Balogun Nets Brace As Arsenal, Manchester United U23 Share Spoils In Six-Goal Thriller

Arsenal produced a stunning comeback after going two goals behind to salvage a 3-3 draw in an extraordinary game against Manchester United in the Premier League 2 on Saturday.

Gunners U23 boss Steve Bould named a strong looking side for the visit of the Red Devils to Meadow Park in Hertfordshire, handing starts to first-teamers Cédric Soares, Reiss Nelson, Emile Smith Rowe, William Saliba and Joe Willock.

But it was the 19-year-old Folarin Balogun that grabbed all the headlines with a six-minute brace in the second half.

Arnau Puigmal’s third minute opener was cancelled out by Nelson fifteen minutes later as both teams found themselves level at the break.

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Puigmal and Joe Hugill scored to put the Red Devils 3-1 up after 55 minutes, before the young Gunners suddenly came alive.

Balogun gave Arsenal hope when he pulled a goal back in the 64th minute and he made sure they got a point from the game when he equalised with 20 minutes remaining.

His pair of goals against Manchester United took his tally for the season to three from six games in all competitions.

Ryan Alebiosu started and was in action for 86 minutes, midfielder Miguel Azeez came on at half-time, while Tim Akinola and goalkeeper Arthur Okonkwo watched proceedings from the bench.

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