Tottenham Hotspur's youngsters thrash Barcelona 4-1 as Shaquille Coulthirst grabs a hat-trick

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Shaq Coulthirst struck the 'perfect hat-trick' as Tottenham's Under-19 side thrashed Barcelona 4-1 in the NextGen Series.

The youngster scored with his right foot, left foot and then nodded home a header Tottenham's next generation gave fans much to be excited about at the Mini Estadi.

Barcelona started brightly but two goals in four minutes just before the half hour mark from Coulthirst put Spurs firmly in command at the break.

Coulthirst's grabbed his third on the hour and Alex Pritchard added a fourth in the 73rd minute as Spurs were running riot.

Barcelona's Cristian scored a consolation goal with two minutes remaining but it wasn't enough to spoil a memorable night for Tottenham's young lights.

The victory moves the team level on points with Barcelona at the top of Group One, but the Catalans remain ahead on goal difference.

Spurs U19s: McGee, A McQueen, Barthram (Ogilvie, 74), Veljkovic, Ball, Stewart, McEvoy (Winks, 85), Bentaleb (Lesniak, 74), Coulthirst, Onomah (Dombaxe, 58), Pritchard (Michael-Percil, 85). Unused sub: Priestley.

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