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Wednesday 27 February 2013

Barclays U21s: Wolves claim comeback victory

Two goals in the last eight minutes seals victory over West Ham United at the New Bucks Head

  • Zeli Ismail of Wolves in action against West Ham. Credit: AMA Sport Photo Agency/Wolves FC

Wolverhampton Wanders moved off the bottom of the Elite Group after recording a come-from-behind victory over West Ham United in the Barclays Under-21 Premier League.

The visitors had the better of the opening exchanges at Telford United's New Bucks Head ground and they took the lead with eight minutes to go in the first half when Sebastian Lletget finished calmly after latching on to Elliot Lee's through ball.

Both sides had chances to score after the break but it was the hosts who were able to equalise with eight minutes to go. Substitute Frazer Shaw was adjudged to have fouled Lee in area and Jake Cassidy fired home the penalty kick.

And in the last minute, Wolves claimed a dramatic winner when Frazer Shaw lost possession and Liam McAlinden squared for Robbie Parry to hit into the roof of the net.

It is Wolves' first victory of Phase 2 of the Barclays Under-21 Premier League and they now lie in seventh place with four points from five matches.

Wolverhampton Wanderers report | West Ham United report

Barclays Under-21 Premier League results

Download full fixture list here  | For full results click here

Elite Group
Liverpool 0-1 Manchester United (Fornasier)
Southampton (Rowe, Sinclair) 2-0 West Bromwich Albion
Wolverhampton Wanderers (Cassidy, Parry) 2-1 West Ham United (Lletget)

Group 1
Aston Villa 0-2 Fulham (Altman, Woodrow)
Middlesbrough (Williams 3) 3-1 Blackburn (Best)
Sunderland (Mandron, Browning) 2-2 Everton (McAleny, Junior)

Group 2
Crystal Palace (Wilbraham, Kaikai) 2-2 Newcastle United (Campbell, Aarons)

To view the league tables after the qualificaton stage, click here

You can follow developments on Twitter with the Premier League's account @premierleague or via the hashtag #BU21PL

Key Points

  • Wolves secure 2-1 comeback win over West Ham in Barclays U21 Premier League
  • Victory is their first of Phase 2 of the competition
  • Jake Cassidy and Robbie Parry scored the goals for Wolves

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