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Under-21s beaten at Tottenham

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Sub Marcus Ifill finds the target but Spurs take the points with a 3-1 victory.

By Luke Nicoli • 11 February 2023

By Paul Hazlewood
Marcus Ifill came on to grab a consolation goal for Albion.

Our men's under-21s are still searching for their first away win of 2023 following defeat in north London.

A brace from the impressive Romaine Mundle proved the difference on the day as Spurs belied their 13th-placed Premier League 2 position before the start of play.

The hosts had the better of the first half in terms of chances and possession, and came close to opening their account in the 23rd minute when Yago Alonso saw his shot well saved by Fynn Talley before sending the rebound wide.

Tottenham maintained their pressure and were rewarded in the 36th minute when winger Mundle picked up the ball on the edge of the area before curling a delightful right-footed effort into the top corner of Talley’s net.

As the half came to a close, Tottenham had further chances to extend their lead, with Alfie Devine heading narrowly wide from a Mundle free-kick, while Kallum Cesay found himself through on goal only to shoot wide.

Albion’s best chance of the half came in the 18th minute when Cameron Peupion played in Mark O’Mahony – making his first Premier League 2 start for the club – but the Irishman took a heavy first touch and Spurs keeper Josh Keeley raced out to smother.

By Paul Hazlewood
The forward equalised shortly after Spurs had gone 2-0 up.

The Seagulls brought on Marcus Ifill and Luca Barrington at the break to spark their attacking intentions, but it was Tottenham who extended their lead in the 54th minute when Alonso pounced on a slip to drill home from close range.

The two-goal lead lasted all of 60 seconds, however, as Albion got a foothold back in the game through Ifill, who met Peupion’s ball to net from the left side of box. He also hit the side netting soon after.

Tottenham then went close with Brooklyn Lyons-Foster hitting the crossbar with a close-range header, and the three points were all but sealed in the 65th minute when Mundle found space in the box before firing low past Tally.

The Albion keeper did well to beat out a shot from Cesay with ten minutes remaining and although Jack Hinshelwood has a late volley saved, Spurs were deserved winners on the day.

Albion: Talley, Offiah, Jackson, Packham (45 Barrington), Samuels, Hinshelwood, Hinchy (75 Everitt), Nilsson, Mullins (45 Ifill), Peupion, O’Mahony (75 Baker-Boaitey).

Subs not used: Reid.