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Late comeback sees Chelsea youngsters beat Oxford United

Late goals from Mason Burstow and Lewis Hall helped Chelsea Under-21s claim all three points in their Papa John Trophy clash with Oxford United.

Matty Taylor had put Oxford ahead early on, but after Omari Hutchinson had won and missed a penalty, a stunning strike from Burstow and a fine finish from Hall secured Mark Robinson’s side their first victory in the this season’s competition.

It took just ten minutes for the home side to take the lead as Chelsea failed to clear their lines from a corner, allowing Matty Taylor to drive in from close range moments after Ben Elliott had hit the post for the opposing team with a long-range strike.

The impressive Hutchinson won a second-half penalty for Chelsea after showing fine footwork down the right side before being brought down by Djavan Anderson, but the winger was denied on the spot by Eastwood and then again on the rebound.

But striker Burstow leveled the score with a fantastic strike ten minutes from time, tossing the ball over Eastwood 35 yards out after spotting the keeper off his line.

And the comeback ended two minutes later when Hall fired a powerful strike past Eastwood from inside the box to make it 2-1.

Chelsea: Beach, Abu, Brooking, Gilchrist, Williams, Webster, Hall, Hutchinson, Elliott (Soonsup-Bell), Rankine, Burstow (Castledine)