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U21s REPORT: Liverpool 5-1 Burnley

21 November 2014

It was a day to forget for the U21 Development Squad as they suffered a heavy 5-1 defeat at Liverpool’s Academy training ground on Friday afternoon.

The shell-shocked Clarets were three goals down inside the opening five minutes and never recovered, only managing a late consolation through Cameron Howieson.

Ntumba Massanka replaced Jadan Hall up front in the only change from the side that beat Bolton Wanderers 2-0 earlier in the week.

But after conceded one goal in their last three games, the Clarets soon found themselves facing a mountain to climb.

Three dangerous balls from the flanks were whipped in and clinically put away by the hungry Liverpool attack to sink the visitors.

Burnley finally settled and eventually grew into the game after the early onslaught, before the Reds netted their fourth on the half hour mark with a neat finish past the hapless Conor Mitchell.

Before the break Liverpool scored their fifth and completed their scoring from a free-kick at the edge of the box, which dipped over the Burnley wall into the bottom corner.

After a half time team talk, Burnley vastly improved and under the watchful eye of Sean Dyche, grabbed themselves a late consolation through Howieson.

The Young Kiwi was a second half substitute after returning from Thailand on international duty on Tuesday.

And the midfielder was too quick for the Liverpool stopper as he bent a quick free-kick into the bottom corner to complete the scoring with ten minutes to play.

Burnley: Mitchell; Hobson (Azam HT), Whitmore, Conlan, Daly, Nugent (Howieson 53), Lowe, Hewitt, Frost (Galvin 69), Massanka (Hall 64), Gilchrist.

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