Arsenal’s u18 side have come from behind against Tottenham to win the first north London derby of the day.
Later on Wednesday, the senior team will play in the League Cup third round against Spurs at White Hart Lane, but first blood has gone to Arsenal this afternoon.
Heading into the game, Arsenal were two points clear of Spurs in the South group of the u18 Premier League, but have now opened the ‘gap’ to five points.
Spurs were 2-0 ahead at London Colney after just seven minutes, before goals from Yassin Fortune and Reiss Nelson came either side of Tottenham’s third to make it 3-2 by half-time.
Tyrell Robinson, who celebrated his 18th birthday a week ago, came off the bench to equalise and then score the winner to complete a huge comeback. Most updates for the game came from the official Spurs Twitter account which, mysteriously, stopped updating so enthusiastically once Arsenal came back into the match.
.@Arsenal Under-18s have come from behind at London Colney. They now lead Tottenham 4-3. Nelson, Fortune and Robinson (2) with the goals
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) September 23, 2015
A breakaway goal from Edward Nketiah sealed the win late on, and had the Tottenham Twitter account posting updates with their tails between their legs after getting over excited in the first-half.
U18s FT: Arsenal 5-3 Spurs – Lads controlled first half but lapse in concentration for first 15mins after break allowed Gunners to come back
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) September 23, 2015
Who can blame them, though? Not often they beat Arsenal. Hopefully the senior side will show a similar amount of character and, ultimately, pick up the same result at White Hart Lane on Wednesday evening.