Top 5 best young players in the month of April 2014
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This piece features the Top 10 Best Young Players of the month of April, 2014. All the players in this list were 21 at the start of the season.
5. Mauro Icardi | Inter Milan, Argentina, 21:
Although Icardi will be remembered for the wrong reasons in April, as his ‘feud’ with Maxi Lopez continues, his on-field play was quite stunning as well. He scored a brace against Bologna, the first a striker’s finish from Nagatom’s cross and the second a beauty from long range.
He followed that up with two against his former club Sampdoria, as he once again showed how a striker should take his chances. But it was his actions during the game against Sampdoria supporters that prompted his own boss to criticise him. The month ended with a hard-fought 0-0 draw against Napoli, Icardi was unable to stamp his authority then. Mauro Icardi featured in our list of Best Young Players to Watch-out for in 2014, coming in at #20 in our list of attackers.
4. Raheem Sterling | Liverpool, England, 19:
Sterling played a crucial part as Liverpool took a firm hold of the Premier League title race, and then lost it. He scored the first in Liverpool’s crucial win over Manchester City, turning both Kompany and Hart inside out. He followed that up with a screamer against Norwich, followed by a nice run and (deflected) finish to ensure Liverpool got all three points at Carrow Road. Sterling and co. were left frustrated by Chelsea at home and saw the title slip away from their grasp.
Stones | Everton, England, 19:
Young John Stones played a crucial role as Everton got some vital wins in their bid for Champions League football, but back-to-back defeats have ended all hope. They first beat direct 4th place rivals, Arsenal, 3-0 at home with Stones doing a fantastic job of keeping the Gunners out. A hard-fought victory followed against Sunderland, and another cleansheet with Stones kept busy at the heart of the Everton defence. The youngster then proceeded to keep the likes of Rooney out of it in a 2-0 win that spelled the end of Moyes’ career.