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Fulham PL2 0 Albion PL2 3

19 October 2018

A superb performance from Albion’s under-23s ensured they beat Fulham 3-0 at Motspur Park to continue their impressive run of form.

The Premier League 2 Division Two victory means Jamie Smith’s side have now recorded four successive triumphs in all competitions. 

The Baggies went in front on nine minutes when Nick Clayton-Phillips played a fantastic through ball to Oliver Burke, who made no mistake dispatching his low effort in at the near post.

That lead was then doubled 19 minutes later as Jonathan Leko’s brilliant run finished with a pinpoint pass to Clayton-Phillips, with the forward keeping his composure to slot the ball home.

In between flashes of fantastic build-up play and long spells of possession Albion had to remain resolute - owing their two-goal lead at the break in part to a series of good Alex Palmer saves.

After half-time both sides had the chance to get that all-important third goal with Palmer again keeping Fulham at bay before both Clayton-Phillips and Burke fired wide down the other end.

With less than 10 minutes remaining the Baggies did get another to finish the game off, though, when Clayton-Phillips and Burke combined again to see the latter complete his brace.

The home side did hit the crossbar as the match went into stoppage time, but in the end it was three goals and three points for Albion.

ALBION: Palmer, Ferguson, Howkins, Healy; Meredith, Wilding, Harper, Harmon (Rogers 45); Clayton-Phillips (Azaz 88), Burke (Tulloch 90), Leko.

Substitutes: Przybek, Morton.


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