The Rams ran out 5-2 winners over Arsenal in the Under-18 Premier League final at Pride Park.
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:
Derby County (@dcfcofficial) May 7, 2019
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:
Great to see the lads supporting the youngsters ⚽️— crankytoz (@tozol) May 7, 2019
Great to see the first team players going to support the youth team. That's how you create a real club culture of togetherness top to bottom. This season the players have made us proud!— Nav Sidhu (@NavSidwho) May 7, 2019
Respect Lads All Derby Together ⚽— KieranD92 - Born A Ram, Live A Ram, Die As A Ram!! (@KieranDCFC1592) May 7, 2019
Absolutely fantastic achievement!! Well done lads!!!— Trevor P (@trevtheram) May 7, 2019
The next generation of derby players are going to be amazing.— The Warsmith (@TheWarsmith) May 7, 2019
Great to see that is. The older lot congratulating the younger lads.— phil carter (@philcarter1983) May 8, 2019
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.
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