Thursday 30 August 2012
Liverpool recorded their first win of the Barclays U21 Premier League season on Bank Holiday Monday as they beat Crystal Palace in front of more than 1,500 supporters at Selhurst Park.
In an evenly-contested first half, Krisztian Adorjan put the visitors ahead with a curling free-kick from 20 yards out. Palace levelled early in the second period as first-team player Matt Parsons found the top corner with a fierce drive.
Liverpool restored their advantage through Jack Robinson and Michael Ngoo made the game safe with a tap-in to give the Reds on four points after their first two matches. Read a report here
Also in Group 3, Fulham slipped to a home defeat in their first Barclays Under-21 Premier League game of the season, as they lost to Wolverhampton Wanderers at their Motspur Park training ground.
Liam McAlinden gave Wolves the lead after 20 minutes before Kristian Kostrna doubled their advantage just three minutes later.
Fulham reduced the deficit after the break, through Dino Islamovic, but Wolves held on to take the points. Read a full report here
In Group 1, Norwich City maintained their perfect start away to Bolton Wanderers.
The home fans who paid £3 or £1 saw David Ngog get a half during his recovery from injury but went home disappointed as an own goal from Oscar Threlkeld gave Norwich the win after he turned in a drilled cross from Joe Murphy.
Norwich's summer signing Jacob Butterfield played 60 minutes as he returned from injury to cap off an satisfying day for the Canaries. Read a report here