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Wolves 2 United 2: Petrucci returns to help Reds pick up a point

Posted by nickogs20 on October 27, 2009

October 24th 2009, 11am
Sir Jack Hayward Training Ground, Wolverhampton

Wolves Man Utd
Wolverhampton Wanderers U18s 2-2 Manchester United U18s
Spray 7 Brady 30
Rooney 10, missed pen 26 Ajose 89

For the second time already in this fledgling season, United’s academy side produced a spirited comeback and a late late equaliser to salvage a 2-2 draw in a tough away game. Having done so at Leeds from 2-1 down earlier in the campaign, they had to go one better at the Sir Jack Hayward training ground on Saturday morning, rallying after going 2-0 down inside the first ten minutes to goal from forwards James Spray and Nathan Rooney.

With less than half an hour played, Paul McGuinness’ U18s were staring down the barrel of a resounding defeat, with home side Wolves presented with a chance to make it three from the penalty spot and arguably put the game out of sight for the visiting Reds, who looked decidedly shaky at the back. Rooney was foiled by Conor Devlin however, and United seized the lifeline offered to them, Robbie Brady pulling one back before the break with a trademark freekick before Nicky Ajose, latching onto a throughball from the returning Davide Petrucci, earned his side an extremely hard-earned point with a great finish ninety seconds from time.

Match report to come..

1. Conor Devlin
2. Alberto Massacci
3. Sean McGinty
4. Michele Fornasier
5. Scott Wootton
6. Ryan Tunnicliffe
7. Larnell Cole
8. Paul Pogba
9. Nicky Ajose
10. Jesse Lingard
11. Robbie Brady (c) (14. Davide Petrucci 43)

Subs not used
12. Michael Keane
15. Luke Giverin

Ref: J W Thornhill

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8 Responses to “Wolves 2 United 2: Petrucci returns to help Reds pick up a point”

  1. Jonathan said

    I have been hearing in Italy that Petrucci was rated out there as having the genuine potential ability to be Roma’s next Totti, Nick, and that Roma were very angry about United nipping in to take him. Is this true and just how good is he?

  2. Ole said


    When is Davide Petrucci coming back?


  3. nickogs20 said

    Ha :D

    Jon – Roma were definitely angry we brought him over. He looked exceptional once he settled last season, terrific talent.

  4. Tone said

    Davide was really good when he played last season, which was very pleasing with all the hype that came with his move. His link ups with Kiko were brilliant, hopefully we’ll see that in the reserves soon, cause Kiko really needs something to kickstart him!

  5. Danny Catherall said

    Phew! How fortunate were we to get something from that game??
    Robbie Brady and Pogba stood out for me….

  6. jjain said

    now some plzz post some kind of highlights or goals….since soccerpulse have been closed no academy goals/highlights have been for me :(

  7. daddy said

    i think john cofie will be the world best footballer one day in Gods name from the way he plays he will just be too powerful for many defenders in the near future

  8. Jon said

    We missed chances, and luckily Devlin kept us in it. Hopefully we’ll hit top form soon before the FA Youth cup!

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