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U18 Premier League: Top Performers from 26th August

Ato Ampah played a pivotal role in Chelsea’s 5 – 1 victory over Aston Villa, netting a hat-trick and providing an assist [Credit: Chelsea FC]

Another exciting week of U18 Premier League action unfolded on Saturday, 26th August, showcasing some standout performances from young talents across the league. Let’s dive into the key highlights of Matchday 3.

South Division:

North London Derby Drama: Tottenham Hotspur produced a stunning performance in the North London derby, defeating Arsenal 4 – 2.

Palace’s Triumph: Crystal Palace got back to winning ways with a hard-fought 2 – 1 victory against Reading.

West Brom’s Maiden Win: West Brom secured their first league win of the season against Norwich City.

Chelsea Ends Villa’s Winning Streak: Aston Villa’s 100% winning record came to an end against Chelsea.

North Division:

United’s Dominance: Manchester United maintained their perfect record with an emphatic 4 – 1 away win against Stoke City.

City’s Statement: National U18 defending champions Manchester City made a bold statement, winning 6 – 0 against Blackburn Rovers as they opened their league campaign.

Other Victories: Liverpool, Middlesbrough, and Newcastle United also secured wins over the weekend.

Top Performers:

Here are some of the standout performers from Matchday 3:

Jesse Derry (Crystal Palace): The son of ex-Crystal Palace midfielder Shaun Derry, Jesse Derry, has been in outstanding form. He scored a brace in Crystal Palace’s 2 – 1 win against Reading, showcasing his dribbling skills and finishing ability. Derry has now scored four league goals in just three appearances this season.

Ato Ampah (Chelsea): Ato Ampah played a pivotal role in Chelsea’s 5 – 1 victory over Aston Villa, netting a hat-trick and providing an assist. His dynamic performance terrorized the Aston Villa defense throughout the match.

Thomas Olyott (Fulham): Thomas Olyott was the star for Fulham as he scored a hat-trick in their thrilling 4 – 3 win against Leicester City. Olyott played a crucial role in all of Fulham’s goals, highlighting his growing influence on the team. He has already exceeded his goal tally from the previous season, with five league goals in three appearances.

Ajay Matthews (Middlesbrough): Ajay Matthews made a significant impact in Middlesbrough’s 2 – 0 win against Everton by scoring a goal and providing an assist. The 17-year-old attacker’s contributions played a key role in securing Middlesbrough’s first league win of the season. Matthews, who scored six league goals last season, aims to build on that tally for Boro this season.

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