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Liverpool U18s score TEN as Mateusz Musialowski returns in rout

Mateusz Musialowski was back in the side on a remarkable afternoon for the Liverpool under-18s, who put 10 goals past a battling Leeds to earn a 10-3 victory.

Liverpool U18s 10-3 Leeds U18s

U18 Premier League, Kirkby
April 9, 2022

Goals: Cannonier 7′ 15′ 66′ 81′, Chambers pen 21′, Jonas 24′, Clark 40′ 69′, Musialowski 58′, Scanlon 62′; Spencer 13′, Thomas 56′, McGrath pen 60′


After three weeks off, the U18s were finally back in action at Kirkby, and Marc Bridge-Wilkinson welcomed a fit-again Musialowski into his side for the first time since January.

The young Pole was in the thick of it from the start as Liverpool went ahead within seven minutes, and it was Musialowski who played provider for Oakley Cannonier to finish.

KIRKBY, ENGLAND - Saturday, January 29, 2022: Liverpool's Oakley Cannonier celebrates after scoring the third goal during the FA Youth Cup 5th Round match between Liverpool FC Under-18's and Chelsea FC Under-18's at the Liverpool Academy. Chelsea won 4-3. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

A brilliant free-kick from Morten Spencer briefly levelled for Leeds, only for Cannonier to benefit from some sloppy play at the back to restore the lead with a powerful low finish.

Musialowski came close on a number of occasions throughout the first half, including hitting the bar, and one effort led to a penalty for the young Reds, as a handball allowed Luke Chambers to convert from the spot.

KIRKBY, ENGLAND - Saturday, January 15, 2022: Liverpool's Bobby Clarke during the Under-18 Premier League match between Liverpool FC Under-18's and Manchester City FC Under-18's at the Liverpool Academy. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

A Chambers corner then saw centre-back partner Lee Jonas make it 4-1 with a header, and Liverpool had another before the break through Bobby Clark.

The scoring didn’t stop in the second half, and there were six goals in 25 minutes, including a deserved one from Musialowski.

Efforts from Leeds duo Luca Thomas and Ronnie McGrath sandwiched that strike, while Musialowski was still walking behind the goal after being substituted as Calum Scanlon netted his first for the club to make it 7-3 on the hour.

KIRKBY, ENGLAND - Saturday, November 6, 2021: Liverpool's Oakley Cannonier (2nd from L) celebrates after scoring the first goal during the U18 Premier League match between Liverpool FC Under-18's and Middlesbrough FC Under-23's at the Liverpool Academy. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

A hat-trick goal from Cannonier came soon after, while Clark grabbed his second through a stroke of fortune as his block ricocheted straight into the back of the net.

Isaac Mabaya was unstoppable on the right flank, and the 17-year-old was involved in an overwhelming move that ended with Cannonier scoring his fourth of the afternoon, a deadly finish into the bottom corner for Liverpool’s 10th.

That proved to be the end of the goals, in a stunning victory for the young Reds that keeps them in with a chance of beating Man City to the title.


TIA Man of the Match: Isaac Mabaya

Liverpool: Hewitson; Davidson (Osborne 32′), Jonas, Chambers, Scanlon; Mabaya, Stephenson, Pilling, Clark (Pennington 84′); Cannonier, Musialowski (Gyimah 62′)

Subs not used: Mrozek, Giblin

Next match: Man City (A) – U18 Premier League – Thursday, April 14, 12pm (BST)

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