ePL Invitational

McNeil edges Burnley past Fredericks' West Ham

21 Apr 2020
ePL Invitational: Dwight McNeil 3-2 Ryan Fredericks

Dwight McNeil beats Ryan Fredericks 3-2 in ePL Invitational first round to set up a last-16 tie with Arsenal's Josh Franceschi

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Dwight McNeil has sent Burnley through to the last 16 of the ePremier League Invitational with a 3-2 win over West Ham United's Ryan Fredericks.

Fredericks had fought back from two goals down but McNeil struck the winner as himself to set up a tie with Arsenal representative and You Me At Six singer Josh Franceschi in the next round.

"It's an amazing feeling [to score as myself]," said the Burnley winger.

Fredericks, meanwhile, hinted that the loss may force him to him follow in the footsteps of Aston Villa's John McGinn, who said he is retiring from EA SPORTS FIFA 20 after being defeated by Brighton & Hove Albion's Neal Maupay earlier in the day. 

"Yeah, back on Call of Duty for me!" Fredericks joked. 

Day 1 results

John McGinn (AVL) 1-6 Neal Maupay (BHA)Report
Josh Franceschi (ARS) 4-3 Nathaniel Chalobah (WAT) Report
Dwight McNeil (BUR) 3-2 Ryan Fredericks (WHU)
Philip Billing (BOU) 4-0 Angus Gunn (SOU) Report Report

See: ePL Invitational first-round recap
See: ePL Invitational draw in full

Prize fund to NHS

The prize fund is being donated to the #PlayersTogether initiative, created by Premier League players as a collective way of generating funds for the National Health Service and distributing them where they are needed most.

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