Football | Parrott plunders four goals in UEFA Youth League
Troy Parrott scored four goals as Spurs U19s thrashed Red Star Belgrade 9-2 in the UEFA Youth League.
The Dubliner is now the top scorer in the European competition with five goals.
Parrott scored a brace in either half to help Spurs on their way to their first win in three attempts in Group B.
Promising prospect J’Neil Bennett - who scored the first ever goal at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium - gave Ryan Mason's hosts the lead after just three minutes
Parrott made it 2-0 on the half hour mark, running on to Bennett's pass before firing a powerful left-footed strike into the roof of the net
A top finish from Troy Parrott! Spurs 2-0 Red Star Belgrade. ⚽️💥🙏 #COYS #THFC pic.twitter.com/Kp9HJZA2q9 — The Spurs Web ⚪️ (@thespursweb) October 22, 2019
The Republic of Ireland underage international doubled his tally soon afterwards, capitalizing on some hesitan t Red Star defending to make it 3-0.
Pouncing on a poor header back to Andrija Katic, Parrott tumbled over the Red Star goalkeeper - who spilled the ball - before hooking the ball into an empty net from the ground.
Troy Parrott has done it again! 3 - 0⚽️🇮🇪🔥#COYBIGCOYBIG #UefaYouthLeague pic.twitter.com/EZTmMcg8T2 — Kenny's Kids (@KennysKids) October 22, 2019
Borisav Burmaz pulled a goal back for the visitors before the interval, giving Spurs a 3-1 lead at half time.
Max Robson scored Spurs' fourth goal, before an own goal from Malcahi Walcott gave the Serbs a brief lifeline.
Parrott completed his hat-trick from the penalty spot with 15 minutes remaining, dispatching his spot kick emphatically after Dennis Cirken was fouled in the box.
Tottenham Hotspur forward Troy Parrott completes his hat-trick from the penalty spot as he hammers past Katic after Cirkin was fouled in the area, as the Spurs U19’s take @CrvenaZvezdafk apart! 💙👏🏻 😍🔥🥰#THFC#THFC #COYSpic.twitter.com/QfoDxnyWTc — Last Word On Spurs🎙 (@LastWordOnSpurs) October 22, 2019
Kion Etete added Spurs' sixth in the closing stages, applying a clinical finish to a low cross.
Parrott made it 7-2, producing a tidy sliding finish to plunder his fourth goal.
⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️ Goals for @troyparrott9! 🇮🇪🔥#COYBIGCOYBIG #UefaYouthLeague pic.twitter.com/8UnVrylhhD — Kenny's Kids (@KennysKids) October 22, 2019
The Irish teenager was then involved in an argument with teammate Harvey White over a free kick, before eventually running over the ball to leave the ball to White, who found the top corner with a sublime set piece.
Paris Maghoma got his name on the scoresheet in the dying seconds to round off a comprehensive victory for the North London club.
Parrott has now scored 10 goals in eight appearances for club and country this season in all competitions.
The teenager's prolific start to the cacampaign has reportedly caught the attention of German giants Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund.
A Premier League debut is surely imminent.