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Tuesday 16 October 2012

Barclays U21s: Ceballos treble sinks Southampton

Cristian Ceballos scores three as Tottenham U21s win at Southampton; Bolton held by Reading

  • Cristian Ceballos's treble helped Tottenham Hotspur to victory at Southampton

  • Niall Keown scored to help Reading rally from two goals down at Bolton

Southampton 2-4 Tottenham Hotspur

Cristian Ceballos scored a hat-trick as Tottenham Hotspur completed a convincing victory against Southampton in the Barclays U21 Premier League.

Tottenham were 2-0 up inside eight minutes of the Group 2 encounter thanks to goals by Ceballos and Jonathan Obika, before Saints forward Sam Hoskins pulled one back at the Staplewood Training Ground.

Ceballos struck from 18 yards to make it 3-1 after the break, before completing his hat-trick, converting a square pass from former Southampton loanee Yago Falque.

Calum Chambers scored deep into added time with a deflected strike for the hosts, but it was nothing more than a consolation goal.

Southampton report

Tottenham report

Bolton Wanderers 2-2 Reading

Reading came from two goals down to secure a draw against Bolton Wanderers in Group 1.

The Royals grabbed a point thanks to strikes by Jake Taylor and Niall Keown, the son of former Arsenal defender Martin, after going 2-0 down inside the first half-hour.

Gregg Wylde put the home side in front with a free-kick after 20 minutes, before Matthew Partridge's attempted clearance from a Joe Riley cross went into his own net three minutes later.

But Reading scored in each half to share the spoils at the County Ground.

Bolton report

Reading report

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15 October result

Bolton 2-2 Reading

Southampton 2-4 Tottenham

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Key Points

  • Cristian Ceballos scores a hat-trick as Tottenham win at Southampton
  • Jonathan Obika is also on target again as Spurs complete Group 2 victory
  • Niall Keown nets as Reading recover from two-goal deficit to share draw with Bolton