Post-Match Report

U21s report: Arsenal 1-1 Wolves

Taylor Foran in action for Arsenal U-21s

Wolves U21 -

Meadow Park, Boreham Wood
Premier League 2 - Division One
Premier League 2 - Division One
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Wolves U21



Highlights | Arsenal 1-1 Wolves U21s (H)

We fought back from a goal down with 10 men to claim a point in a 1-1 draw with Wolves on Saturday afternoon at Meadow Park.

We started brightly and took the game to the visitors from the first whistle, Catalin Cirjan stinging the palms of Storer in the Wolves goal from a free-kick on the edge of the area.

Nathan Butler-Oyedeji's effort from outside the box forced Storer into another smart stop, as we continued to press Wolves from the front with James Sweet and Mauro Bandeira both looking lively in the opening exchanges.

The game changed in an instant as Henry Jeffcott was shown his second yellow card of the half after he was adjudged to have tripped Tyler Roberts in the box.

Oliver Tipton sent Hubert Graczyk the wrong way from the spot with minutes remaining of the first half, as we went into the break a man down and a goal down against the run of play.

We started the second half on top and restored parity soon after the restart, Cirjan picking Amario Cozier-Duberry, who danced into the box and found Sweet in space to finish at the back post.

Cirjan almost capped his impressive performance with a fully-deserved goal, racing through one-on-one, but sent his effort just wide of Storer's post.

The visitors looked certain to snatch all three points right at the death, but for Graczyk's remarkable save at the near post to deny Matheson and ensure the points were shared.


U21s: Wolves (H) | Mehmet Ali interview


We maintain our unbeaten record in the Premier League 2 and stay second in the table, level on points with league-leaders Crystal Palace, after six matches played.


We're in Papa Johns Trophy group stage action next, when we travel to League One leaders Ipswich Town on Tuesday, September 20.

Kick-off at Portman Road is at 7.45pm (UK time).


U21s: Wolves (H) | Hubert Graczyk interview


Starting XI: Graczyk, Sweet, Foran, Awe, Jeffcott, Ibrahim, Bandeira, Cirjan, Cozier-Duberry, Sagoe Jr, Butler-Oyedeji (C)

Substitutes: Hillson, Robinson, Vigar, Henry-Francis, Taylor-Hart

Post-Match Report

U21s report: Burnley 1-3 Arsenal

Mehmet Ali



Highlights | Burnley 1-3 Arsenal U21s (A)

We made it back-to-back wins in the Premier League Cup on Friday afternoon, as we beat Burnley 3-1 away from home.

Mehmet Ali's side were hoping to get back to winning ways after their midweek defeat in Ipswich Town in the Papa Johns Trophy and got off to the perfect start inside seven minutes.

We took the lead through a moment of magic from Joel Ideho, the Dutchman cutting inside from the left and firing into the bottom corner from outside the box to score his second goal of the season in the Premier League Cup.

We continued our early dominance against an experienced Burnley side and doubled our advantage just 10 minutes later, Mauro Bandeira registering his first goal at this level, converting from the spot after good work from the returning George Lewis to win the penalty.

Burnley began to mount significant pressure on our backline as the half drew to a close, with James Hillson forced into several important saves, before a goal-line block from Josh Robinson denied the hosts a certain goal minutes before the break.

Michael Mellon pulled one back for the hosts 10 minutes after the restart, the forward prodding the ball beyond Hillson at the near post, despite Elian Quesada-Thorn's best efforts to clear it off the line.

We responded emphatically just minutes later, Ideho completing his brace at the end of another solo run and firing across Denis Franchi to ensure we left Burnley with our second win in the Premier League Cup group stage.


U21s: Burnley (A) | Mehmet Ali interview


We remain top of Group G in the Premier League Cup with two wins from as many matches played.


U21s: Burnley (A) | Joel Ideho interview


We return to Premier League 2 action on Saturday, October 1, when we travel to Liverpool.

Kick-off at the Liverpool Academy is at 2pm (UK time).


U21s: Burnley (A) | Josh Robinson interview


Starting XI: Hillson, Robinson, Kacurri, Walters (C), Quesada-Thorn, Ibrahin, Bandeira, Dudziak, Ideho, Lewis, Vigar

Subs: Rojas, Foran, Nichols, Gower, Taylor-Hart

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