Liverpool Under-23s finish as runners-up in the Premier League 2 thanks to a resounding 5-1 home win over Chelsea at Anfield on Tuesday night.
have finished as runners-up in the Liverpool Under-23s Premier League 2 table thanks to a resounding 5-1 home win over at Anfield on Tuesday night. Chelsea Under-23s
The Reds dominated from the off and took the lead on 21 minutes when
's probing delivery was headed home by defender Adam Lewis . George Johnston
Although Chelsea began asking questions of their opponents, largely through highly-rated forward
, Liverpool doubled their advantage shortly before half time. Callum Hudson-Odoi played in Herbie Kane , who successfully escaped the attention of the Blues defence before firing high into the Blues net beyond the reach of Bobby Adekanye . Marcin Bulka 's charges then added a third on 51 minutes, a handball in the box prompting the referee to award the hosts a penalty which Neil Critchley blasted home from 12 yards out. Yan Dhanda
Chelsea managed to reduce the deficit just before the hour,
's low cross from the right being poked home by substitute Charlie Brown . Martell Taylor-Crossdale
However, Liverpool restored their three-goal lead with another Johnston header from a Lewis delivery, before Dhanda wrapped up the scoring in injury time with a curling effort from the edge of the box.
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