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REPORT: ASTON VILLA 2-1 UNDER-18s

22 October 2016

Under-18s suffer narrow defeat at Aston Villa

NORWICH City remain 8th in the U18s Premier League after losing 2-1 to Aston Villa away from home.

The hosts started the game on the front foot, with City's youngsters absorbing the pressure well.

An uneventful first-half saw the teams go into the break goalless.

The first goal of the game came 51 minutes in, when City skipper Owen Wallis netted to put his side a goal to the good.

The Villans swiftly replied when Jake Humphries scored just five minutes later assisted by Jake Doyle-Hayes.

Callum Ellesley saw red at a vital stage of the game, leaving City a man down with 13 minutes left.

The Lions took advantage of the situation and Humphries claimed his second of the game with just one minute to go.

The full-time whistle blew with City's Under-18s losing their second game in a row, and heading to second place Arsenal on October 29 (11:30am).

FULL-TIME: Aston Villa 2-1 Norwich City

NORWICH CITY: Hale-Brown; Syme, Wallis (c), Ellesley, Aarons; Aransibia (Spyrou 59), Pollock, Sambu; Kamal (Payne 80), Fleming (Catton 80), Higgs. Subs not used: Oddy.

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