By Lloyd Webb

Arsenal Under-18s were defeated 4-0 by north London rivals Tottenham Hotspur on a frustrating afternoon on Saturday.

The Gunners had several chances in the first half but couldn’t turn possession into goals.

Samuel Shashoua put the hosts in front when he pounced in the box, before Marcus Edwards curled a free-kick past Ryan Huddart.

Edwards got his second when he hammered the ball into the bottom corner, while substitute Ryan Loft capped off the scoring with a composed finish.

Arsenal made a good start to the game with Kaylen Hinds, on his return after injury, causing havoc and forcing Alfie Whiteman into a number of good saves.

Shashoua opened the scoring after the restart when he capitalised on a loose ball in the box after Huddart had saved an earlier attempt.

Edwards whipped a free-kick into the top corner and soon had a second when he fired into the bottom corner after beating his marker.

Substitute Loft rounded off the scoring when he broke in behind Arsenal’s defence and made no mistake in front of goal.

Arsenal U18

1
Huddart
2
Malen
3
Osei-Tutu
4
Hinds 62
5
Da Graca
6
Dasilva
7
Chatzitheodoridis
8
Fortune
9
Pileas 75
10
Nketiah
11
Sheaf

Substitutes

12
Phillips
13
Tella
14
Dragomir 62
15
Mourgos
16
Eyoma 75

Tottenham Hotspur U18

1
Alfie Whiteman
2
Zenon Stulianides 83
3
Jaden Brown
4
Samuel Shashoua 77 Goal!
5
Japhet Tangansa
6
Kazaiah Sterling 77
7
Charlie Owens
8
Marcus Edwards Goal! Goal!
9
Shilow Tracey
10
Dylan Duncan
11
Maghoma

Substitutes

12
Brandon Austin
13
Ryan Loft 77 Goal!
14
Jack Roles
15
Aramide Oteh
16
George Marsh 83
17
Keanan Bennetts 77
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23 Feb 2016