John Bostock marks his 17th birthday with a beauty for Spurs

After his acrimonious move from Crystal Palace to Tottenham, much-hyped starlet John Bostock showed why there is so much fuss surrounding the budding Englishman’s career with a superb performance for the Spurs youth team last week.

Playing at The Valley in the FA Youth Cup, Bostock scored two goals for the Lilywhites in their 3-nil win over Charlton, with his first effort likely to be one of the first goals to be put in the scrapbook of what many believe will be a long and successful career.

Picking up possession 40-yards from goal, Bostock carried the ball forward a couple of yards before unleashing a bullet into the far top corner. So clean was the strike, the keeper never stood a chance of making the save, and Bostock was immediately chased around the pitch by his fellow team-mates in celebration of the wonder-strike.

And to cap a fine performance, Bostock added a second 15 minutes into the second half with yet another fine solo effort. Evoking imagines of Steven Gerrard, Bostock again took possession of the ball inside the opposition half, single-mindedly drove forward towards the goal, hitting a low drive from outside the box that nestled in the bottom corner.

Spurs’ captain Dean Parrett then set up Obika to finish the scoring with a cool finish 12 minutes from time.

Highlights of Tottenham’s victory at Charlton can be seen here.