Report – Arsenal U23s see unbeaten run end with defeat to Liverpool

Premier League 2

Liverpool 3 (Musialowski 55, Glatzel 59, Norris 64) Arsenal 0

Arsenal U23s suffered their first defeat since the opening game of the season as they were beaten 3-0 by Liverpool at Anfield yesterday.

Mateusz Musialowski, Paul Glatzel and James Norris all scored for Liverpool on a frustrating afternoon for Arsenal.

Arthur Okonkwo started in goal, while Omari Hutchinson returned to the starting lineup, with Charlie Patino on the bench.

A. Okonkwo

Alebiosu-Swanson-Rekik-Ogungbo-Lopez

Akinola-Salah Eddine

Hutchinson-Biereth-Balogun

Subs: Patino (for Swanson, 56), Olayinka (for Akinola, 72), Monlouis (for Rekik, 84). Not used: Ejeheri, Ideho.

Liverpool started well and looked to cause problems for Arsenal early on, with Musialowski having an effort deflected wide.

However, Arsenal eventually managed to carve out some opportunities of their own, with Hutchinson having a shot saved before Salah-Eddine’s follow-up was also kept out by Harvey Davies.

Tyler Morton came close to breaking the deadlock for Liverpool with a deflected effort but the two teams were level going into the break.

In the 55th minute Liverpool took the lead, with Musialowski the scorer as he sent the ball beyond the reach of Okonkwo.

Arsenal sent on Patino in place of Zak Swanson, but Liverpool continued to dominate proceedings, with Glatzel making it 2-0 with an impressive solo goal.

It was then 3-0 as Norris dispossessed Tim Akinola prior to scoring.

James Olayinka came on for Akinola but by then the game was effectively already over.

After two months and six league games, Arsenal U23s’ unbeaten run is over. They will hope to start a new sequence against Everton next week.

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One comment

  1. Looks as if we were holding our own until they scored then it seems as if Swanson comes off, did we then switch to a back four Jeorge and if so do we look more vulnerable with the players we have in defence?

    How does Balogun and Biereth play as a pair Jeorge as it seems that they were both well shackled by Liverpool going by the report?

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