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Barclays U21 Premier League: West Ham Remain Top With Wolves Win

Alex Kiwomya scored a superb effort for Chelsea against Sunderland.

Alex Kiwomya scored a superb effort for Chelsea against Sunderland.

West Ham United remain top of the Barclays U21 Premier League as they beat Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-0 yesterday.

In atrocious conditions goals from Kieran Sadlier and Dan Potts secured all three points for the Hammers.

It took just six minutes for Sadlier to put West Ham in front. George Moncur created an opening to break into the box and fed Sadlier to drive home from close range with a first-time strike.

Wolves missed a penalty after 29 minutes when Jamie O’Hara missed a penalty for the home side.

Dan Potts strike after 69 minutes was deflected out for a corner and the youngster converted from the resulting set-piece to give West Ham a two-goal cushion.

Sunderland remain in second place after they grinded out an impressive 2-2 draw against Chelsea.

Duncan Watmore gave Sunderland an early lead before Islam Feruz pounced on a Modibo Diakite mistake to equalise straight after.

Alex Kiwomya put the Blues ahead halfway through the second period with a stunning long-range effort but Watmore struck again for Sunderland to mean both sides would share a point.

Chelsea coach Dermot Drummy told their official club website: “I’m absolutely delighted. All of our players bar Alex Davey and Billy Clifford are Under-19s. We’ve performed admirably.

“Feruz got an opportunists’ goal and though we rode our luck a bit in the first half I thought we controlled the game in the second half.

“Alex Kiwomya scored a great goal, too. We made chances, kept the ball and played some great football against an experienced team. Sunderland are a very good side. I’ve got a lot of respect for Kevin Ball because of the way he conducts himself and his teams. To come away with a point from here, with the team that we’ve come up with, is wonderful.”

Full results:

Fulham 2-2 Newcastle, Stoke City 2-0 Reading, Sunderland 2-2 Chelsea, West Bromwich Albion 4-2 Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur 1-1 Leicester City, Norwich City 3-1 Middlesbrough, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0-2 West Ham United, Everton 0-0 Manchester United.


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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