Post-Match Report

U21s report: Arsenal 1-1 Wolves

Taylor Foran in action for Arsenal U-21s

Wolves U21 -

Meadow Park, Boreham Wood
Premier League 2 - Division One
Premier League 2 - Division One
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WHAT HAPPENED

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Highlights | Arsenal 1-1 Wolves U21s (H)

We fought back from a goal down with 10 men to claim a point in a 1-1 draw with Wolves on Saturday afternoon at Meadow Park.

We started brightly and took the game to the visitors from the first whistle, Catalin Cirjan stinging the palms of Storer in the Wolves goal from a free-kick on the edge of the area.

Nathan Butler-Oyedeji's effort from outside the box forced Storer into another smart stop, as we continued to press Wolves from the front with James Sweet and Mauro Bandeira both looking lively in the opening exchanges.

The game changed in an instant as Henry Jeffcott was shown his second yellow card of the half after he was adjudged to have tripped Tyler Roberts in the box.

Oliver Tipton sent Hubert Graczyk the wrong way from the spot with minutes remaining of the first half, as we went into the break a man down and a goal down against the run of play.

We started the second half on top and restored parity soon after the restart, Cirjan picking Amario Cozier-Duberry, who danced into the box and found Sweet in space to finish at the back post.

Cirjan almost capped his impressive performance with a fully-deserved goal, racing through one-on-one, but sent his effort just wide of Storer's post.

The visitors looked certain to snatch all three points right at the death, but for Graczyk's remarkable save at the near post to deny Matheson and ensure the points were shared.

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U21s: Wolves (H) | Mehmet Ali interview


WHAT IT MEANS

We maintain our unbeaten record in the Premier League 2 and stay second in the table, level on points with league-leaders Crystal Palace, after six matches played.

WHAT'S NEXT

We're in Papa Johns Trophy group stage action next, when we travel to League One leaders Ipswich Town on Tuesday, September 20.

Kick-off at Portman Road is at 7.45pm (UK time).

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U21s: Wolves (H) | Hubert Graczyk interview


TEAM NEWS

Starting XI: Graczyk, Sweet, Foran, Awe, Jeffcott, Ibrahim, Bandeira, Cirjan, Cozier-Duberry, Sagoe Jr, Butler-Oyedeji (C)

Substitutes: Hillson, Robinson, Vigar, Henry-Francis, Taylor-Hart

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