Swansea City Under-18s Arsenal FA Youth Cup
SUBS NOT USED: Mael Davies, Ross Treacy (GK),
ARSENAL U18s: Hugo Keto, Ben Sheaf (Reiss Nelson, 64), Tyrell Robinson, Marcus McGuane, Krystian Bielik (Capt), Marc Bola, Jeff Reine-Adelaide, Ismael Bennacer, Donyell Malen (Kris da Graca, HT), Stephy Mavididi, Chris Willock (Savvas Mourgos, 90)
SUBS NOT USED: George Phillips (GK), Aaron Eyoma
The Under-18s started brightly and attacked from the kick-off, midfielder Aaron Lewis saw his cross blocked on three minutes after Dan James has created space in the centre.
A minute later Lewis tried his luck again, this time the attacker found space to shoot inside the area only to find his effort tipped round the post by Arsenal keeper Hugo Keto.
Daniel James burst through the midfield toward goal on 20 minutes, his low shot from the edge of the area well saved by Keto to prevent the Swans taking the lead.
Despite a strong start from the home side Arsenal took advantage of a corner to take the lead minutes later when striker Donyell Malen stabbed home Ben Sheaf's corner at the far post.
The Gunners doubled their lead within a minute of the kick-off when the highly rated midfielder Jeff Reine-Adelaide beat the Swans defence to fire home on the half volley.
The young Swans grabbed a goal back ten minutes later when striker Liam Cullen fired home Aaron Lewis' cross inside the area leaving Keto helpless.
Arsenal were reduced to 10 men minutes before the half-time whistle when defender Tyrell Robinson saw red for a push on Daniel James - the Swans midfielder also received a yellow card.
HALF-TIME: Swans U18s 1 Arsenal U18s 2
With the one man advantage Swansea looked to capitalise early in the second-half and immediately went on the attack, striker Liam Cullen found space to shoot inches over the bar.
Five minutes later Daniel James raced through the midfield beating three defenders only to see his shot blocked by captain Krystian Bielik.
Minutes later Swans defender Connor Quigley missed a golden opportunity to equalise when he latched onto a loose ball in the area only to fire over the bar from close range.
Daniel James, Liam Cullen and substitute Keiran Evans saw efforts saved by Keto as the young Swans pressed for a second goal.
Arsenal capitalised at the back in the final ten minutes for Stephy Mavididi to tap home a cross from Reiss Nelson to beat Lewis Thomas.
The Swans keeper was badly injured during the goal resulting in a 20 minute stoppage - when play resumed both sides played out a subdued remaining seven minutes with Arsenal progressing to the next round of the cup.