Reserves: United 2 City 2 – More derby drama as City strike late to claim a point
Posted by nickogs20 on March 12, 2010
March 11th 2010, 7pm
Moss Lane, Altrincham
|Manchester United Reserves||2-2||Manchester City Reserves|
|R Brown 19||–||Nimely 33|
|W Keane 27||–||Tutte 90 (pen)|
It wouldn’t be a Manchester Derby this season without some late drama, but this time it was the blue side of the city who struck in the closing stages to change the result. Thankfully they chose a reserve game to make their late intervention, and United were still left with a useful point after a typically competitive clash ended 2-2 at Moss Lane.
Leading 2-0 after half an hour via Reece Brown’s free header and an impudent backheeled finish from the increasingly prolific Will Keane, the Reds were almost immediately pegged back by a goal from Alex Nimely and thereafter struggled to re-establish their early superiority. City exerted steady pressure on the United goal throughout the second half and when Brown conceded a penalty in the final minute, Andrew Tutte was able to step up and secure City a deserved share of the points from 12 yards.
Full report to follow…
Official site match report HERE
1. Ron-Robert Zieler
2. Reece Brown
3. Oliver Gill
4. Corry Evans (c)
5. Scott Wootton
6. Ritchie de Laet (14. Magnus Eikrem 75)
7. Oliver Norwood
8. Rodrigo Possebon
9. Mame Biram Diouf (15. Cameron Stewart 46)
10. Will Keane
11. Gabriel Obertan (16. Febian Brandy 66)
Subs not used
12. Scott Moffatt
13. Conor Devlin
Ref: R J West
City: Gonzales-Giraldo, Boyata, Cunningham, Tutte, Onuoha, Mee, Vidal (Mak 71), Trippier, Nimely, Guidetti (Kay 86), Poole (Chantler 80).
Unused: T Johansen (GK), Redshaw.