Liverpool U21s sweep Fulham aside in Premier League 2

Match reportLiverpool U21s sweep Fulham aside in Premier League 2

By Joe Urquhart at the Academy


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Liverpool U21s secured a 3-1 victory over Fulham in Premier League 2 on Sunday afternoon.

Goals from Melkamu Frauendorf, Jarell Quansah and substitute Layton Stewart earned the spoils at the Academy.

It took the Reds just five minutes to open the scoring against the visitors as Frauendorf finished well from inside the box in what was the first meaningful attack.

Bobby Clark threatened a short while later with a shot into the side-netting, before Luke Chambers forced George Wickens into a strong save.

Liverpool added to the scoreline just after the 20-minute mark thanks to a well-worked set-piece, Jake Cain delivering for a Nathaniel Phillips knockdown, leaving Quansah to sweep home the loose ball.

Barry Lewtas’ side were providing much of the attacking play with Ben Doak proving a bright spark down the right-hand side.

The wide man saw a shot deflected wide while another mazy run presented Cain with a wonderful opportunity to grab a third, only to be thwarted by goalkeeper Wickens’ legs.

Fulham started the second period on the front foot and found a way back into the game seven minutes after the half-time interval.

Matt Dibley-Dias had gone close with a volley from a corner but there was to be no denying Olly Sanderson’s header.

The forward broke free in the box to power an effort home from a Luciano D’Auria Henry ball to the back post.

Liverpool attempted to restore their two-goal cushion and almost did so immediately, Quansah seeing a header hit the post from a Cain corner.

With 20 minutes remaining, though, the Reds dealt the final blow to the visitors thanks to a slick move into the area.

Substitutes James Norris and Stewart linked up to put the game beyond doubt as the former found the latter with a cutback to the penalty spot.

Fulham attempted to give themselves hope through Ibane Bowat and Dibley-Dias, though the pair were both unable to work their efforts on target late in the contest.

Liverpool U21s: Mrozek, Jonas, Chambers, Phillips (Miles, 46), Quansah, Stephenson, Doak (Hill, 76), Clark (Norris, 46), Frauendorf (Musialowski, 80), Cain, McConnell (Stewart, 70).



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