Friday 8 May 2015, 7:00pm at White Hart Lane, London
Tottenham Hotspur
Tottenham Hotspur U21s
Maghoma 16'; Harrison 90'
Fulham FC
Fulham U21s

16' Goal

Christian Maghoma
Assist by Grant Ward

90' Goal

Shayon Harrison

63' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Shayon Harrison
Off:Kenny McEvoy

79' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Will Miller
Off:Shaquile Coulthirst

90' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Filip Lesniak
Off:Nathan Oduwa

45' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Solomon Sambou
Off:Lasse Vigen Christensen

53' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Luca de la Torre
Off:Dean O'Halloran

Fulham U21s were relegated after losing their final game of the season at Tottenham.

Fulham Under-21s were relegated from the Barclays Under-21 Premier League Division 1 after losing their final game of the season at Tottenham Hotspur.

The Whites equipped themselves well after falling behind to Christian Maghoma’s 16th-minute header, but could not find the break-through to get themselves back in the game at White Hart Lane.

Substitute Shayon Harrison netted in stoppage time and Everton’s 2-1 victory at West Ham United confirmed Fulham’s fate. Peter Grant’s side will be playing in the Barclays Under-21 Premier League Division 2 in the 2015/16 season.

Lasse Vigen Christensen saw action for the first time in over two months, playing 45 minutes. His last appearance was in Fulham’s 2-0 Sky Bet Championship win against Derby County on February 28th. 

The home side set the tone from the off, with Nathan Oduwa seeing his low strike well saved by Whites keeper Marek Rodak after seven minutes, and Kenny McEvoy skied the rebound from close range.

Noe Baba, starting at centre-back, made an important saving tackle to stop Oduwa creeping in behind, and Kyle Walker-Peters took aim but fired over Rodak’s crossbar in the ninth minute.

The pressure was mounting as Rodak scrambled across his goal to clutch a shot from Joshua Onomah on 14 minutes, and the home side finally made the break-through two minutes later.

It arrived from a set-piece, as Grant Ward’s right-sided free-kick found Maghoma on the penalty spot, who won his challenge and headed in to the corner of the Whites’ net.

The goal prompted Fulham to spring into life. They won a corner on the right-hand side which Jonathan Buatu attacked but the Whites Captain could not quite direct his header goalwards.

The midfield battle began to swing back and forth, as Ward drilled an effort wide and Ange-Freddy Plumain headed off target after good work from Jordan Evans earned the Whites a corner.

Shaquile Coulthirst sent a strike skimming wide of goal and Onomah’s stinging drive was held well by Rodak, before a fantastic chance to level the scores passed the Whites by.

A miscommunication in the Spurs defence allowed Adam Taggart clean through on goal but the Australian striker rolled his 40th-minute shot the wrong side of the post.

Three minutes later, the home side were guilty of missing an equally clear-cut chance. The move on the right was well-worked but Coulthirst clipped his six-yard shot past Rodak’s far post.

Solomon Sambou replaced Christensen at the interval, and the midfielder almost orchestrated a good shooting opportunity soon afterwards but he was quickly closed down by Spurs shirts.

The hosts continued to show their intent, Oduwa’s 20-yard effort narrowly missed the crossbar, before Luca de la Torre replaced Dean O’Halloran in the 53rd minute.

More Tottenham pressure followed, Oduwa’s long-range effort cannoned back off the crossbar and Rodak came to the rescue on 61 minutes to deny Coulthirst’s shot from close range.

The Whites gave Tottenham a fright on the counter attack six minutes later. An outstanding turn and pass from Plumain put de la Torre through on goal, but the substitute pulled his shot a fraction wide.

Rodak saved low down from substitute Harrison on 70 minutes, then Plumain burst past the Tottenham defence only for keeper Luke McGee to deny him with his legs from a tight angle.

With the clock ticking down, Fulham had the best of the closing exchanges. Liam Donelly’s close-range header was fumbled by McGhee and Spurs survived when Sambou’s shot was scrambled away.

But the Whites could not find that elusive goal and the home side struck in the final seconds, Harrison tapping him from close range to confirm Fulham will finish 11th in the table.

Match Information

Competition: Barclays U21 Premier League

Date: Friday 8 May 2015
Kick-off: 7:00pm

Venue: White Hart Lane, London

Tottenham Hotspur U21s

Line-up: McGee; Walker-Peters, Veljkovic, Maghoma, Ogilvie; McEvoy (Harrison 63'), Ward, Winks, Oduwa (Lesniak 90'); Onomah, Coulthirst (Miller 79')

Unused substitutes: Miles, McEneff

Fulham U21s

Line-up: Rodak; Baba, Donnelly, Buatu, Evans; O'Halloran (de la Torre 53'), Christensen (Sambou 45'), Hyndman, Mesca; Plumain, Taggart

Unused substitutes: Norman, Redford

Tottenham Hotspur U21s (4-4-2)
  • 1Luke McGee
  • 2Kyle Walker-Peters
  • 5Milos Veljkovic
  • 6Christian Maghoma
  • 3Connor Ogilvie
  • 7Kenny McEvoy
  • 4Grant Ward
  • 8Harry Winks
  • 11Nathan Oduwa
  • 10Joshua Onomah
  • 9Shaquile Coulthirst
  • 12Filip Lesniak
  • 13Jonathan Miles
  • 14Shayon Harrison
  • 15Will Miller
  • 16Aaron McEneff
Fulham U21s (4-4-2)
  • 1Marek Rodak
  • 2Noe Baba
  • 6Liam Donnelly
  • 5Jonathan Buatu
  • 3Jordan Evans
  • 4Dean O'Halloran
  • 8Lasse Vigen Christensen
  • 10Emerson Hyndman
  • 7Mesca
  • 11Ange-Freddy Plumain
  • 9Adam Taggart
  • 12Magnus Norman
  • 14Luca de la Torre
  • 15Aaron Redford
  • 16Solomon Sambou