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Academy Round-Up: Arsenal Win Nine-Goal Thriller

Alban Bunjaku netted an impressive hat-trick away at Portsmouth

Arsenal’s Academy have thrashed their Portsmouth counterparts 6-3 in a thrilling encounter.

Bottom-of-the-table Portsmouth managed to give Arsenal a challenge at times, but were undone by their disappointing start and finish to the game.

Alban Bunjaku and Jon Toral gave Arsenal an early two-goal lead but Patrick Antelmi pulled one back for Portsmouth just before half-time.

In the second-half, Bunjaku grabbed his second for the Gunners immediately after the restart. Once again, Portsmouth managed to hit back, this time through Jed Wallace.

Kris Olsson added Arsenal’s fourth before Ashley Harris gave Portsmouth another ray of hope as he reduced the deficit.

Arsenal made sure of the victory in the last moments of the game as Bunjaku completed his hat-trick and Serge Gnabry scored the final goal in stoppage time.

Arsenal sit one point off leaders Fulham in the league table after the win, whilst Portsmouth remain bottom and are three points from their next closest rival, Ipswich Town.

Full Academy Results – 21st November 2011

Academy Group A

Charlton Athletic 0-1 Chelsea

Fulham 3-1 Ipswich Town

Norwich City 1-2 Southampton

Portsmouth 3-6 Arsenal

West Ham United 3-0 Crystal Palace

Pos Team P W GD
1 Fulham 12 9 17 27
2 Arsenal 13 8 11 26
3 West Ham United 13 7 9 23
4 Crystal Palace 13 6 11 22
5 Charlton Athletic 13 6 9 20
6 Southampton 13 5 6 20
7 Norwich City 12 5 3 17
8 Chelsea 13 5 -3 17
9 Ipswich Town 13 3 -7 13
10 Portsmouth 13 2 -11 10

 

Academy Group B

Bristol City 0-2 Cardiff City

Reading 1-1 Coventry City

Watford 3-1 Milton Keynes Dons

Aston Villa 1 – 2 Birmingham City

Tottenham Hotspur 3 – 3 Leicester City

Pos Team P W GD
1 Coventry City 13 10 16 31
2 Reading 13 8 16 27
3 Leicester City 13 5 5 20
4 Tottenham Hotspur 13 5 6 19
5 Watford 13 5 1 19
6 Cardiff City 13 4 -4 15
7 Aston Villa 13 4 0 14
8 Birmingham City 13 3 -16 11
9 Bristol City 13 1 -16 6
10 Milton Keynes Dons 13 1 -41 5

Academy Group C

Blackburn Rovers 3-4 Everton

Crewe Alexandra 2-1 Bolton Wanderers

Manchester City 1-3 Liverpool

Manchester United 2-1 West Bromwich Albion

Stoke City 0-2 Wolverhampton Wanderers

Pos Team P W GD
1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 13 9 12 28
2 Manchester City 13 8 10 25
3 Blackburn Rovers 13 7 6 23
4 Liverpool 13 6 7 22
5 Everton 13 6 8 21
6 Stoke City 12 5 -1 18
7 Manchester United 12 5 -1 16
8 Crewe Alexandra 13 4 -11 13
9 Bolton Wanderers 13 3 -6 10
10 West Bromwich Albion 13 3 -17 10

Academy Group D

Barnsley 3-0 Leeds United

Huddersfield Town 1-2 Derby County

Middlesbrough 2-1 Newcastle United

Nottingham Forest 3-1 Sheffield Wednesday

 

Pos Team P W GD
1 Barnsley 13 8 11 26
2 Newcastle United 13 8 11 26
3 Derby County 13 7 7 22
4 Leeds United 13 5 4 18
5 Middlesbrough 13 4 -6 15
6 Sheffield Wednesday 12 4 -6 14
7 Sunderland 12 4 -6 14
8 Sheffield United 11 4 -11 14
9 Huddersfield Town 13 2 -14 11
10 Nottingham Forest 13 2 -9 10

 

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About Tom Bennett

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