Tottenham fans rave about 20-year-old after Under-23 win over Liverpool
Tottenham Hotspur’s Under-23 strengthened their claims to finish in second place in Premier League 2’s top tier on Friday afternoon as they beat Liverpool’s second string 4-1 – and Spurs fans have raved about Elliot Thorpe.
Spurs came into the match in fourth place in Premier League 2, but with the knowledge that a win would take them above Blackburn and Chelsea into second. However, they faced a strong side in the form of fifth-placed Liverpool.
Wayne Burnett named a strong side that included the likes of Marcel Lavinier, Dennis Cirkin, Jamie Bowden, Nile John and Alfie Devine who have been training with the senior side – and even getting first-team game time.
But it was another player that took the game by the scruff of the neck. Spurs were 2-0 up after 18 minutes, with 20-year-old Thorpe – who lined up in the 10 role – scoring two goals on 16 and 18 minutes.
Liverpool got one back through Paul Glatzel, but Spurs dominated as they played at the first-team stadium. Devine continued his stunning form in his first season at Spurs with a goal, before Dilan Markandy scored in injury time.
Thorpe has been a regular in the 23’s this season but the Wales Under-19 international has failed to score or create a single goal this season – playing more defensively. But he netted a brace, and Spurs fans have applauded him.
Thorpe is a player. Welsh dynamite
— SamSpurs (@SamSpurs2) April 23, 2021
Masterclass from Thorpe
— Mason. (@FtblMason) April 23, 2021
Thorpe on fire today https://t.co/MA6AgnKGTD
— JoeRoadMan👀☕⚽️🏴😍 (@davidja90098097) April 23, 2021
This is Thorpes' Park. https://t.co/wUmTBHYjdF
— Harry 🏴🇱🇻 (@Harry_M51) April 23, 2021
Elliot is a serious talent, underrate at your own peril. Our youth core is strong. https://t.co/GTVQEbZMIu
— IF (@ILFarone) April 23, 2021
Elliot Thorpe, remember the name, you’ll be hearing it a lot 😤
— jr 🇮🇪 (@joel_thfc) April 23, 2021
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