Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Superb U18s Sink City

Steve Cooper's U18s turned on the style as they produced a brilliant display to beat Manchester City 2-0 at the Academy on Saturday.

The win made it an Academy double over City after the U21s' 3-1 win on Friday.

Goals from Daniel Trickett-Smith and Kris Peterson did the damage for Cooper's charges who played some scintillating football at times.

With Jerome Sinclair away on international duty with England, Peterson wore the No.9 shirt and had a fine game while Jordan Ibe was outstanding on the right-wing after being an unused substitute for the U21s on Friday.

Cooper told Liverpoolfc.com: "It was a very good performance and I'm delighted for the boys.

"We scored a fantastic opening goal which was a great team move when we passed and moved the ball brilliantly.

"We created chance after chance and could have been 3-0 up at half-time, but we kept up our high level of play in the second and controlled the game."

It was a sweet victory for the U18s after City beat the Reds 2-0 in Manchester last month and it's now three straight wins for Cooper's young side.

Liverpool team: Fulton, Quirk, Maguire, Jones, Heaton, Baio, Ibe, Lussey (Randall 75), Peterson, Trickett-Smith, Gainford (O'Hanlon 70). Subs unused: Mersin, Cleary.

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