Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Sunderland: U18 Premier League North
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U18s boss Steve Davis hails Wolves youngster Owen Farmer

Steve Davis has praised Wolves youngster Owen Farmer, after he hit a brace for the U18s against Manchester City.

The team recorded a very impressive victory over the reigning Premier League North champions at Compton Park.

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Wolves ran out 2-1 winners, but could easily have won by more after creating a plethora of chances.

But the three points are all that matter, and head coach Davis was thrilled with what he saw.

Wolves had Farmer to thank for being clinical in the game.

His first strike came on 24 minutes, with Tyler Roberts squaring for the striker who made no mistake with his finish, rifling his shot in at the near post.

He got his second with around 20 minutes to go.

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It was Roberts again who was the provider, crossing onto the head of Farmer who had peeled off into space at the back post.

City would grab one back at the death, but it turn out to be a mere consolation.

On match-winner Farmer, Davis said afterwards: “I’ve been really impressed with Owen. He had a great pre-season and spent quite a bit of time with the under-23s, so he’s got some great exposure to that.

“He scored two really good goals. They were both proper poachers’ goals, proper strikers’ goals, and something different to what we’ve had in the past.”

Positive signs over Farmer

Farmer grabbing two goals against a really good side last night is great to hear.

And there’s something quite satisfying about him scoring ‘proper poachers’ goals’.

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It is probably unlikely that he’ll get a call-up to the first-team from Bruno Lage.

But it’s important for him to showcase that he can score goals, especially inside the penalty area.

Who knows, if he can become a consistent poacher, maybe Lage will consider promoted him later this season or next.