Rhian Brewster’s late penalty secures cup victory for Liverpool U23s
Rhian Brewster scored the winner because the Liverpool under-23s got here from behind to clinch a second consecutive cup victory at Sunderland.
Sunderland U23s 1-2 Liverpool U23s
Premier League Cup, Eppleton
November 10, 2019
Objectives: Kimpioka 46′; Collins OG 67′, Brewster pen 83′
After a hard-fought 3-2 win over Wigan of their first recreation of Group F, the younger Reds headed to Sunderland‘s Eppleton Colliery Welfare Floor with Neil Critchley together with a clutch of high-profile abilities.
Sepp van den Berg and Yasser Larouci began on the again, Herbie Kane and Pedro Chirivella have been deployed in midfield and Brewster led the road up entrance, although Caoimhin Kelleher, Curtis Jones and Harvey Elliott have been lacking.
Towards a aspect plying their commerce in a tier under them in Premier League 2, Liverpool dominated for a lot of proceedings, having fun with the vast majority of possession and passing across the hardworking Black Cats.
Lining up with a again 5, Sunderland have been in a position to climate the storm as goalkeeper Anthony Patterson made a collection of saves and Isaac Christie-Davies hammered the crossbar.
And initially of the second half, the hosts have been in a position to take the sector towards the run of play, with Benji Kimpioka the goalscorer.
Undeterred however understandably rising annoyed, Liverpool continued to use strain as they sought an equaliser, and have been frequently denied by the busy Patterson, who saved out each Christie Davies and Tony Gallacher.
However he was unable to maintain his personal participant at bay within the 67th minute, as Michael Collins bundled the ball previous his ‘keeper to revive parity and arrange a tense finale.
It was in the end determined from the spot, with Sunderland aggrieved to have conceded a penalty within the closing phases, which Brewster stepped as much as hearth dwelling his sixth aim of the season after being introduced down.
Liverpool, due to this fact, keep prime of Group F with an ideal report to date; their subsequent outing within the cup comes away to Huddersfield initially of December.
Liverpool U23s: Atherton; Gallacher, Clayton, Van den Berg, Larouci; Chirivella, Kane, Dixon-Bonner; Longstaff, Christie-Davies, Brewster
Substitutes: Winterbottom, Boyes, N.Williams
Subsequent Match: Brighton (A) – Premier League 2 – Friday, Nov 22, 7pm (GMT)