Burnley U21s 3, Wigan Athletic U21s 0

Photo: David Hurst'Accrington Stanley V Burnley.'Fredrick Ulvestad

Photo: David Hurst'Accrington Stanley V Burnley.'Fredrick Ulvestad

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Burnley progressed to qualifying round two in the U21 Premier League Cup with victory against Wigan at Turf Moor, courtesy of a Ntumba Massanka brace.

A side containing Kevin Long and Fredrik Ulvestad - as they step up their return from injury - saw off the Latics, who fielded former Claret Chris Eagles as a trialist.

Massanka’s first goal came just after the half hour, as he collected a througbball from Ulvestad and rounded keeper Owen Evans, before showing good composure to steady himself and slot home past the defenders on the line.

And 20 minutes from time he sealed the win with a falling volley, after substitute Renny Smiith’s first-time pass from Jamie Frost’s ball out to the right.

Massanka was replaced shortly after by Khius Metz, after taking his tally to seven goals in his last five Development Squad games.

Skipper Tom Anderson sealed victory with a thumping header from a Brad Jackson corner 11 minutes from time.

Burnley: Mitchell; Hendrie, Anderson, K. Long, Dummigan; Frost, Ulvestad, O’Neill, Jackson; Agyei (Smith 53), Massanka (Metz 72). Subs not used: Nizic, Birch.