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Liverpool U21s vs AFC Bournemouth U21s at Stadion.Core.ViewModels.Matchday.LocationViewModel

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FT 2nd December 2018 12:20 PM
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Cherries strike late to earn PL Cup point

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AFC Bournemouth under-21s came from behind to maintain their unbeaten Premier League Cup run away to Liverpool.

Rafael Camacho handed the hosts the lead, but a superb volley from Kyle Taylor with ten minutes to go earned a point for the Cherries.

At the half way stage in Group C of the Premier League Cup, Shaun Cooper's men sit top with seven points, five ahead of the Reds in the table.

It was a tight first-half at the Liverpool Academy, with the Cherries featuring Aaron Ramsdale, Jack Simpson and Marc Pugh.

Chances were at a premium in the opening 45 minutes, but Keelan O'Connell, once again trusted as a left-wing back, steaming into the area after a fabulous pass from skipper Nnamdi Ofoborh.

At an angle, O'Connell's low drive was heading directly into the bottom corner. but for a superb save by Kamil Grabara.

The second-half continued with the Cherries enjoying plenty of the ball, there were always options as they played the same system that the first team adopted against Manchester City.

But against the run of play, the hosts had the lead.

Camacho took the ball from 25-yards out, drove towards the box and slammed an inch-perfect strike into the bottom right corner, there was nothing the impressive Aaron Ramsdale could do.

The Cherries continued to create chances with Pugh and Alex Dobre both going close, but a moment of brilliance secured a point in the 80th minute.

O'Connell clipped a ball from wide into Taylor on the edge of the box, and he took it first time flush on the volley and it flew into the top corner.

It was a moment of pure quality that got the Cherries deservedly level, a strike of the highest order from Taylor.

That was the last real action as Cooper's side looked to nick three points, but the result was a good one for the Cherries against the Category One Champions League Youth side.

 

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