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Barclays U18 Premier League: Spurs Thrash Chelsea To Take Title

Image: Chelseafc.com

Image: Chelseafc.com

Tottenham Hotspur put 7 goals past Chelsea yesterday evening to win the Barclays U18 Premier League southern title.

They will face Everton in the semi-finals of the competition, who were the runners-up in the northern division.

Manchester City won the northern title and will play either West Ham United or defending champions Fulham in their last four clash.

Spurs were boosted by the fact that Chelsea played in the FA Youth Cup final first leg less than 24 hours before the game – meaning that a large proportion of their regular squad was missing from the starting line-up.

The Blues’ side included eight under-15 players and 13 schoolboys in the squad overrall. It always looked like Spurs would take the tie, but they played impressively to notch up seven.

The only scholar in Chelsea’s side was George Brady. He captained the side and headed them into the lead after 11 minutes after getting on the end of Kyle Scott’s cross.

Shayon Harrison would score the first of his four goals to bring the scores level as he finished on the turn.

Brady netted his second of the match with another header on 36 minutes. Issac Christie-Davies provided the cross from a corner this time.

Lloyd Ross scored his first goal of the season by getting on the end of Nathan Oduwa’s cross and made it 2-2.

From then Spurs ran riot. Harrison netted his second just before half-time by squeezing the ball under the goalkeeper – although there was some debate to whether the ball actually crossed the line.

Ross set up Harrison for his hat-trick, another ball into the box, this time a cutback, was converted.

Daniel Akindayini set up his fourth on 65 minutes as he found the top corner.

Josh Onomah scored twice in as many minutes to bring Spurs tally to seven and crown themselves southern champions.

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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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