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Under-21s 1-0 Liverpool

Posted on 11 February 2013  - 16:12

Our Under-21s beat Liverpool 1-0 on Monday at the Training Centre, the Reds' first defeat of the season.

In a scrappy encounter, a fantastic individual goal by Jon Obika was enough to secure victory against a side on a 14-match unbeaten run.

Obika's strike was a moment of inspiration after 16 minutes, with the 22-year-old turning and dribbling past Liverpool captain Conor Coady before flicking the ball beyond Robinson and finishing low into the corner of the goal from just inside the box.

It was reward for a combative and committed first half performance in which we threatened to run riot, with Harry Kane shooting inches wide from 30-yards and Dean Parrett forcing a near post save following a fantastic passing move.

Coady tried his luck from long range after half an hour as Alex Inglethorpe's team looked to find a way back into the match, but they found it difficult to find a way past the impressive Byrne and Veljkovic.

The slippery conditions did not help the spectacle in the second half as both teams found it difficult to create chances.

Jonathan Miles was a spectator for much of the match but made a sharp save with his legs from Pelosi in the 75th minute as Liverpool put us under pressure late on.

And the Reds could have levelled in injury time, only for Suso to see his long range effort fly a couple of yards over the bar.

We have now won three of our four games in the Elite Group section and top the table.

SPURS: Miles; Byrne; Fryers; Livermore (Gallifuoco, 58) ; Veljkovic; Carroll; Ceballos; Parrett; Obika; Kane; Luongo.

Subs not used: McGee; McEvoy; Ball.

LIVERPOOL: Ward; McLaughlin; Roddan; Sama; Robinson; Coady; Suso; Teixeria; Adorjan; Pelosi; Ibe.