Reserves: United 1 Villa 4: Brilliant Bannan ruins Bebé’s big day out
Posted by nickogs20 on September 17, 2010
September 16th 2010, 7pm
Moss Lane, Altrincham
|Manchester United Reserves||1-4||Aston Villa Reserves|
|Ajose 78||Bannan 6, 43, 90 (pen)|
The spotlight was firmly on Bebé as United got their league campaign underway, but it was Villa who took the points and their Scotland U21 midfielder Barry Bannan who grabbed the headlines as the visitors avenged their penalty shoot-out defeat in last season’s Premier Reserve League national play-off with a comprehensive 4-1 win at Moss Lane.
Bannan struck twice in the first half, a superb early free-kick and audacious 43rd minute chip sandwiching an assist for defender Ciaran Clark as the Villans took a commanding lead into the interval. United improved after the break and substitute Nick Ajose gave the Reds a glimmer of hope with just over ten minutes remaining, but Bannan secured the victory and possession of the match ball from the penalty spot after a Villa counter-attack ended with Nathan Delfouneso tumbling under Oliver Gill’s challenge.
Full report to come…
1. Sam Johnstone
2. Scott Wootton
3. Ritchie de Laet
4. Corry Evans
5. Reece Brown
6. Oliver Gill
7. Gabriel Obertan
8. Ravel Morrison (14. Nick Ajose 74)
9. Will Keane (15. Robbie Brady 46)
10. Magnus Eikrem (c)(16. John Cofie 81)
Subs not used
12. Marnick Vermijl
13. Conor Devlin
Ref: Peter Bankes
Villa: Elliot Parish; Eric Lichaj, Derrick Williams, Ciaran Clark, Shane Lowry; Jonathan Hogg, Moustapha Salifou, Isaiah Osbourne, Barry Bannan; James Collins, Nathan Delfouneso. Subs: Durrell Berry, Andy Marshall, Arsenio Halfhuid, Daniel Johnson, Daniel Devine.