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City 1 United 0: Reds surrender top spot with derby defeat

Posted by nickogs20 on November 6, 2009

November 3rd 2009, 7pm
Regional Athletics Arena, Manchester

Man City Man Utd
Manchester City Reserves 1-0 Manchester United Reserves
Nimely 20

As the first-team played out an entertaining and eventful Champions League clash with CSKA Moscow at Old Trafford, an altogether more dour and unmemorable encounter over the other side of Manchester saw Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s reserve side fall to a second league defeat of the season at the hands of City, ceding top spot in the northern section to Liverpool in the process.

A strong start by the hosts brought reward after 20 minutes in the form of a fine strike from their England U20 forward Alex Nimely, and in truth United were fortunate to only be the one goal behind at the break. Looking to get back on terms in the second half, their task was made all the more difficult as substitute Scott Wootton saw red just three minutes after being introduced, and while the Reds produced their best football of the game despite being a man short, they were unable to find a way back into the game.

Match report to come…

1. Ron-Robert Zieler
2. Ritchie de Laet
3. Joe Dudgeon (16. Febian Brandy 61)
4. Corry Evans (c)
5. Oliver Gill (12. Scott Wootton 54)
6. Matt James
7. Cameron Stewart
8. Oliver Norwood (14. Ryan Tunnicliffe 67)
9. Joshua King
10. Magnus Eikrem
11. Zoran Tošić

Subs not used
13. Conor Devlin
15. Nicky Ajose

Booked: Gill

Sent Off: Wootton

Ref: ?

Attendance: 360

Man City: Nielsen, Trippier, Cunningham, Boyata, Mee, Tutte (Kay 86), Mak, Marshall, Poole, Nimely (Guidetti 81), McDermott (Ibrahim 46).
Unused: T Johansen, Moore

3 Responses to “City 1 United 0: Reds surrender top spot with derby defeat”

  1. Max19 said

    Tunnicliffe’s first reserve appearence? how’d he do? I’m a fan of him, think he can become a good player

  2. bobbygee said

    Not a good loss. But at least the young cats are still in the running.This will keep the guys sharp.

  3. Tone said

    The young cats? Who are we, Sunderland?!

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