Tuesday 24 September 2013
Liam Agnew scored twice as Sunderland bounced back from last week’s defeat at Liverpool to go back to the top of the Barclays Under-21 League table at Eppleton Colliery Welfare.
Luke Williams scored a 25-yard opener for Boro, who then had a Jordan Jones effort disallowed for offside.
In a breathless end to the first half, Mikael Mandron equalised from the penalty spot after handball by Adam Jackson, Middlesbrough’s Jonathan Burn was sent off against his old club for fouling Mandron, Agnew put Sunderland in front with his own 25-yard effort and then Williams scored his second when he converted a penalty after Liam Marrs handled.
Agnew sealed the points in the 75th minute by volleying in from the edge of the penalty area after Boro failed to clear their lines.
Sunderland's senior professional development coach Kevin Ball, who was in charge of the Under-21 side, will oversee the first team in Tuesday night's Capital One Cup tie against Peterborough United following the departure of head coach Paolo di Canio.
Adam Morgan scored a spectacular opener as Liverpool moved up to fourth in the table at Hyde’s Ewen Fields.
The 19-year-old collected the ball just inside the City half, saw keeper Ian Lawlor off his line and struck a superb long-range effort that flew in off the underside of the bar.
Manchester City dominated after the break but could not find the equaliser and it was Liverpool who sealed the points when Cameron Brannagan turned in Stephen Sama’s cutback from close range.
It was City’s third defeat in five games and they slipped to 17th in the table.
Everton hit back from 2-0 down to earn a remarkable victory at Goodison Park and end Chelsea’s three-game winning run.
The Blues took the lead in only the third minute when Ruben Loftus-Cheek netted a rebound after Mason Springthorpe’s save. Springthorpe was beaten again 13 minutes later when a swerving 25-yard shot from John Swift evaded him to double Chelsea’s lead.
The comeback started five minutes after the break when Hallam Hope tucked away a rebound from close range after Jamal Blackman parried Matthew Pennington’s header and Hope then equalised after Blackman’s clearance fell straight to him.
In the 83rd minute, Blackman brought down substitute Courtney Duffus and although he saved John Lundstram's penalty, Chris Long tucked in the rebound to win it for the Toffees.
Jamar Loza scored a superb goal as Norwich picked up their third win of the season at the expense of struggling Leicester at Colney Training Centre.
The striker collected the ball on the halfway line and ran at the Foxes backline, eluding three defenders before firing past Adam Smith into the right-hand corner of the net in the 68th minute.
The goal came 14 minutes after Canaries goalkeeper Remi Matthews had saved a penalty from Michael Cain after Jacob Murphy had fouled left-back Callum Elder.
Bolton secured their first win of the season at the fifth attempt to leave Rovers bottom of the table at the Reebok Stadium.
A lovely passing move produced the 15th minute opener which was finished by Zac Clough from inside the Rovers penalty area.
They doubled the lead five minutes after the interval when Chris Lester intercepted a pass and ran on before delivering a cross which Conor Wilkinson converted from close range.
Blackburn's Dean Rittenberg then hit the bar before Bolton sealed the points when Clough’s deflected shot from the edge of the area left goalkeeper David Raya helpless.
Hull City booked their place in the second qualifying round of the Premier League Under-21 Cup with two penalties from Matthew Fletcher and Paul McElroy at Preston North End.
The visitors took the lead on 54 minutes when Fletcher converted from the spot after he was fouled in the area. Hull doubled the lead with 15 minutes to go through McElroy's spot kick when the referee ruled that there was an infringement in the penalty area from Matty Dixon's corner.
Hull will now play Derby County in Qualifying 2 North.
Saturday 21 September
Southampton (Rowe, Toner og, Turnbull) 3-1 Aston Villa (Johnson)
Stoke City 0-1 West Ham United (Moncur)
Monday 23 September
Norwich City (Loza) 1-0 Leicester City
Bolton Wanderers (Clough 2, Wilkinson) 3-0 Blackburn Rovers
Everton (Hope 2, Long) 3-2 Chelsea (Loftus-Cheek, Swift)
Manchester City 0-2 Liverpool (Morgan, Brannagan)
Sunderland (Agnew 2, Mandron) 3-2 Middlesbrough (Williams 2)
Thursday 26 September
Fulham v Arsenal, 7pm Motspur Park
Monday 23 September
Preston North End 0-2 Hull City (Fletcher, McElroy)
Tuesday 24 September
Bournemouth v Plymouth Argyle
Doncaster Rovers v Notts County
Thursday 26 September
Peterborough United v Colchester United
Monday 30 September
Exeter City v Torquay United
Tuesday 1 October
AFC Wimbledon v Gillingham
Thursday 3 October
Watford v Bristol Rovers
Tuesday 8 October
Burnley v Wigan Athletic
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