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Top Performers in the U18 Premier League Cup (North)

The second round of group stage fixtures in the U18 Premier League Cup took place over the weekend with plenty of big results and performances. All 13 U18 Premier League North teams were involved in the action. Here are the five standout performers from the northern sides over game week 2.

Justin Oboavwoduo, Manchester City

Oboavwoduo bagged the winner as City beat Leicester City 1-0. The forward takes his tally to three for the season. The win confirms City’s qualification to the knockout stages of the competition. Oboavwoduo was a constant thorn in the side of Leicester and got a well-taken goal to secure the points for City.

Owen Farmer, Wolverhampton Wanderers

Farmer bagged a hat-trick in Wolves’ 3-3 draw with Tottenham. The forward now has six goals to his name this season so far and four of those have come in this competition. He has become the go-to man for goals in the U18 Premier League Cup for Wolves and he did not disappoint in this tie. All three of his goals came in the first half as Wolves raced to a three-goal lead before ultimately being pegged back for a draw.

Josh Donaldson, Newcastle United

Donaldson scored a brace in Newcastle’s 4-1 victory over Manchester United. The 17-year-old forward opened his account for the season with two first half goals to turn the game around for the Toon after they fell behind early on. The victory for Newcastle means they have one foot in the knockout stages needing just a point in their final group game to qualify.

Lewis Miley, Newcastle United

Miley also grabbed himself two goals in Newcastle’s 4-1 win over United. He has been one of the standout players in this season’s U18 Premier League Cup with back-to-back braces against Arsenal and United. He has made a bright start to the season and is the joint-top goal scorer in the competition alongside Farmer.

Danny Anijsko, Nottingham Forest

Anijsko grabbed two assists in Forest’s 3-0 win over West Ham. This takes him to the joint top for assists in this competition this season. He set up goals for Jack Nadin and Joe Gardner which, alongside an own goal from Tyron Akpata, earned Forest the victory. Anijsko was handed his first start of the season and repaid the faith from his manager with an impressive display.

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