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U18s: United 1 Wolves 0 – Cofie sends Reds clear at the top

Posted by nickogs20 on April 10, 2010

April 10th 2010, 11am
Trafford Training Centre, Carrington

Man Utd Wolves
Manchester United U18s 1-0 Wolverhampton Wanderers U18s
Cofie 2

Early goals seem to have been the order of the day for United at all levels this past week and the U18s weren’t to be left out, John Cofie’s 2nd minute strike ultimately proving decisive as the Reds beat Wolverhampton Wanderers at Carrington.

When Cofie raced clear and coolly slotted the ball past Wolves keeper Aaron McCarey with just 64 seconds on the clock it looked like an exciting and potentially goal-laden game may be in store, but that never quite materialised. A weary-looking United, coming off five games in Italy at the Memorial Sassi tournament last week, struggled to find any sort of rhythm going forward, while a fresher Wolves outfit arguably shaded possession and territory but were frustrated by a resilient Reds rearguard. Much to the visitors’ chagrin, Paul McGuinness’ side held on to record a hard-earned 1-0 win and seize top spot in Academy League Group C.

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Full report to come…

1. Sam Johnstone
2. Michele Fornasier
3. Zeki Fryers
4. Tom Thorpe
5. Sean McGinty (12. Scott Wootton 51)
6. Paul Pogba
7. Jesse Lingard (14. Ravel Morrison 59)
8. Larnell Cole (15. Etzaz Hussain 77)
9. John Cofie
10. Will Keane
11. Nicky Ajose (c)

Subs not used
13. Conor Devlin

Ref: AD Hutchinson

One Response to “U18s: United 1 Wolves 0 – Cofie sends Reds clear at the top”

  1. D said

    On a different note, I presume the lack of Owen Hargreaves in any Reserve or 1st Team line-up signifies his injury has not cleared up and his season and potentially his career are now over?

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