Stoke City’s U21s fell short on Monday in the team’s latest Premier League Cup match — Although The Potters were able to find the back of the net once again, it was Burnley’s reserves who got the better of the two team’s, thanks to two second half goals.
Burnley’s U21s opened the games scoring in the 22nd minute, when Michael Jordan Donald Mellon was able to scratch across a goal for The Clarets. Burnley would then go on to add two more in the second half.
Those goals came at the hands of Joseph Peter McGlynn in the 49th minute and Joe Westley in the final minutes of the match (90th minute).
Stoke City’s lone goal came late in the second half as Ben Kershaw netted a goal for The Potters in the 70th minute, after receiving a cross into the box. The goal marked Kershaw’s first of the season.
Stoke City’s U21 loss on Monday may have come by two goals, but it wasn’t without a lack of fight — The Potters reserves on many occasions had opportunities late in the second half to possibly tie the game.
Some of those opportunities for Stoke City came from Emre Tezgel and Tom Sparrow, who continue to dazzle for The Potter’s U21s. Next up for Stoke City’s U21s, they’ll take on Swansea’s reserves on Friday.