Some Crewe Alexandria fans were left mightily impressed with J’Neil Bennett’s performance on Saturday as the Spurs youngster starred in their 2-0 win over Burton Albion.
After a couple of impressive seasons for Tottenham’s Under-18s, Bennett was promoted to the Under-23s last season, netting 3 goals and registering 2 assists in 20 games.
The winger, who has the distinction of having scored the first-ever goal at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on the 24 March 2019, during a 3–1 win against Southampton’s under-18s, made his senior debut for Spurs in the first-leg against Pacos de Ferreira last month before joining Crewe on loan.
The youngster has made a solid start to his spell at the Mornflake Stadium and he put in his best performance of the season so far as David Artell’s side registered their first league win of the season on Saturday.
Bennet’s low cross was deflected into the net in the first half to give Crewe the lead before the on-loan Spurs winger secured the win with a solo effort in the 87th minute.
Watch the highlights of Crewe’s win against Burton below:
Some Crewe fans on social media raved about the teenager’s display on Saturday:
Thought #crewealex were in control of the game for almost its entirety. Should've scored more goals but the creativity has improved dramatically. Excellent individual performances from the 3 new signings too especially J'Neil Bennett! His goal in the second half was pure class!
— Scott Morris 🇬🇧 (@Railwayman1995) September 18, 2021
J’Neil Bennett, that’s the tweet. 👏🏻 pic.twitter.com/OENKBTkZpz
— Tyler Birtles (@TylerBirtles) September 18, 2021
J'Neil Bennett vs Burton pic.twitter.com/6oX9kq1K9D
— Callan 🏴 (@CAFC_Callan) September 18, 2021
Something special, this one.
— Artificial Original (@YTFishalOrijnal) September 18, 2021
Best player on the park. You guys have a star in the making #THFC we’ll keep him warm for you!
— Eddie O'Grady (@eddieog83) September 18, 2021
I love him, i love him, i love him. https://t.co/Gx22kHDzrK
— Russ (@FearnRussell) September 18, 2021
What a player. https://t.co/AJHZSCvnrt
— GTC (@gr5ntc0iley) September 19, 2021
J'Neil Lloyd Bennett is winning a balon d'Or in his lifetime #CreweAlex
— Tom Boon (@booni72869) September 11, 2021
Thought he was outstanding v Shrewsbury and again today. As are the other recent signings.
— Joshua Hayward (@joshhayward) September 18, 2021
Spurs Web Opinion
Bennet has certainly had an impressive start to his time at Crewe. In fact, based on the matches so far, he has arguably looked too good for that level. So, if he keeps up the same level of performances, I would not be surprised if Spurs recalled the 19-year-old in January and loaned him to a Championship club.
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