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Tottenham Hotspur's youth team beat West Ham 5-2 in the FA Youth Cup
9:55am Wednesday 23rd January 2013 in Spurs
Tottenham's youngsters survived a second half scare to beat West Ham 5-2 in the FA Youth Cup.
Three goals in ten minutes put Spurs well in command in the first half but a West Ham double either side of half time gave the home side hope.
But Tottenham put their London rivals out of sight with two more goals late on to book their place in the next round.
Roman Michael-Percil opened the scoring after 11 minutes, bundling home Kenny McEvoy's pin-point cross at the far post.
Six minutes later Michael-Percil turned provider as it was his ball that set up Shaq Coulthirst to angle a well-timed volley into the corner of the net.
And after 22 minutes, Spurs made it three as McEvoy beat the Hammers' offside trap before applying a cool finish.
The visitors looked like they might run riot but West Ham pulled one back eight minutes before the break through Laste Dombaxe and early in the second half the hosts grabbed another when Kieran Bywater headed in to make it 3-2.
Spurs continued to look dangerous on the break though and Grant Ward put the game beyond doubt with a speculative shot from 35 yards before McEvoy wrapped up the victory when he followed up Coulthirsts's shot late on.