U18 Premier League- Game 13
Tottenham Hotspur 4 Arsenal 2 (Jebb, Raage)
Arsenal U18s saw their winless run stretch to twelve games after they were comprehensively beaten by their North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur today.
Several players were rested with Monday’s UEFA Youth League encounter against Marseille in mind, with Chuba Akpom, Tafari Moore and Ainsley Maitland-Niles all left out. Chiori Johnson, Renny Smith and Stephy Mavididi all came into the side, whilst Matt Macey replaced Ryan Huddart in goal.
subs: Raage, Hinds, Willock, Bola, Addai.
Tottenham started the brightest and created the game’s first chance of note when Daniel Akindayini shot over, before Emanuel Sonupe also came close for the home side.
Arsenal responded with Daniel Crowley shooting over, but Tottenham were dominant and took the lead through Akindayini, who finished well after the referee played on following a foul on Sonupe.
William Miller then made it 2-0 to Tottenham after he was found by Nathan Oduwa, but Arsenal reduced the deficit before half-time, with Johnson setting up Jack Jebb, who headed in his first goal of the season.
Tottenham’s dominance continued after the interval, and it was soon 3-1 when Cameron Carter-Vickers beat Macey with ease. Akindayini then nearly added to both his and Tottenham’s tallies, but it was Miller who would score again with a firm shot after good work from Oduwa.
Arsenal pulled a goal back when Crowley found substitute Jamaal Raage, who finished well, but the goal couldn’t disguise what had been another disappointing performance by Arsenal against a flourishing Tottenham side.
* Credit to Windy COYS for updates.