Arsenal got their Barclays U18 Premier League campaign off to a flying start today by beating rivals Liverpool.
While the two sides senior set-ups tussle over the signature of Luis Suarez, the youths stuck to the football and it was Arsenal who got the better of the Merseysiders.
Jack Jebb’s perfectly-placed free-kick found Tom Dallison to put the hosts ahead after just 20 minutes at Arsenal’s London Colney base.
Nathan Burke grabbed the equaliser before half time with a fierce shot from 25-yards.
Ainsley Maitland-Niles grabbed the goal to secure the win as he got on the end of a flick from Austin Lipman.
This weekend’s Barclays U18 Premier League fixtures
11am kick off unless stated
Aston Villa v Newcastle United
Chelsea v Sunderland (11.30am)
Fulham v Stoke City
Leicester City v Wolverhampton Wanderers
Norwich City v Blackburn Rovers
Reading v Bolton Wanderers
Southampton v Everton
Tottenham Hotspur v Middlesbrough (noon)
West Bromwich Albion v Manchester City
West Ham United v Manchester United