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UEFA Youth League: How English sides fared in Match Week 3

The Manchester United & Copenhagen players pose with a UEFA Respect banner prior to the UEFA Youth League Group A match [Credit: John Peters]

As we reach the halfway point of the UEFA Youth League group stage, we take a look at how the English sides managed in match week three.

Sevilla 2 – 1 Arsenal

Following their third defeat in as many games, the young Gunners remain at the bottom of Group B.In the 11th minute Bakary Sow’s effort hit the post and rebounded into the path of Alberto Collado, who tapped in from close range to put the Spanish side ahead.Arsenal had plenty of chances to equalise and even had the ball in the net at one stage, but the offside flag was raised.But as the game approached half time José Antonio López curled an excellent effort into the top corner to extend Sevilla’s lead.Despite Charles Sagoe Jr’s impressive 83rd minute goal, the Gunners are still in search of their first win of the UYL campaign.

Manchester United 0 – 1 Copenhagen

United faced an unbeaten Copenhagen side and had their hearts broken after 84 minutes, leaving the red devils in joint second with Bayern Munich.The English side competed well with the inform Copenhagen and would’ve been good value for a point, but they failed to find the net.It was substitute Tryphose Tchicamboud who netted for the Danish side with a tidy finish into the far corner following some intricate footwork.

BSC Young Boys 0 – 4 Manchester City

Group toppers Man City have scored ten goals in three games following a convincing win over Swiss outfits BSC Young Boys.Kane Taylor struck twice in the first half, firstly firing into the roof of the net from ten yards and the midfielder notched again 15 minutes later, with another outstanding left footed effort.Jaden Heskey headed home just after the hour mark and then doubled his tally five minutes later, tapping in from close range to give City a four-goal lead.

Newcastle United 1 – 2 Borussia Dortmund

Like Arsenal, Newcastle are still without a win despite scoring their first UYL goal through 16-year-old Sean Neave.Samuel Bamba and Julian Rijkhoff combined to put Dortmund ahead in after 12 minutes, with the former proving to be a nightmare for the host’s defenders all afternoon.Dortmund were electric in the first half and should’ve capitalised on their vast amount of opportunities, but the magpies managed to keep it at 1-0 going into half time.Bamba continued to give the full back a torrid time and drilled a shot hard and low into the back of the net in the 53rd minute.Newcastle worked hard in the second half and substitute Neave finished from inside the area to give his side a consolation goal, but in the end that is all it was.

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