Reserves: Oxford 1 United 2: Reds ride their luck as Ajose nicks the winner
Posted by nickogs20 on July 27, 2010
July 27th 2010, 7.45pm
Kassam Stadium, Oxford
|Oxford United||1-2||Manchester United XI|
|Constable 45||–||Eikrem 45, missed pen 5|
United’s Reserves got their pre-season campaign back on track with a late late victory over Oxford United at the Kassam Stadium.
After spurning an early chance to take the lead when Magnus Eikrem saw his penalty saved, the Reds seemed to have snatched a half-time advantage when the Norwegian made amends by curling home a free-kick a minute before the break, only for the hosts to respond immediately through James Constable. Oxford had the better of an extremely competitive second half and looked the more likely winners but, with time almost up, Nicky Ajose popped up at the far post to volley home and clinch a dramatic win in textbook United fashion.
Full report to come…
1. Sam Johnstone
2. Scott Wootton
3. Zeki Fryers (15. Cameron Stewart 46)
4. James Chester
5. Oliver Gill
6. Rodrigo Possebon
7. Nicky Ajose
8. Ravel Morrison (18. Ryan Tunnicliffe 84)
9. Joshua King (14. Oliver Norwood 68)
10. Magnus Eikrem (c)(17. Jesse Lingard 78)
11. Robbie Brady (12. Joe Dudgeon 46)
Subs Not Used
13. Conor Devlin
16. Craig Cathcart
Oxford: Clarke, Batt, Tonkin, Bulman, Creighton, Worley, Heslop, Hall, Constable (Woodley 90), Midson (Deering 86), Green (Potter 86).
Subs not used: Franks, Kinniburgh, Cole, Eastwood.
Referee: J Busby