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PL2 and U18 highlights: Salah's solo special for Arsenal

26 Oct 2021
Salah-Eddine Oulad M'hand, Arsenal

Another Salah was in dazzling form this weekend, in PL2, as we look at the best from our youth competitions

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While Mohamed Salah was at his scintillating best for Liverpool at Manchester United in the Premier League, another Salah produced a moment of magic as Arsenal won 4-0 against Everton in Premier League 2.

Salah-Eddine Oulad M'hand weaved his way past three defenders before finishing superbly in Friday's PL2 Division 1 victory, which left the Gunners third in the table.

Also in Division 1, Leeds United scored a beauty in their 1-1 draw against Brighton & Hove Albion, with some Amari Miller trickery sending a defender sliding off the pitch before Joseph Snowdon found the net from outside the box. 

In the Under-18 Premier League, Dominic Ballard scored a hat-trick, including a sublime lob and a whipped finish into the roof of the net, as Southampton won 5-1 at West Bromwich Albion in the South Group.

Ballard impressed so much that he earned a start in Saints' PL2 Division 2 match at Reading two days later, and he justified that promotion by scoring the only goal with a superb solo effort.

Elsewhere, the weekend's only U18 Premier League Cup tie was a thriller, with Man Utd defeating Wolverhampton Wanderers 4-2 despite two moments of brilliance from Wolves.

James Storer produced a sensational quadruple save for the visitors. 

And Tyler Roberts produced a fine finish from an acute angle to make it 2-2, before Man Utd scored twice to win the match. 

Premier League 2 results
Division 1 
Division 2

See: U18 Premier League results
See: U18 Premier League Cup results

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