Arsenal Under-18s suffered a 5-2 defeat away to Manchester City in their opening game of the new Premier Academy League campaign.

The hosts took a five-goal lead in the match, with Harry Bunn netting a hat-trick. His first came from the penalty spot after seven minutes and he doubled his side's lead midway through the first half.

Winger Alex Henshall made it 3-0 shortly after half-time before Bunn completed his hat-trick in the 74th minute.

Emerick Hippias added to Arsenal's misery with 10 minutes to go, but Steve Bould's side hit back immediately.

A goalmouth scramble resulted in the ball falling for Martin Angha who struck home. Jeffrey Monakana got a second for the Gunners with three minutes remaining.

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Arsenal Yth

1
McDermott
2
Edge
3
Rees
4
Monteiro
5
Bihmoutine 79
6
Angha Goal!
7
Monakana Goal!
8
Meade
9
Webb
10
Roberts
11
Neita

Substitutes

12
Brislen-Hall
13
Campbell 79
14
Haydn
15
Charles-Cook
16
Siafa

Man City Yth

1
James Woods
2
Tom Skogsrud
3
Keiran Kennedy
4
Luke Coulson
5
Kim Skogsrud
6
Courtney Meppen-Walters 67
7
Paul Clowes
8
Bradley Robinson 71
9
Joan Roman
10
Henshall Goal!
11
Harry Bunn Goal! Goal! Goal!

Substitutes

12
Connor Morrisey
13
George King
14
Albert Rusnak 67
15
Drury 71
16
Emerick Hippias Goal!
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