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Norwich 1 United 1: de Laet show earns depleted Reds a deserved draw

Posted by nickogs20 on July 25, 2009

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July 25th 2009, 3pm
Carrow Road, Norwich

Norwich City Man Utd
Norwich City 1-1 Manchester United XI
Adeyemi 21 de Laet 85
Hewson missed pen 35

 
A Ritchie de Laet equaliser five minutes from time handed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side a deserved share of the spoils at Carrow Road this afternoon, as a somewhat makeshift United XI bounced back from an early Norwich goal and a first-half penalty miss to outplay their League One opposition in the second forty-five minutes.

Canaries midfielder Tom Adeyemi gave the home side just reward for an impressive first twenty minutes with a great strike from outside the area, and debutant goalkeeper Ben Alnwick – a loan signing from Tottenham – gave Bryan Gunn’s team another boost when he plunged to his left to turn away Sam Hewson’s spot-kick ten minutes before the break. The Reds adjusted better to the inevitable second-half changes however, and went close on a number of occasions before the unlikely figure of de Laet got in behind the City backline to slot home a late leveller.

More to follow…

 
UNITED
1. Tom Heaton
2. David Gray
3. Ritchie de Laet
4. James Chester (14. Oliver Gill 46 (18. Scott Wootton 86))
5. Craig Cathcart
6. Corry Evans (c)
7. Magnus Eikrem
8. Sam Hewson (15. Oliver Norwood 46)
9. Cameron Stewart (12. Joe Dudgeon 76)
10. Tom Cleverley
11. Danny Simpson

Subs not used
13. Ron-Robert Zieler
16. Scott Moffatt
17. Nicky Ajose

Referee: K. Hill

Attendance: 13,381

Norwich: Alnwick, Otsemobor, Lappin, Doherty (c) (Nelson 46), Askou, Tudur Jones (M Gill 46), McVeigh (Whaley 46), Adeyemi (Spillane 81), Martin (Bright 69), Cureton (Holt 81), Hoolahan (Drury 46). Subs not used: Lee-Barrett (GK), Stephens.

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10 Responses to “Norwich 1 United 1: de Laet show earns depleted Reds a deserved draw”

  1. Tone said

    Did Danny Simpson actually play as an 11?! He’s so not staying after this summer, is he, only filling in where needed…

  2. nickogs20 said

    Trying to suss out who played where is baffling. I assume the back four was (r-l) Gray, Chester, Cathcart, de Laet in the first half with Simpson in midfield, but then when Gill came on for Chester he apparently went to right-back, so I assume de Laet moved inside to partner Cathcart and either Simpson or Gray moved to left-back (until Dudgeon came on I guess). Stewart was definitely upfront on his own all game. Hopefully will hear from someone who watched it sooner or later…

    • Joe Armstrong said

      My reports tell me that the subs were 12. Dudgeon, 13 Zieler, 14. Gill, 15. Norwood, 16. Moffatt, 17. Ajose, 18. Wootton

      Apparently my contacts tell me that it was definitely Wootton who came on for Gill.

      They aren’t sure who was 16 or 17 as they didn’t come on but reckoned it was either Ajose and Moffatt.

      We started 451 with Stewart up front, with five in the middle but no-one really playing wide.

      After half time Gill went to left back and Simpson to right back, De Laet into the middle with Gray pushed into midfield.

      When Dudgeon came on he played wide left, and De Laet was pushed up front and Evans dropped in front of the back three (Simpson, Cathcart, Gill) with the others all in midfield.

  3. fitzmertz said

    cathcart is going to join up with the first team in munich.

  4. cem said

    is he realy?

  5. fitzmertz said

    yes sir alex on mutv after today’s game
    http://www.manutd.com/default.sps?pagegid=F9E570E6-407E-44BC-800F-4A3110258114&newsid=6636835&page=2

  6. Bryan said

    Does anyone know anything about Petrucci’s injury and when he’ll be back?

  7. Cem said

    im glad hes taking cathcart, i got high hopes for him does any one knmow if rafael is going to germany?

  8. […] Uniteds reservlag spelade 1-1 borta mot Norwichs a-lag. De Laet kvitterade för United med fem minuter kvar att spela. Hewson missade straff för United efter en halvtimme. United: Tom Heaton, David Gray, De Laet, James Chester (Oliver Gill 46, Nicky Ajose 86), Craig Cathcart, Corry Evans (captain), Magnus Eikrem, Sam Hewson (Oliver Norwood 46), Cameron Stewart (Joe Dudgeon 76), Cleverley and Danny Simpson Matchrapport från United Youth. […]

  9. […] Uniteds reservlag spelade 1-1 borta mot Norwichs a-lag. De Laet kvitterade för United med fem minuter kvar att spela. Hewson missade straff för United efter en halvtimme. United: Tom Heaton, David Gray, De Laet, James Chester (Oliver Gill 46, Nicky Ajose 86), Craig Cathcart, Corry Evans (captain), Magnus Eikrem, Sam Hewson (Oliver Norwood 46), Cameron Stewart (Joe Dudgeon 76), Cleverley and Danny Simpson Matchrapport från United Youth. […]

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