Everton U21s win Crystal Palace goalfest

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Crystal Palace U21s 3 - 4 Everton U21s [FT]

Paul Tait's Everton U21s went 4-1 up at one stage in a dramatic PL2 game at Crystal Palace, holding on to win 4-3, Leban saving a last-minute penalty, and inflicting the table-toppers their first defeat of the season.

Everton took an early lead after just 2 minutes through Charlie Whitaker when he got on the end of a Mathew Mallon cross to poke home.

Everton went further ahead through Stan Mills with header from 12 yards out after 11 minutes. The home side pulled a goal back while goalscorer Whitaker was shown a yellow card. More cards for Mallon and Anderson before the break, when Tom Cannon knocked in Everton's 3rd from close range in added time. 

The visitors notched up a 4th goal through Sean McAllister with a long-range deflected shot before Palace clawed one back but had seemingly left it too late, scoring their 3rd from the penalty spot against 10-man Everton with 2 minutes left after Joe Anderson had picked up a second yellow.

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But there was even more drama before the end: another Palace penalty was saved in the last minute by Leban, to ensure Everton took all 3 points. 

Everton U21s: Leban, Mallon [Y:24'] (80' Campbell), Welch, Anderson [Y:34'; YR:86'], Hunt, Quirk, Price, Mills (85' Okoronkwo), McAllister, Whitaker [Y:22'] (90+5' Djankpata), Cannon.

Subs not Used: Barrett, Kouyate.


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Dave Abrahams
3 Posted 09/10/2022 at 14:52:45
Everton were leading Palace 2-0 with goals from Whittaker and Mills, who else? But Palace pulled one back after 19 minutes.
Danny O’Neill
4 Posted 09/10/2022 at 14:56:12
Any links for this?

I'd like to watch before subjecting myself to being surrounded by United fans when I go to watch later.

Michael Kenrick
6 Posted 09/10/2022 at 16:18:07
Wouldn't that be lovely, Danny?

A chance to see the young Blues taking on the PL2 table-toppers in their own back yard and giving them a right good footy lesson (I assume) before things fell apart a little near the end.

What a game!

But no, we the plebs don't get to watch (except in person) as the football authorities, in their infinite wisdom, have decreed that we can't see a stream of our Under 21s playing in Premier League 2 if their game 'clashes' with any Premier League fixture.

Go figure!

But keep your eyes peeled for the highlights on the Official site, they should be well worth a watch.

Michael Kenrick
7 Posted 09/10/2022 at 16:56:32
Kieran Kinsella
8 Posted 09/10/2022 at 17:00:10

Makes perfect sense. Naturally all the WHU fans would have stayed home today if there was a chance to watch Everton under 21 play. What a ridiculous rule

Tony Everan
9 Posted 09/10/2022 at 17:24:04
A thriller and good team performance would have been a cracker to watch. Stan Mills is racking up some serious scoring stats, it’s nearly every game he seems to be on the score sheet. Potential all over the team.

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