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West Brom stun Arsenal to reach quarter-finals of FA Youth Cup

By Matt Wilson | West Bromwich Albion | Published:

Albion's under-18s have shocked Arsenal under-18s in the fifth round of the FA Youth Cup.

Albion's under-18s celebrate in the dressing room. Photo: Laurie Rampling/WBA

The Baggies beat their hosts 2-1 thanks to goals from Jamie Soule and Finn Azaz to reach the quarter-finals of the prestigious competition for the first time since 2012.

Mike Scott's team will host Everton or Brighton in the next round, most likely at The Hawthorns. The date is yet to be confirmed.

Academy manager Mark Harrison watched another positive statement from the club’s youngsters and applauded a “mature” performance.

He said: “It was the kind of display that had a bit of everything and was very mature. They did themselves and the club proud.”

The FA Youth Cup has been running since 1952/53. Albion won it in 1975/76, when they beat Wolves 5-0 in the final.

They have finished runners-up twice, in 1955 and 1969.

Matt Wilson

By Matt Wilson
Football MMPJ - @mattwilson_star

Sports reporter at the Express & Star, who primarily covers West Bromwich Albion.

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