Leicester City U18s

City Climb U18 PL Standings With Saints Triumph

Leicester City's youngsters climbed to fifth in the U18 Premier League South standings with a 3-0 victory at Southampton on Saturday.

Fresh from the hugely impressive 1-0 success over Chelsea at LCFC Training Ground last weekend, the young Foxes headed to the Saints' Staplewood Training Ground over the weekend looking to continue their encouraging start to the 2021/22 Under-18s campaign.

City's youngsters have also beaten Brighton & Hove Albion and Reading this term - and it took them just 21 minutes to break the deadlock on the south coast in their latest outing. It came about as defender Ben Grist assisted creative forward Kian Pennant to open the scoring.

A brace from Chris Popov either side of the interval, both laid up up by Jamari Lindsay, put the match firmly in Leicester's hands and they were able to see it out and return to the East Midlands with a fourth victory in six matches during the opening weeks of the new season.

It means City are just three points off Fulham at the summit ahead of entertaining Newcastle United in Seagrave on Friday in the Premier League Cup (4:30pm kick-off). In the league, on the other hand, Arsenal are next up at home on Saturday 23 October (12pm kick-off).

The details...

City: Doherty; Godsmark-Ford (c), Lindsay, Grist, Wilson-Brown; Kutshienza, Popov, Cartwright (Lewis 79'), Cover; Alves (Dawkins (62'), K. Pennant.

Subs not used: Addai, Read, Cook.

Goals: K. Pennant 21', Popov 43', 46'. 

All times BST.

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