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Match report: Rotherham 1-2 Arsenal U-18s

Patino

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Patino (75)
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WHAT HAPPENED

Our under-18s booked their place in the fourth round of the FA Youth Cup on Tuesday night with a dramatic late winner against Rotherham United.

Charlie Patino delivered an outstanding performance in midfield and capped it off with a stunner from distance, while Mazeed Ugungbo bounced back from an error to secure the victory.

Rotherham started well on the night with Charlie Smith glancing a header wide, before Brooke Norton-Cuffy had to make an important intervention to cut out the danger.

The hosts then had a penalty claim waved away by the referee, but this sparked us back into life with James Sweet and Omari Hutchinson coming close either side of the break.

We continued to push on in search of an opener, before Patino let fly from distance and found the top corner in style.

Rotherham showed good spirit to bounce back, and found themselves level shortly after following a late challenge from Ogungbo inside the area.

Jerome Greaves stepped up and made no mistake from the spot, but there would be one last twist to the tale, as Ogunbgo redeemed himself by heading home from Hutchinson’s corner in the last minute.

WHAT IT MEANS

Stay close to Arsenal.com and @ArsenalAcademy for further details about the fourth round

WHAT’S NEXT

Up next, we will face Chelsea in the U-18 Premier League on Saturday, December 19.

The game will take place at London Colney with kick-off at 11am (UK time).

Post-Match Report

Match report: Arsenal U-18s 4-1 Tottenham

Omari Hutchinson

WHAT HAPPENED

Our under-18s claimed bragging rights in the north London derby on Saturday as they secured a 4-1 victory over Tottenham Hotspur.

Ken Gillard’s side were without Marcelo Flores and Khayon Edwards in attack, but that didn’t stop them from delivering an impressive performance from start to finish at London Colney.

With just 17 minutes on the clock, Mauro Bandeira sent  an inviting delivery into the penalty area and Zane Monlouis was on hand to finish after his initial header saved.

The visitors then went on to equalise against the run of play, with Roshaun Mathurin finding the bottom corner from 20 yards, but that didn’t kill our spirit and with just seconds remaining of the first half, Omari Hutchinson produced a moment of magic.

Once again, it was Bandeira who kickstarted the move, setting Hutchinson free down the right wing, but the youngster had it all to do, and after chopping past his marker and skipping past another, curled a stunning effort in off the post to restore our lead.

Following the restart, we continued to assert our dominance on the game and with a sweeping counter-attack, Kido Taylor-Hart received the ball out on the left, cut inside on to his right foot and fizzed the ball into the far corner at pace.

Tottenham’s Jamie Donley then went on to force a good save from Hubert Graczyk, who replaced the injured Ovie Ejeheri at the break, before Mazeed Ogungo capped off our first victory of 2021 with a sublime strike into the top corner.

WHAT IT MEANS

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WHAT’S NEXT

Up next, we will face Crystal Palace on Saturday, January 30.

The game will take place at Crystal Palace Academy with kick-off at 11am.

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