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Match report: Arsenal U-18s 4-0 Chelsea

Charles Sagoe Jr celebrates after scoring for Arsenal U-18s

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WHAT HAPPENED

We ran out convincing 4-0 winners over Chelsea on Saturday in what was arguably our best performance of the season so far.

After a cagey start to the first half, with no clear-cut chances for either side, we took the lead through Khayon Edwards, who headed home Elian Quesada-Thorn's dinked cross to score his 13th goal of the season.

We doubled our advantage minutes later, Charles Sagoe Jr latching on to James Sweet's pinpoint through ball and finishing coolly past the onrushing Prince Adegoke.

Our stranglehold on the game continued right through to the break as our 11-minute flurry of goals left the Blues shellshocked.

Dan Micciche handed a debut to Lino Sousa midway through the second half as we sustained our spell of dominance over our London rivals and threatened to increase our advantage.

We finally added our third through Bradley Ibrahim, who bundled the ball over the line after a goalmouth scramble from a dangerous corner that Chelsea failed to clear.

Amario Cozier-Duberry capped our outstanding performance with a moment of magic 10 minutes before full time, finding the bottom corner with a whipping free-kick from 25 yards out.

WHAT IT MEANS

We stay sixth in the Under-18 Premier League after 15 matches, but we have closed the gap on leaders Southampton to just three points.

WHAT'S NEXT

We're back in Under-18 Premier League action on Saturday, February 5, when we host Leicester City.

Kick-off at London Colney is 11.30am.

Members of Saturday's squad could also be involved in our Papa John's Trophy quarter-final against Wigan Athletic on Tuesday, January 25.

Our clash with the League One side takes place at the DW Stadium and kick-off is at 7pm.

 

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