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Munns' late strike sinks PSV

Posted on 27 September 2011  - 12:00

Jack Munns grabbed a last-gasp winner as our Under-19 team beat PSV 2-1 in the NextGen Series on Tuesday night.

Jack Munns grabbed a last-gasp winner as our Under-19 team beat PSV 2-1 in the NextGen Series on Tuesday night.

Tim Sherwood’s side dominated the early proceedings at PSV's De Herdgang training facility and were unfortunate not to have taken the lead in the sixth minute when Massimo Luongo saw his left-footed strike cannon back off the post.

Despite continuing to control the game the lads were denied twice more by the woodwork as Milos Veljkovic and Alex Pritchard struck the crossbar from corners with PSV struggling to deal with the deliveries of John Bostock.

It seemed as though it was going to be one of those nights as we wasted numerous opportunities with Souleymane Coulibaly going close on three occasions.

However, the powerful striker wasn’t to be denied and scored his third goal of the competition just before the break as he slid in Laste Dombaxe’s cross from the left.

The second half proved to be a more competitive affair as PSV began to press forward and create opportunities.

Jonathan Miles produced an outstanding save in the 57th minute from close range to keep our lads in the lead.

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However Miles was powerless to prevent PSV’s equaliser as Mohammed Rayhi’s free-kick from the left-hand side eluded everyone in the penalty area and found the bottom corner in the 61st minute.

Miles was in the thick of the action again in the 68th minute saving well to his left as both teams looked to grab a winner.

It looked as though we were going to receive a golden opportunity to regain the lead as Kudus Oyenuga was bundled over in the penalty area, however the referee saw nothing wrong with Eric Verstappen’s challenge.

With time running out both substitutes combined to produce a dramatic finale in the 89th minute as Jake Nicholson’s long range effort was parried out and Jack Munns was quickest to react, finishing from close range.

The lads saw out the final moments of the game to secure maximum points and now find themselves top of Group Four with seven points from three matches.

Our next fixture comes on the October 19 when it will be PSV’s turn to travel to London.

Spurs (4-3-1-2); Miles; Barthram; Stewart; Veljkovic; Day; Luongo; Dombaxe; Pritchard; Bostock (Nicholson, 70); Oyenuga (Munns, 74); Coulibaly. Unused substitutes – Ekong, Ango.