The 20-year-old got here from the bench to assist the Residents annihilate the Saints in Monday’s Premier League Two Division One encounter
Felix Nmecha scored a brace as Manchester Metropolis U23 silenced Southampton U23 7-1 in Monday’s Premier League Two encounter.
Unbeaten of their final 11 video games within the league, Enzo Maresca’s aspect got here into the sport with the ambition of extending their effective type in addition to avenging their 5-2 defeat within the reverse fixture.
After a powerful begin from each groups, Liam Delap put the Residents forward within the 29th minute, the English teenager headed a well-taken nook by Tommy Doyle previous goalkeeper Jack Bycroft for his 11th objective in his final six league video games.
4 minutes into the second half, Callum Doyle doubled the lead for the hosts earlier than Delap scored his second of the night within the 56th minute.
A minute later, the harvest of objectives continued as Adrian Bernabe put Metropolis 4 objectives up on the Academy Stadium. Caleb Watts pulled one again for the guests within the 65th minute however Delap restored Manchester Metropolis’s four-goal benefit by finishing his hat-trick 14 minutes later.
Earlier than the sport was restarted, Nmecha was launched for the 18-year-old Englishman of Nigerian background Samuel Edozie.
4 minutes after his introduction, they German-born English footballer of Nigerian descent discovered the online as he scored a quickfire double inside 5 minutes from shut vary to complete off a goal-scoring masterclass from Maresca’s youths within the eight-goal thriller.
Senegalese defender Alpha Dionkou was in effective type as he halted the Saints’ attacking forays. Due to this consequence, Manchester Metropolis stay on the high of the Premier League 2 desk, 5 factors forward of second-placed Blackburn Rovers.
Nmecha joined the Metropolis academy on the age of 9 in 2007 and spent a decade inside the membership’s youth system earlier than making his senior debut in an EFL Cup quarter-final towards Leicester in December 2017.
He made his Premier League debut as a late substitute towards West Ham on the London Stadium in April 2018 earlier than making one other look off the bench towards Brighton on the Etihad Stadium the next month.
The Nigeria prospect then spent final season on mortgage at Championship aspect Preston the place he made 44 appearances, scoring 4 objectives.
The ahead, who was born in Germany earlier than shifting to England as a toddler, has represented the Three Lions from under-16 by to under-21 degree.
Nonetheless, the teenager opted to change his allegiance again to the nation of his start, making his Germany Underneath-21 debut towards England later that month.