18-year-old attacker emerges hero as Arsenal sinks helpless Norwich

18-year-old attacker emerges hero as Arsenal sinks helpless Norwich

- Arsenal defeated Norwich 2-1 to send them packing from the Carabao cup

- 18-year-old attacker Edward Nketiah got both the equaliser and the lead for the Gunners

- At the end of 90 minutes the scoreline was 1-1

Premier League side Arsenal needed more than 90 minutes to send Championship side Norwich packing from the Carabao Cup at the Emirate stadium through a 2-1 defeat.

The visitors broke the deadlock in the 34th minute when Josh Murphy received the ball on the edge of the 18-yard box and spotted the goalkeeper off his line. He set himself up perfectly and lobbed the ball over Matt Macey and into the net. James Maddison provided the assistance.

Arsenal defeat Norwich 2-1 at the Emirate in Carabao cup tie

Edward Nketiah the hero as he got both the equaliser and the lead (photo: Squakwa)

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18-year-old Edward Nketiah was in the right place at the right time in the 86th minute to get to the rebound inside the box and gleefully rifles the ball into the middle of the net to restore parity in the game.

Arsenal finally got the much awaited lead 6 minutes into extra time when Edward Nketiah connects with the ball from the resulting corner and places a precise header past the stranded goalkeeper and into the top right corner. The opposing players are staring at each other, unable to understand what happened. A well deserve brace for the young lad.

In other Carabao Cup tie, Leicester new signing Kelechi Iheanacho got his debut goal for his new side in the 30th to restore parity to the game after the Visitors took the lead in the 26th minute.

He later went on assist Slimani in the second goal in the 70th minute, before making way for Jamie Vardy in the 81th minute of the game.

Arsenal will welcome Swansea in their next English Premier League match at the Emirate stadium on Saturday, October 28.

Source: Yen.com.gh

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