Nigerian born star grabs winner in London derby

Nigerian eligible defender Mazeed Ogungbo popped up with the winner as Arsenal edged Chelsea 2-1 in the Premier League U18 at Shenley Training Centre (Shenley, Hertfordshire) on Tuesday, Futbalgalore.com.ng reports.

Jude Soonsup-Bell put the Blues in from but Marcelo Flores equalised for Gunners.

Mazeed Ogungbo had the final say with the winning strike.

Ovie Ejeheri was behind the sticks for Gunners.

Other Nigerian born players who featured for Arsenal are Miguel Azeez, Zach Awe and Joel Ideho.

Chelsea took the lead with 16 minutes gone as Jude Soonsup-Bell opened the scoring after being set up by Charlie Webster.

Arsenal responded well as Khayon Edwards found Flores, who scored his first goal since returning from injury. The midfielder is undoubtedly one of Arsenal’s best prospects when fit.

In the early stages of the second period Arsenal went ahead, with left-back Ogungbo scoring having been teed up by Jack Henry-Francis.

Arsenal made alterations as the second half progressed, with Henry Jeffcott, Joel Ideho and Luigi Gaspar all entering the fray.

The young Gunners held on to secure all three points and move up to seventh place as well as, most importantly, continuing to build momentum ahead of their eagerly-anticipated FA Youth Cup quarter-final against Liverpool.

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