In the quarter-finals of the Premier League Cup, Manchester United U18s faced Arsenal at Carrington, aiming to replicate their league success on the bigger stage.
Early action saw Ethan Wheatley with a promising chance, but his effort narrowly missed the target.
The game turned into a gritty midfield battle, with both teams lacking the cutting edge in the final third.
Just before halftime, Jack Kingdon broke the deadlock, capitalizing on Jack Fletcher’s corner to put United ahead.
After the break, Arsenal’s Osman Kamara showcased skillful dribbling to beat defenders and equalize.
However, United responded swiftly, with Ethan Williams regaining the lead after dispossessing an Arsenal player and scoring from distance.
Arsenal’s Josh Nichols made amends for his earlier mistake, scoring to level the match once again.
With the game deadlocked, extra time ensued, and United seized control. Williams netted his second, sealing a brace with a clinical finish.
United’s dominance continued, securing a 4-2 victory and booking their spot in the semi-finals against Crystal Palace, Manchester City, or Leicester City.
The lineup featured solid performances from Harrison, Nolan, Jackson, Kingdon, Amass, McAllister, Fitzgerald, Scanlon, J. Fletcher, Williams, and Wheatley.