Post-Match Report

Match report: Arsenal U-18s 1-1 Leicester City

James Sweet in action for Arsenal U-18s

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Leicester City U18


We came back from a goal down to draw 1-1 with Leicester City on Saturday morning at London Colney.

Lino Sousa was handed his first start since joining us from West Brom and almost gave us an early lead, testing Kelechi Chibueze from distance with a powerful effort.

The Foxes responded to our pressure and went ahead midway through the half, Christopher Popov working space for himself and firing beyond Remy Mitchell into the top right-hand corner.

We struggled to create many clear-cut chances as the visitors sat back on their lead, with James Sweet booked for a late challenge before the break, in what appeared to be a show of frustration.

Dan Micciche's half-time team talk seemed to work a treat as we restored parity minutes after the restart, Khayon Edwards cooly tucking away a penalty after good work from Sousa to win the spot-kick.

Charles Sagoe Jr's long-range strike came close to putting us in front as Chibueze was forced into a good reflex save.

Sousa was replaced by Mathaeus Roberts in the closing stages after an impressive first start, as we stood firm up against late pressure to earn a hard-fought point.


We stay sixth in the Under-18 Premier League table after 16 matches, seven points behind the leaders, West Ham.


We're back in Under-18 Premier League action on Saturday, February 19, when we travel to Crystal Palace.

Kick-off against the Eagles is at 11am UK time.

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