- Leicester City’s Development Squad beat Brentford 3-2 in the Premier League Cup
- Wanya Marçal, Silko Thomas and Oliver Ewing netted for the Foxes on Friday
- Coach Ben Petty assessed the display from the young Foxes in Seagrave
- He was delighted to progress into the last-16 of the competition
The Foxes youngsters defeated Brentford B 3-2 on Friday night to reach the last-16 of the under-21 competition, with Wanya Marçal, Silko Thomas and Oliver Ewing all on the scoresheet at LCFC Training Ground.
Collecting maximum points from their final three games saw Leicester through as group runners-up, in a remarkable turnaround.
Our performances over the last four to six weeks have been excellent.Ben Petty
City’s coach commented after full-time: “I thought it was a really good performance, especially in the first half. To get a two-goal lead was a great effort. To think that we lost the first three games of this competition and now we've qualified with three straight wins is a great accomplishment by the lads.
“We’re all delighted in there. We get a knockout game now, and anything can happen. Our performances over the last four to six weeks have been excellent. We've lacked goals, but we got three tonight, which is a plus. I thought it was a great game of football tonight.”
Having established a two-goal lead, the visitors hit back courtesy of Iwan Morgan’s goal just after the break and reduced the deficit to one again late on, via Kyreece Lisbie’s strike. City saw it out, though, and will take that momentum into their upcoming Premier League 2 clash on Friday.
Petty Pleased To Progress In PL Cup
Ben Petty summarised a good night's work from Leicester City's Development Squad as they saw off Brentford to secure a place in the Premier League Cup last-16.
“It was tough,” Petty explained. “At half-time things looked as though they were quite comfortable, but in the second half, Brentford came strong. That's football for you. They went very, very direct and played for set plays.
“They were dangerous and it's difficult to defend against and fair play to them. They gave us a right game. It was a bit too close for comfort for me tonight, but, overall, I think we thoroughly deserved the win.
“It gives us great confidence moving forward. We played on Monday against Southampton and we just couldn't really get the ball in the net. To score three is great for the confidence of the team and that gives us a good boost for next Friday against Sunderland.”
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