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United 3 Huddersfield 1: Reds weather second-half storm to take the points

Posted by nickogs20 on September 12, 2009

September 12th 2009, 11am
Trafford Training Centre, Carrington

Man Utd Huddersfield
Manchester United U18s 3-1 Huddersfield Town U18s
Cofie 19 Chippendale 61
Morrison 78
Hussain 81

United’s U18s picked up a first home win of the nascent Premier Academy League season against Huddersfield Town at an atypically sunny Carrington this morning, but only after overcoming what seems to have become the now traditional second-half wobble. In all three previous fixtures the Reds have gone into half-time with the lead, only to emerge for the second forty-five minutes a shadow of their first-half selves, conceding soon after the interval on each occasion.

The same happened here, with Paul McGuinness’ side leading 1-0 at the break – thanks to John Cofie’s tap-in – and well on top. The game turned on its head right from the start of the second half however, and Huddersfield were well worthy of their equaliser, scored by half-time sub Aiden Chippendale. The Terriers looked the more likely winners for long spells of the second half, but a Ravel Morrison goal on the counter-attack saw United regain the initiative, and when Etzaz Hussain poked home from close range just three minutes later the points were secure.

Full report to come…

1. Sam Johnstone
2. Tom Thorpe
3. Zeki Fryers
4. Scott Wootton
5. Sean McGinty
6. Etzaz Hussain
7. Ravel Morrison
8. Ryan Tunnicliffe
9. John Cofie (12. Joshua King 46)
10. Will Keane
11. Robbie Brady (c) (14. Jesse Lingard 52)

Sub not used
13. Conor Devlin

Ref: A W Pownall

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16 Responses to “United 3 Huddersfield 1: Reds weather second-half storm to take the points”

  1. sjewitt said

    no still sign of the young forigners, where are the three italians we’ve aparentley bought two from empoli and one from the viola?

  2. Coyla said

    LOL Chippendale

  3. nickogs20 said

    The Italians/Pogba are all still awaiting international clearance.

  4. cem said

    how long does international clearance take usually? and i know evryone asks evry five minutes but any sign of petrucci comming back?

  5. Tone said

    I’ve been told Davide’s back in full training.

  6. DB said

    Is it true that Ngoo has signed for liverpool?? i wasnt that impressed by him but to lose him to a rival academy is annoying

  7. Tone said

    Who says we lost him? Maybe he went there after he wasn’t offered a contract by us?

  8. cem said

    i realy hope not i thaut he looked good, maybe work on the shooting though. cheers tone for the petrucci update. also does any one know anything about elliot kebbie aparrently he played for us in the holland tour??

  9. nickogs20 said

    Re: International clearance – it takes as long as it takes us/FIFA to resolve the current issues with the French and Italian FAs and their refusal to release the players’ registration.

    Ngoo – as far as I know we didn’t make a bid. The press talk of us ‘losing out’ to Liverpool or them pinching him from under our noses is likely exactly that – press talk. He would maybe have been a useful option but showed nothing to suggest he was as good as Cofie and clearly isn’t as good as King, and is essentially the same type of forward.

    Elliot Kebbie certainly didn’t play for us on the Holland tour (he’s 14!). He committed his future to Leeds last week.

  10. Tone said

    Exactly my thinking, cause when you read the qoutes it says Liverpool met the asking price. Clearly, we didn’t, cause he wasn’t considered good enough. They have, after all, paid £250000 for him.

  11. norries said

    cant wait to see pertucci back, likly move to the reserves after sum 2 or 3 matches wit academy jst to get match fit

  12. bobbygee said

    Another good win for Man U.

  13. Man Utd said

    I love Man Utd games, they play like a real stars

  14. Manchester United U18s is good, too. Glory Glory man United.

  15. Ole said

    I’m really looking forward to the game tonight. :) Very strong line-up.

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