Kerala Blasters FC suffered a heavy 0-7 loss to Tottenham Hotspur in the London Group of the PL NextGen Cup 2022 at the Tottenham Hotspur Academy Ground in London on Wednesday.
The Spurs drew first blood in the 31st minute after a save from keeper Sachin Suresh fell onto Jahziah Linton who made no mistake and fired it down the middle.
The English side doubled their lead as Riley Owen found Jaden Williams through a lofted pass in the box, with the latter latching it into the bottom corner of the net to make it 2-0 for his side.
Tottenham Hotspur went into the break with a two-goal lead.
Spurs fired off a great second half as Max McKnight made it three. The full-back was left unmarked after a threaded pass from Riley Owen and he made no mistake in finding the net.
In the 60th minute, Kerala Blasters had their best chance of the match after a brilliant one-two between Jeakson Singh and Givson Singh found the latter in a shooting position but his shot went narrowly over the bar. Only a minute later, Spurs fired their fourth from a brilliant counter-attack through Tom Bloxham.
In the 73rd minute, George Abbott skillfully got past two defenders and passed to his man on the left. Receiving the ball on the run, the attackers netted in the right corner to make it five for Spurs.
Then, Williams scored his side’s sixth from the penalty spot after he was brought down by Bijoy Varghese.
In the closing stages of the game, Williams completed his hattrick after dribbling past three players and shooting into the far-post from his weaker foot to make it seven.
Kerala Blasters will now fight for third place against Crystal Palace in the London Group of the PL NextGen Cup 2022.