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Saturday 10 August 2013

Barclays U21s: Spurs win after Falque brace

Coach Chris Ramsey hails 4-2 victory over Chelsea as "one of best ever" displays

  • Falque's first-half brace turned the match round for Spurs

  • Ramsey was impressed with the display, especially from the newer players

Chelsea 2-4 Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham Hotspur Under-21 coach Chris Ramsey called his side’s display at Aldershot one his side’s best ever as they came from behind to start the second season of the Barclays Under-21 Premier League with victory.

Chelsea went ahead through Josh McEachran’s penalty on 18 minutes but over the next 20 minutes, Spurs, who finished runners-up in the inaugural competition last season, turned the match on its head through a brace from Yago Falque and third from Harry Kane.

"It was one of the best displays we’ve had, even including last season"
Chris Ramsey

Spurs extended their lead after the break through Shaq Coulthirst before Chelsea grabbed a late consolation through Isaiah Brown, the 16-year-old who joined from West Bromwich Albion in the summer.

“It was an outstanding performance,” Ramsey, the Senior Professional Phase Coach, said. “It was one of the best displays we’ve had, even including last season. I’m delighted for the players, especially the way they applied themselves and the resilience they showed after conceding the early goal.

“There were a lot of pleasing things, the more experienced players were great for us while the likes of Giancarlo, Ruben, Alex McQueen and Grant Ward have all come onto the scene this season and they are trying their best to step up and live up to the standards that were set last season.”

Chelsea report | Spurs report

Barclays Under-21 Premier League result

Chelsea (McEachran, Brown) 2-4 Tottenham Hotspur (Falque 2, Kane, Coulthirst)

Barclays Under-21 Premier League fixtures

11 August
Manchester City v Fulham, Hyde FC, 1pm

12 August
Liverpool v Southampton, The Academy, 2pm
Middlesbrough v Leicester City, Hartlepool FC, 7pm
Norwich City v Stoke City, Colney Training Centre, 2pm
Reading v Newcastle United, Madejski Stadium, 7pm
Sunderland v Bolton Wanderers, Academy of Light, 2pm
West Bromwich Albion v Blackburn Rovers, WBAFC Training Ground, 3pm
West Ham United v Aston Villa, Rush Green, 7pm
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Everton, AFC Telford United, 7pm

You can follow developments in the Barclays Under-21 Premier League throughout the season on Twitter with the Premier League's account @premierleague or via the hashtag #BU21PL

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