Wolverhampton Wanderers v Tottenham Hotspur: FA Youth Cup
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Wolves U18s set the tone for Bruno Lage's first-team as Tyler Roberts bags brace in 3-0 win over Tottenham

The Wolves U18s ran out 3-0 winners yesterday in their game against Tottenham Hotspur.

The youngsters put in an ‘awe-inspiring’ performance against their opponents in the FA Youth Cup, according to the club’s official website.

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Aaron Keto-Diyawa grabbed the opening goal for Steve Davis’ side.

Tyler Roberts then popped up to score a brace in the second-half, with his second goal particularly impressive.

The winger collected the ball wide on the right and drove his way into the penalty area. He dropped his shoulders a few times before unleashing a driven shot into the bottom corner with his left foot.

The team really took the game to Spurs, playing with aggressive intensity and fashioning many chances in the game.

Spurs could never get a foothold, and it was a comfortable day at the office for Davis’ youngsters.

After the game, the manager said of the performance: “I thought they were excellent. We’d done our planning on the terms of analysis on what we were up against.

“We knew they were good ball manipulators and carriers so we knew we needed to get tight, stop them playing and use our physicality. I thought we dominated large periods of the game; we just couldn’t force that extra goal in the first half.”

The win means Wolves will now face Brighton & Hove Albion back at Molineux in the quarter-final.

A fantastic result and performance from the Wolves U18s

It is fantastic to see the U18s putting in such a solid performance.

Clearly they are playing with a lot of confidence at the moment. And hopefully they can take that into the quarter-final with Brighton in a couple of weeks.

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The result potentially sets the tone for Bruno Lage’s first-team, who take on the north Londoners at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium today.

Wanderers lost to Arsenal in midweek, and bouncing back against Spurs would be most ideal.

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