U18s: United 1 Liverpool 2 – Reds’ run ends as Merseysiders get revenge
Posted by nickogs20 on April 6, 2011
April 4th, 1.30pm
Trafford Training Centre, Carrington
|Manchester United U18s||1-2||Liverpool U18s|
|Lawrence 32||Morgan 23|
|Massacci own goal 45|
The U18s’ eight-match unbeaten run came to an end as Liverpool gained a measure of revenge for last month’s FA Youth Cup exit with a 2-1 win at Carrington.
A makeshift United side – featuring just two of the starting eleven from that thriller at Anfield – fell behind midway through the first half to a goal from Liverpool’s top scorer Adam Morgan, and while Tom Lawrence produced a fine equaliser ten minutes later, Paul McGuinness’ side found themselves in arrears again on the stroke of half-time through an own goal by the unfortunate Alberto Massacci. The visitors were good for their lead, and while United had their chances to snatch a point in the second half, Liverpool kept them at bay to record a deserved win.
1. Conor Devlin (c)
2. Alberto Massacci
3. Luke Giverin
4. Michele Fornasier
5. Sean McGinty
6. Charni Ekangamene
7. Tom Lawrence
8. Paul Pogba (16. Kenji Gorré 68)
9. Rafael Leão (14. Will Keane 46)
10. Jack Rudge
11. James Wilson
Subs not used
12. Matthew Wilkinson
13. Joe Coll
15. Louis Rowley
Referee: P Dermott
Liverpool U18s: Stephens, Rafferty, Smith, Sama, McGiveron, Roddan, Sterling, Hajdu, Morgan, Adorjan, Ngoo.
Unused subs: Hatch, Belford, Dunn, Mukendi, Clair.