The West Brom Under-21s got off to a winning start in their opening game of this season’s EFL trophy campaign – and some fans singled out young Tyrese Dyce for praise.
The Under 21s were impressive in beating Swindon’s senior squad at the County Ground 3-2, with three excellent Baggies goals coming from Tyrese Dyce, Owen Windsor and Taylor Gardner-Hickman.
The Baggies took the lead just before the half-hour mark, as Dyce picked up the ball on the left before driving into the box and firing a low shot past the Swindon keeper.
A great night for our youngsters! 😁
— West Bromwich Albion (@WBA) September 8, 2020
West Brom rode their luck slightly for the remainder of the first half as Swindon had two decent chances to equalise, but after getting in good positions the home side couldn’t direct any shots on target.
The lead was doubled shortly after the start of the second half, as Windsor picked up the ball inside the box and confidently fired the Baggies into a two-goal lead.
Swindon then pulled a goal back through a header from a Tyler Smith, but the young Baggies responded with a brilliant goal of their own with, Gardner-Hickman firing a sweet volley past Matej Kovar in the Swindon net.
Just a minute after West Brom restored their two-goal lead, the hosts scored again, as Paul Caddis slotted home following a Swindon free kick.
But the Under 21s stood strong and shut out Swindon for the rest of the game, taking all three points on the road, in impressive style – even more so when you consider that Leeds Under-21s lost 7-0!
The great performance was not ignored by West Brom fans on social media, who were quick to praise their youth side and Dyce in particular.
Here’s how they reacted on Twitter…
Great result. Note with interest the results from villa and leeds.8 and 7 goals conceded respectively. Good to see one club takes pride in their youngsters.
— brendan o' gorman (@irelandseye1) September 8, 2020
Great start for our U-23s against a strong Swindon senior side.
— Conrad Chircop (@conradchircop) September 8, 2020
Brilliant result, well done lads!
— Cameron (@albion181094) September 8, 2020
What a result that is! Get in!
— Richard Nathan (@RICHARD_NATH4N) September 8, 2020
These kids are alright 👍🏻
— Mark Holloway (@markgholloway) September 8, 2020
West Brom fans were particularly impressed by Tyrese Dyce’s performance last night…
No way he is 19….
— Andy Davies (@adlolzz) September 8, 2020
yes he is
future of the club
— james duffy (@barryd19651) September 8, 2020
— TURE (@coachmazhande) September 8, 2020
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