Report – Amaechi and Burton strike as Arsenal U18s come from behind to draw with Fulham


U18 Premier League

Arsenal 2 (Amaechi 58, Burton 80) Fulham 2 (Garrido 20, Abraham 32)

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Arsenal U18s saw their winning run come to an end with a 2-2 draw at home to Fulham today but Kwame Ampadu’s side still showed impressive spirit to come from behind and earn a point courtesy of goals from Xavier Amaechi and Robbie Burton.

The young Gunners went into this game having won their last seven matches in a row across all competitions and were determined to extend their run.

Coach Kwame Ampadu made seven alterations to his team, with Vontae Daley-Campbell, Zech Medley, Tobi Omole, Burton, Amaechi, Emile Smith-Rowe and Tyreece John-Jules all coming into the side.

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Subs: M. Smith (for Benson, 72). Not used: Barden, Beckford, Olayinka, Clarke.

Fulham started impressively and opened the scoring in the 20th minute when Jose Garrido found the net before doubling their tally 12 minutes later courtesy of Timmy Abraham, the brother of Chelsea loanee Tammy.

Arsenal lacked cohesion in the first half but they were rather more impressive after the interval and reduced the deficit courtesy of a fine strike from Amaechi, who was teed up by Trae Coyle.

Ampadu’s side were determined to at least take a point from the game and then did just that as Burton scored with a spectacular strike to give Arsenal a point.

Next up for Arsenal is a trip to face Liverpool next weekend in the fourth round of the FA Youth Cup.

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