Terell Pennant

Pennant's Hat-Trick Secures Norwich Success For Leicester's Under-18s

Leicester City youngster Terell Pennant registered a superb 12-minute hat-trick to help the Club's Under-18s seal a dramatic 4-3 victory over Norwich City at LCFC Training Ground on Saturday.
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In the young Foxes' maiden outing of 2021, Ethan Fitzhugh located Pennant in space, in the 17th minute, to open the scoring for the home side on their debut outing at the Club's new HQ in Seagrave.

Tawanda Maswanhise set up Pennant to double his tally for Leicester's youngsters six minutes later, before Jon Rowe got the Canaries back into the game shortly afterwards. 

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Terell Pennant
Terell Pennant

Terell Pennant opens the scoring for the young Foxes.

However, City were relentless in their pursuit of goals and, in the 29th minute, Pennant completed his trio of strikes with a composed finish to make it 3-1 to the hosts.

Less than 60 seconds after the restart, it was four for the young Foxes, as Fitzhugh combined well with Will Russ to extended Leicester's lead, but Oscar Thorn's finish for Norwich gave the visitors hope at the interval.

It was 4-3, too, on 67 minutes as Abu Kamara dispatched a penalty beyond Arlo Doherty in Leicester's net, but the home side dug in to seal victory, aided by Rowe's 91st-minute red card for Norwich.

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LCFC U18s at LCFC Training Ground
LCFC U18s at LCFC Training Ground

The fixture was the Under-18s' first to be staged at LCFC Training Ground in Seagrave.

The result keeps City 13th in the U18 Premier League South division, but they are now level on points with Southampton and just three adrift of 11th-placed Reading.

Next up for the young Foxes is another home clash, with Reading, on Saturday 13 February (12pm GMT kick-off).

The details

City: Doherty; Abdullah, Obi, Ykefo, Cover; T. Pennant, Maswanhise (Wormleighton 87'), Marcal-Madivadua, Fitzhugh, Ewing (c) (K. Pennant 81'); Russ.

Subs not used: Chibueze, Kutshitnza, Butterfill.

Goals: T. Pennant (17', 24', 29') Fitzhugh (30').

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