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11 February 2017

The Gunners snatch victory from the young Canaries

NORWICH City's Under-18s missed out on three points against Arsenal on Saturday in the Under-18 Premier League.

The search for the opening goal ended after 17 minutes when Benny Ashley-Seal slotted the ball home past Gunners 'keeper Joao Virginia.

City went into the break a goal to the good having kept the visitors at bay for the rest of the first half.

The young Canaries maintained their 1-0 lead despite Arsenal piling on the pressure but City cracked in the 87th minute when wideman Zechariah Medley beat Hale-Brown with a powerful strike.

With the Gunners having scored a late equaliser they showed no signs of settling for a point and with Norwich on the back foot, substitute Emile Smith-Rowe scored in added time to steal all the points from City.

FULL-TIME: Norwich City 1-2 Arsenal

GOALS: Canaries: Ashley-Seal (17) Gunners: Medley (87), Smith-Rowe (90)

NORWICH CITY: Hale-Brown; Aarons, Odusina, Wallis, Syme; Kamal, Payne; Spyrou (Thompson-Brissett, 85), Aransibia, Higgs (Fleming, 46); Ashley-Seal. Subs not used: McCracken, Catton, O'Donnell.

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