U18’s: Arsenal (3) 2-2 (4) Manchester City – Willock and Malen’s goals not enough to seal final berth

U18's: Arsenal (3) 2-2 (4) Manchester City - Willock and Malen's goals not enough to seal final berth

Despite an entertaining affair at the Emirates, the hosts were knocked out of this year’s FA Youth Cup at the semi-final stage – on aggregate against Jason Wilcox’s side.

Goals from Chris Willock as well as substitute Donyell Malen were unfortunately not enough for the Young Guns to progress into this year’s FA Youth Cup final – losing 4-3 on aggregate after two quick-fire Manchester City first-half strikes. Having started encouragingly, Willock broke the deadlock after just five minutes following an excellent darting run forward, before curling a low effort past Daniel Grimshaw‘s dive into the bottom corner.

The 2-1 aggregate deficit was suddenly overturned, and Jason Wilcox‘s side found themselves chasing the game for large periods of the first-half, where a succession of sloppy passing in midfield saw the hosts enjoy promising moments in-and-around the final third.

Continue reading