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Under-18s match preview: Norwich City v Tottenham Hotspur

15 March 2019

Norwich City’s Under-18s are up against second-placed Tottenham Hotspur at Colney Training Centre on Saturday (12pm kick-off).

The Canaries thrashed a mid-table Aston Villa side in last Saturday’s Under-18s Premier League fixture, scoring four goals in the last 15 minutes of play to give them a convincing 5-0 victory.

Anis Mehmeti rolled in City’s first 10 minutes before the break, and with the wet and windy conditions effecting play, it looked as though it was going to be the only goal of the game until Tom Dickson-Peters found the net from the penalty spot with 15 minutes of action left to unfold.

Mehmeti got a third for City eight minutes later before Dickson-Peters picked out the top right-hand corner from around 30-yards out to put the game out of Villa’s reach. Denzelle Olopade capped off City’s fine display and popped up on the score sheet after scrambling the ball home with the last kick of the game.

City have four games left this season, including this Saturday’s visit of Tottenham Hotspur, and will be hoping to take the confidence from the win last time out into their remaining fixtures.

Tottenham were last in league action when they beat West Ham United 5-3 two weeks ago. The home side cruised to a 4-0 half-time lead thanks to goals from Maurizio Pochettino, Rayan Clarke and a trialist scoring a brace. The visitors then pulled the game back to 4-3, with three second half goals, but Tarrelle Whittaker’s 84th minute strike secured the three points.

Spurs were also involved in some mid-week action, with some of their Under-18s players featuring in the UEFA Youth League for the Under-19s, however they lost against Porto which saw them knocked out of the competition in the Round of 16 phase.

You can follow updates of the match by following our Academy Twitter account @NorwichCityAcad.

Please note – although fans are welcome to watch matches at Colney they are advised that due to the extensive building works on site there is very limited parking.

Parking is available strictly on a first-come, first served basis and therefore supporters are advised to share transport or seek alternative methods of getting to the training ground. A drop off area at the gates will also be employed on the day of a game.

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