Fulham’s Under-18s left it late again to secure a 2-1 victory over Leicester City at Motspur Park on Saturday.
The Whites started brightly, dominating the early play and bossing possession only to fall behind in the 10th minute after some sloppy defending allowed a Leicester player to sneak in at the far post and meet a cross before bundling the ball home.
It was all Fulham for the remainder of the half, but the Whites couldn’t break down a stubborn Leicester defence, with Aaron Redford missing a couple of good chances.
Trailing at the break, the Whites made two changes on 55 minutes, with Patrick Roberts and George Williams entering the fray.
And the Whites levelled five minutes later when Jordan Evans’ corner found Liam Donnelly at the back stick and the defender headed home.
With the game heading for a draw, the Whites snatched victory when good build-up play eventually saw the ball worked to Roberts. His disguised pass found Williams who made no mistake.
It was the third game in a row that Fulham have won a match in the last 10 minutes.
Fulham: Norman, Sheckleford, Donnelly, Adebayo (Burgess 65), Evans, Sambou, Baba, Foday, Leacock-McLeod, Elworthy (Roberts 55), Redford (Williams 55).