Saturday 4 November 2017, 11:00am at Tottenham Hotspur Training Centre, London
Tottenham Hotspur
Tottenham Hotspur U18s
Clarke 57'
Fulham FC
Fulham U18s
Hilton 4'; Santos-Clase (pen) 64'

57' Goal

Rayan Clarke

50' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Rayan Clarke
Off:Jamie Bowden

79' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Mauricio Pochettino
Off:Phoenix Patterson

4' Goal

Sonny Hilton

64' Penalty

Niccolas Santos-Clase

60' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Niccolas Santos-Clase
Off:Timmy Abraham

Goals from Sonny Hilton and Nicolas Santos-Clase secured three points for the Young Whites.

Fulham beat Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 on Saturday morning at Tottenham’s Training Ground in North London in the Premier League Cup. The scoring was opened early by Sonny Hilton with a chip over the defence, before Spurs found their way back into the game in the second half through Rayan Clarke.

Showkat Tahir won a penalty five minutes after Spurs pulled level in the second half, and Nicolas Santos-Clase scored from the spot to give the Young Whites the advantage. Fulham were able to see the match out with another fine display.

Fulham’s most recent competitive match was also against Spurs in the Premier League South, the Young Whites ran out 2-1 winners in a match that mirrored this one. An early goal from Cameron Thompson gave the Whites the lead before needing him to score another late on from the spot to claim three points.

This was the second group match in the competition, after Fulham beat Aston Villa 4-0 at Motspur Park.

It didn’t take long for the Young Whites to make their mark in the match. Reece York floated a long ball over the Spurs defence to Timmy Abraham, the goalkeeper raced out and the ball ricocheted off him into open play.

Hilton took the ball at his feet and chipped a shot over the defenders racing to the line, putting the ball into the back of the net to take the advantage.

Tahir created a second scoring chance 10 minutes in, burning his defender down the left before driving a low hard cross into the box, Chris Kelly was in the perfect position but his first touch let him down giving Tottenham the chance to close in on him.

25 minutes in and the Young Whites were starting to control the game, playing high up the pitch with the possession. Kelly and Joe Felix put dangerous s balls into the box, and Jose Garrido headed inches over the bar.

In the 36th minute Hilton beat two men down the right of the pitch and played a perfect ball to Abraham in the box, 10-yards from goal. The striker rushed his shot however and his effort flew over the bar.

Three minutes later Tahir linked up again with Hilton, almost playing him in, but Hilton was prevented getting his shot away by a great last ditch tackle.

The second half Spurs looked to get back into the match quickly winning a succession of corners. Fulham broke and Abraham won a corner after a perfectly weighted ball from De Havilland, Spence leapt up but headed over the bar.

Spurs’ next chance came in the 53rd minute, Griffiths shot hard and the ball looked to swerve. Luca Ashby-Hammond did well to keep a hold of that in the rain.

Tottenham started applying real pressure, Spence was called into action with a goal line clearance, but it didn’t take long for the North Londoners to get back into the match.

In the 57th minute Spurs attacked down the left and Reynolds whipped a ball in for their sub Clarke who scored with a diving header at the back post.

The Young Whites however managed put their noses back in front, Tahir skipped past several players in the box and was clearly brought down in the 64th minute. Santos-Clase hadn’t been on the pitch long, he stepped up and slotted it left with the keeper going the wrong way.

Fulham controlled the rest of the match and the players executed their jobs well to keep hold of the lead to cement their place at the top of the group.

Match Information

Competition: Premier League Cup

Date: Saturday 4 November 2017
Kick-off: 11:00am

Venue: Tottenham Hotspur Training Centre, London

Tottenham Hotspur U18s

Line-up: Debie; Tainio, Okendina, Lyons-Foster, Hinds; Maghoma, Bowden (Clarke 50'); Patterson (Pochettino 79'), Reynolds, Griffiths; Richards

Unused substitutes: Freeman, Statham, Mukendi

Fulham U18s

Line-up: Ashby-Hammond; Felix, Asare, Garrido, Spence; De Havilland, York; Kelly, Hilton, Tahir; Abraham (Santos-Clase 60')

Unused substitutes: Frei, Wickens, Armsworth, Sylvester

Tottenham Hotspur U18s (4-2-3-1)
  • 1Jonathan Debie
  • 2Max Tainio
  • 5Jubril Okendina
  • 6Brooke Lyons-Foster
  • 3Tariq Hinds
  • 8Paris Maghoma
  • 4Jamie Bowden
  • 7Phoenix Patterson
  • 10Jamie Reynolds
  • 11Reo Griffiths
  • 9Rodel Richards
  • 12Mauricio Pochettino
  • 13Charlie Freeman
  • 14Max Statham
  • 15Jeremie Mukendi
  • 16Rayan Clarke
Fulham U18s (4-2-3-1)
  • 1Luca Ashby-Hammond
  • 2Joe Felix
  • 5Zico Asare
  • 6Jose Garrido
  • 3Djed Spence
  • 8Ryan De Havilland
  • 4Reece York
  • 7Chris Kelly
  • 10Sonny Hilton
  • 11Showkat Tahir
  • 9Timmy Abraham
  • 12Elias Frei
  • 13George Wickens
  • 14Niccolas Santos-Clase
  • 15Scott Armsworth
  • 16Jasper Sylvester