Marcus Edwards and Kazaiah Sterling star in Tottenham U18 defeat

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Two of the jewels in Tottenham Hotspur's academy both got on the score-sheet in a mini North London derby on Wednesday morning.

While Tottenham and Arsenal’s senior players were preparing for their Capital One Cup third round clash this evening, their younger players had a memorable encounter of their own.

Arsenal’s under-18s ultimately ran out 5-3 victors against their Tottenham counterparts but at the end of the first half it seemed the result would be very different.

When the whistle blew after 45 minutes Tottenham’s youngsters were 3-2 up courtesy of a goal from Kazaiah Sterling and a brace from Marcus Edwards, but by full-time Spurs had shipped three more with no reply.

Of all Tottenham’s promising youngsters, Edwards and Sterling are two of the very best, and alongside Cameron Carter-Vickers and Shayon Harrison they are the teenagers to get the most excited about as they continue their development at White Hart Lane.

Both players have been rewarded with under-21 outings this season despite the fact that they are only 16, and Sterling even scored on his debut at that level earlier in the week.

With two more goals on Wednesday, Edwards is continuing to live up to his blossoming reputation and along with Sterling he could be a future Spurs star; in fact it seems only a matter of time.

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