Ramiro Funes Mori gets U23s run-out

Monday, 5 February, 2018 0comments  |  Jump to last
Arsenal U23s 4 - 0 Everton U23s

Everton's Under-23s were well beaten by Arsenal tonight but there was good news for Ramiro Funes Mori who came though 45 minutes of action.

The Argentine international defender has been in a long period of recovery following serious damage to his knee sustained while on International duty and saw his first serious action in almost 11 months.

Arsenal grabbed the lead following a heavily-deflected strike on 12 minutes... and never really looked like surrendering their advantage. Reiss Nelson scored the Gunners' second after 26 minutes.

In the first half, Funes Mori came close to embarrassing himself and Mateusz Hewelt with a shanked clearance that flew inches past the Everton keeper's left-hand post.

He was powerless to prevent the Arsenal protégés from emulating their senior stars in ratcheting up another embarrassing scoreline for the boys and Blue, and was replaced after half-time.

And after the break, Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah scored twice in side a quarter hour. The forward rifled a shot across Matuez Hewelt on 62 minutes, before applying the finishing touch to Emile Smith Rowe's right-wing cross.

Everton U23s: Hewelt, Markelo, Gibson, Funes Mori (46' Denny), Fenney, Baxter, Grant, Evans, Henen (80' Lavery), Hornby, Sambou [Y] (71' Dyson).
Subs not Used: Hilton, Bowler.