Liverpool U21s score four in Premier League 2 win at Crystal Palace

Match reportLiverpool U21s score four in Premier League 2 win at Crystal Palace

By Glenn Price


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Liverpool U21s ran out 4-2 winners away at Crystal Palace in Premier League 2 on Sunday afternoon.

The young Reds went behind in the contest following Ademola Ola-Adebomi's 12th-minute opener, which drew a response from Mateusz Musialowski just past the half-hour mark.

Moments after Palace had Justin Devenny sent off for two bookings, Paul Glatzel put the visitors 2-1 up three minutes prior to half-time.

Lewis Koumas then made sure of the points with finishes in minutes 51 and 86, before Franco Umeh netted a consolation deep into added time.

Speaking to post-match, U21s head coach Barry Lewtas said: "It was a big win in terms of the performance.

"I thought we started fantastically well considering that was a really experienced Crystal Palace team. We had some real close games with them last year but that was a real experienced one.

"To start the game the way we did was really important. We had two 16-year-olds at centre-back and they played with brilliant maturity.

"We went a goal behind but I think we showed real good character in terms of how we responded to that.

"Obviously when they went down to 10 men, it changes the game but I don't think the momentum of the game changed. I still felt we were the team in the ascendancy and, in the end, it was a good result."




Liverpool U21s: Pitaluga, Miles (Davidson, 91), Nallo, Pinnington, Chambers, McConnell, Clark, Hill (Pilling, 91), Musialowski, Glatzel, Koumas (Kone-Doherty, 87).

Unused subs: Kelly, Nyoni.


Liverpool travel to Blackpool on Tuesday October 10 for their second group-stage fixture of the EFL Trophy, looking to build on last month's win at Morecambe.

The match at Bloomfield Road kicks off at 7pm BST.



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