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PL2 review: Palmer hits hat-trick for high-flying City

9 Mar 2021
Cole Palmer

Midfielder, 18, stars for Premier League 2 Division 1 leaders in 5-0 triumph over West Ham

Premier League 2 leaders Manchester City turned on the style against West Ham United, with Cole Palmer scoring a hat-trick in the 5-0 victory to earn a fifth consecutive win and stay five points clear of Blackburn Rovers at the top of Division 1.

Tommy Doyle provided three assists and February PL2 Player of the Month nominee Liam Delap scored his 10th goal in five appearances as Man City took their tally for the season to an impressive 53 goals from 17 matches.

See: Man City report

Blackburn stay in contention

Sam Burns scored twice and provided an assist inside the opening 35 minutes as second-placed Blackburn defeated Southampton 5-1.

A superb solo goal by Sam Durrant rounded off the scoring for the hosts.

See: Blackburn report | Southampton report

In Division 2, Norwich City made it back-to-back victories by inflicting a third defeat in four matches for fifth-placed Reading.

A brace by Marco Stiepermann and a Jon Rowe strike sealed a 3-1 win that leaves Norwich just two points off the playoffs.

See: Reading report | Norwich report

Click on the matches below for more details, with line-ups and stats. 

Latest PL2 results
Division 1
HT: Half Time: 0-2
Will Ferry 53', 82' (pen)
HT: Half Time: 1-0
Cole Palmer 2', 46', 79'
Joshua Okotcha 52' (og)
Tommy Doyle 46', 66', 79'
Divison 2


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