 0-3 Aston Villa, Southampton 4-2 West Bromwich Albion, Spurs 3-2 Chelsea, West Ham 2-0 Norwich.