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Arsenal youngsters impress on international duty

PUBLISHED: 09:03 14 October 2018 | UPDATED: 09:03 14 October 2018

Arsenal's Reiss Nelson celebrates scoring for England under-21s against Andorra (pic Martin Rickett/PA)

Arsenal's Reiss Nelson celebrates scoring for England under-21s against Andorra (pic Martin Rickett/PA)

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Arsenal’s academy youngsters had a fine night on international duty for their respective teams, writes Joshua Bunting.

Daniel Ballard kept Northern Ireland’s hopoes of making the European Under-21 Championships alive with a last-minute winner in Iceland.

The Arsenal teenager netted the only goal of the game, heading in from a corner, to set up a potentially crucial final group game at Windsor Park on Tuesday against Slovakia.

The hosts weren’t without their own threat and almost took the lead on half-time but Ballard cleared off the line, setting the stage for his own late winner.

Reiss Nelson – currently on loan at German side Hoffenheim – scored on his England Under-21 debut as they took Andorra apart 7-0 in Chesterfield.

And Eddie Nketiah and Joe Willock continued their fine run of form as both scored in England Under-20’s 2-1 victory over Italy at AFC Fylde’s Mill Farm stadium.

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