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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

Man Utd Man City
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.


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City 1 United 0: Reds surrender top spot with derby defeat

Posted by nickogs20 on November 6, 2009

November 3rd 2009, 7pm
Regional Athletics Arena, Manchester

Man City Man Utd
Manchester City Reserves 1-0 Manchester United Reserves
Nimely 20

As the first-team played out an entertaining and eventful Champions League clash with CSKA Moscow at Old Trafford, an altogether more dour and unmemorable encounter over the other side of Manchester saw Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s reserve side fall to a second league defeat of the season at the hands of City, ceding top spot in the northern section to Liverpool in the process.

A strong start by the hosts brought reward after 20 minutes in the form of a fine strike from their England U20 forward Alex Nimely, and in truth United were fortunate to only be the one goal behind at the break. Looking to get back on terms in the second half, their task was made all the more difficult as substitute Scott Wootton saw red just three minutes after being introduced, and while the Reds produced their best football of the game despite being a man short, they were unable to find a way back into the game.


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City 1 United 0: U18s succumb to late strike

Posted by nickogs20 on February 14, 2009

Manchester City Man Utd
Manchester City U18s 1-0 Manchester United U18s
Benali 84

In a very tense derby match at Platt Lane this morning, very little separated the two teams until City snatched a late goal to win the game and complete the double over their United counterparts. The Reds largely matched their table-topping local rivals but couldn’t find a way past Clegg in the City goal, the hosts ultimately making Paul McGuinness’ side pay with the only goal of the match from Ahmed Benali, a strike that ended United’s impressive unbeaten away record.


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United 0 City 2: Defensive lapses cost Reds dear once more

Posted by nickogs20 on December 6, 2008

Man Utd Man City
Manchester United U18s 0-2 Manchester City U18s
Ibrahim 35
Mak 39

United’s Academy side came into this morning’s derby match with their table-topping neighbours looking to bounce back from last week’s demoralising Youth Cup exit at the hands of Chelsea, but there was an unshakeable sense of deja vu at Carrington as the Reds shaded the first half only to switch off at the back and allow the Blues to score two quick goals before the interval. Goals from Abdisalam Ibrahim and Robbie Mak in the space of four minutes once again left the Reds with a mountain the climb and, despite dominating possession and having a perfectly good Ryan Tunnicliffe goal ruled out for offside, United couldn’t break down their visitors. In a game that progressively got more and more niggly, Paul McGuinness’ side were somewhat lucky to finish the game with a full compliment of players after Kiko Macheda somehow escaped a red card for an apparent headbutt.


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