Everton U23s 2 - 1 Sheffield United U23s
Everton U23s wrapped up the group stage of their Premier League Cup campaign with a dramatic late win against Sheffield Utd at Southport on Sunday afternoon.
Everton had already secured progress to the knockout phase but strike pair Bassala Sambou and Manasse Mampala struck in the closing stages to overturn a one-goal deficit and propel the Blues to another 3 points. They finish top of Group B on 14 points.
The opening goal came on the hour when United powered home a header from a corner on the right. Moments earlier, Sambou, on as a half-time replacement for fellow forward Fraser Hornby, saw his glancing header from an Everton corner well-saved.
Everton's equaliser arrived with 7 minutes to go. The hard-working Josh Bowler centred low from the left and Sambou nipped in front of his marker to turn the ball past the keeper.
Bowler was also the provider of the winning goal in added time when he skipped across the edge of the United box before sliding the ball to Mampala, who finished with aplomb.
Everton U23s : Hewelt, Bramall, Warren, Ouzounidis, Foulds, Galloway, Bowler, Denny, Hornby (46' Sambou), Kiersey, Mampala.
Subs not Used: Hilton, Broadhead, Adeniran, Markelo.
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1 Posted 24/02/2019 at 17:22:15
A routine game in some ways as they were already clear and set to top Group B. Next stage is the Round of 16 with the top two from each of the eight groups going into sudden death.
2 Posted 24/02/2019 at 17:32:54
I'm sure I've heard Unsworth is leaving at the end of the season but I might have been dreaming because I heard it was Bristol City that he was going to?
3 Posted 24/02/2019 at 17:56:41
You never know!
4 Posted 24/02/2019 at 22:14:24
Covering all my bets there Anthony.
5 Posted 24/02/2019 at 23:25:15
6 Posted 25/02/2019 at 18:15:29
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