Derby County fans react on Twitter as first-team players congratulate Under-18s after Premier League title win

Derby County U18 lift the U18 Premier League Trophy after the match between Derby County U18 and Arsenal U18 in the U18 Premier League Play Off at Pride Park on May 7, 2019 in Derby,...

The Rams ran out 5-2 winners over Arsenal in the Under-18 Premier League final at Pride Park.

Derby County U18 lift the U18 Premier League Trophy after the match between Derby County U18 and Arsenal U18 in the U18 Premier League Play Off at Pride Park on May 7, 2019 in Derby,...

Derby County are officially the best Under-18s team in England after running out 5-2 winners over Arsenal to be crowned Under-18 Premier League Champions.

The Rams claimed the Premier League North title last weekend, setting up a tie against the Southern Division champions at Pride Park.

Derby fell a goal behind in the first five minutes to Bukayo Saka’s low strike but then stepped up a gear and proceeded to blow the Gunners away.

 

Archie Brown equalised and then went on to claim a hat-trick while Morgan Whittaker grabbed a brace and rounded off the scoring, though Saka did manage a second to make it 4-2.

On top of winning the Under-18 Premier League title, Derby will also be competing in next season's UEFA Youth League.

After the game, a number of senior Rams players congratulated the youngsters on their achievement, as per the club's Twitter account:

Some Derby fans loved to see the established first-team stars give praise to the academy boys and said so on the social media platform:

Derby had finished top of their division on 51 points, winning 14 of their 22 league games this season, finishing ahead of Liverpool on goal difference at the top of the league.

Bukayo Saka of Arsenal takes on Lee Buchanan of Derby during the match between Derby County U18 and Arsenal U18 in the U18 Premier League Play Off at Pride Park on May 7, 2019 in Derby,...

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