FA Premier Academy League, U19 play-off semi-final|
Sat 27 April 2002
Ipswich Town 1 Arsenal 2
Arsenal scorers: Aliadiere, Pennant
The under-19s go through to the final of the play-offs with this hard-worked victory over Ipswich. Arsenal apparently took the game seriously, both Aliadiere and Pennant playing their first U19 games of the season. Ipswich took the lead in the first half, but Aliadiere got the equaliser with 15 minutes left and Pennant tucked home a controversial winner in injury time. See this report on the official Ipswich site, and another view through a Tractor windscreen here.
Arsenal play Liverpool in the two-legged playoff, first leg on Thur 9 May at Anfield, ko 1930, second leg Weds 15 May at Highbury, ko 1900. See ArseWeb youth team page for further youth team stats.