Ishola stars as Peterborough United win at Burnley in the Premier League Under 23 Cup
Peterborough United claimed a superb 2-1 win at Burnley in their first group match in the Premier League Under 23 Cup yesterday (October 19).
The Clarets, who operate with a Category One Academy, were always going to be strong, particularly after breezing past Sheffield United 3-0 away from home in their first group game, but Posh more than held their own at the home of the Lancashire FA.
The deadlock was broken in the first half from the penalty spot after Hameed Ishola was upended in the box and Charlie O’Connell coolly converted from 12-yards. However, the hosts got themselves back level from close-range after a cross was spilled and converted by Sam Unwin.
Two minutes before the break, Posh were back in front as Ishola finished well after excellent approach play from Andrew Oluwabori. Goalkeeper Will Lakin was forced into a couple of stops in the second half, but Posh defended well throughout and restricted the chances in front of goal for the Clarets
Posh, Sheffield United and Burnley all have three points in the Premier League Cup with Everton the other side in the group.
Posh: Lakin: O’Connell, Fernandez (sub Peters), Trialist (sub Tonge) Powell: Oluwabori, Barker, Bojang (sub McGlinchey), Gyamfi: Ishola, Chong. Unused subs: Laycock, Ogbonna.