Arsenal Under-18s suffered their first defeat of the season on Saturday, going down 3-2 at home to Aston Villa. 

Goals from Khalip Abdo and Rushian Hepburn-Murphy inside the first 10 minutes gave Villa the advantage but Stephy Mavididi struck his fourth goal of the campaign to reduce the arrears before half-time. 

Hepburn-Murphy scored his second nine minutes from time but Arsenal responded again when Tyrell Robinson tucked home. 

But the visitors held on, leaving Frans de Kat's side with six points from their opening three games.  

Arsenal U18

1
Huddart
2
Johnson
3
Dobson
4
Bola 67
5
Wright
6
Pleguezuelo 46
7
Maitland-Niles
8
Smith
9
Robinson Goal!
10
Donovan
11
Mavididi Goal!

Substitutes

12
Bola 67
13
Sheaf 46
14
House
15
Tabiri
16
Agyei

Aston Villa U18

1
Dylan Forth
2
Ryan Strain
3
Easah Suliman
4
Liam Hailey
5
Kodi Lyons Foster
6
Rory Hale
7
Harry McKirdy
8
Rushian Hepburn Murphy Goal! Goal!
9
Corey Taylor
10
Khalip Abdo Goal!
11
Andre Green

Substitutes

12
Charlie Bannister
13
Mitch Clark
14
Callum O'Hare
15
Harry Lewis
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30 Aug 2014