October 2nd 2010, 11am
Trafford Training Centre, Carrington
|Manchester United U18s||3-2||Blackburn Rovers U18s|
|Morrison 28||–||MacLaren 4|
|Pogba 76||–||O’Connor 57|
|W.Keane 90+4 (pen)|
Will Keane’s injury time penalty grabbed United all three points against Blackburn as a terrific game at Carrington ended in dramatic and controversial fashion.
United fell behind twice to goals by Jamie MacLaren and Anthony O’Connor but fought back each time, levelling through Ravel Morrison and Paul Pogba to set up a tense finale. The Reds’ chances of securing a win looked to have disappeared after they had a clear penalty for a foul on John Cofie turned down in the final minute, but justice was done deep into time added on as Michele Fornasier’s volley was blocked by a hand and Keane stepped up to coolly send the keeper the wrong way with practically the last kick of the match.