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United 3 City 0: Keane treble ends Reds’ mini-derby hoodoo

Posted by nickogs20 on October 17, 2009

October 17th 2009, 11am
Trafford Training Centre, Carrington

Man Utd Man City
Manchester United U18s 3-0 Manchester City U18s
W Keane 4, 27, 42

After four successive defeats to their cross-city rivals and three games without a win in the Academy League this season, United put a convincing end to both of those unwanted sequences at Carrington this morning with a 3-0 win over City, all the damage being done by the left foot of Will Keane, who made it four goals in two games with a clinical first-half hattrick.

After a frustrating start to the season in front of goal, Keane grabbed United’s consolation in injury time at Crewe last week and that seems to have got him up and running. The Stockport-born forward gave the Reds the lead inside four minutes, tucking home a loose ball in predatory fashion, before repeating the trick just before the half-hour mark, both times via unknowing assists from Ryan Tunnicliffe. Some fine work from Robbie Brady on the left and a crisp volleyed finish gave the 16 year-old and his side a decisive third goal just before the break, and Paul McGuinness’ side cruised through the second half largely untroubled to record a welcome derby victory.

More to come…

1. Conor Devlin
2. Alberto Massacci (16. Reece Brown 79)
3. Zeki Fryers
4. Tom Thorpe
5. Scott Wootton
6. Ryan Tunnicliffe
7. Nicky Ajose
8. Paul Pogba (14. Ravel Morrison 86)
9. Joshua King (15. John Cofie 86)
10. Will Keane
11. Robbie Brady (c)

Sub not used
12. Sean McGinty

Ref: M Salisbury

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11 Responses to “United 3 City 0: Keane treble ends Reds’ mini-derby hoodoo”

  1. Jack said

    Just wonderin..
    Did de French defender we wer after play 4 city..?
    Helan or sumtin lik dat..

  2. d said

    Good to see ‘Albie’ Masacci get a run-out.

  3. Ole said

    Jack: Helan played for Shity, but he played as a left midfielder.

  4. Niall said

    Anybody know how Pogba played?

  5. Coolidge said

    Good to hear the new young signings are getting some gametime. Look forward to seeing them, and the likes of Obertan, in future.

  6. Ole said

    Niall: Totally ordinary. Some bad passes. Did not dominate the midfield. But showed glimpts of he can do.

  7. cem said

    i think tunnicliffe was exceptional

  8. Ashwin said

    How did Massaci play? Not really a fan of Italian fullbacks, great defenders but dont offer enough in attack. Does he overlap and offer an attacking threat like the modern fullbacks?

  9. Jon said

    Was a good performance, considering the lasr few games. Surprised Morrison hasnt been starting recently.

    I hear the U-18s are playin Crewe today (wed), anyone know anything about it?

  10. Ole said

    Me too. Tunnicliffe had a very good game.

  11. jjain said

    @nick..highlights plzz….or the goals…i cant get to see these academy matches anywhere on the net ….but able to see the reserves…..thanks in advance….

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