Player Ratings: Arsenal U21 6-2 Manchester United U21

Arsenal U21s beat Manchester United U21s 6-2 at Meadow Park on Friday

Player Ratings: Arsenal U21 6-2 Manchester United U21

Arsenal beat United 6-2 at Meadow Park

Mehmet Ali's talented young guns eased to the last eight of the U21s Premier League 2 Division One play-offs after thrashing Manchester United 6-2 at Meadow Park on Friday evening. 

A hectic opening 45 minutes saw Nathan Butler-Oyedeji grab a brace, while Jack Henry-Francis and Amario Cozier-Duberry also netted as the home side led by four goals at the interval.

Premier League starlet Ethan Nwaneri slotted home a spot-kick penalty prior to Sam Mather notching a consolation for the young Red Devils. As the clock ticked down there was still time for Cozier-Duberry to post his second of the evening before Gabrielle Biancheri scored United's second. 

Fid out which players impressed with our Player Ratings: 


Ovie Ejeheri: 7/10 - Conceded two but is growing in stature with every game. Important save early on

Reuell Walters: 7.5/10 - Another excellent performance including on the overlap. Showed versatility by moving to right-back after playing CB most of the campaign

James Sweet: 7.5/10 - Assist for Butler-Oyedeji in another fine display. Eased into midfield as the game progressed 

Zane Monlouis (Nichols 59): 7/10 - Did well on his return 

Ayden Heaven: 7.5/10 - Long ball over the top for Cozier-Duberry's second goal 

Myles Lewis-Skelly: 7.5/10 Is near a first team squad place next season - or a loan move to progress his development - or both 

Amario Cozier-Duberry: 8.5/10 - Another who is ready for a tilt at first team action or a loan move to accelerate his progress 

Jack Henry-Francis 8.5/10 - (Gower 66): Solid and relaible. Deserved his goal. Booked 

Nathan Butler-Oyedeji: 8.5/10 - Grabbed a first half brace to underline his talent 

Ethan Nwaneri (Quesada-Thorn 83): 8/10 - A class act. Scored a penalty and hit the post. Booked 

Ismeal Kabia (Kamara 83): 7.5/10 

Arsenal U21s will face the winner of Chelsea v Brighton & Hove Albion in the quarter-finals at Meadow Park.

The game is set to take place between Friday, May 10 and Monday, May 13.

Full details to be announced

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