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Reserves: Oxford 1 United 2: Reds ride their luck as Ajose nicks the winner

Posted by nickogs20 on July 27, 2010

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July 27th 2010, 7.45pm
Kassam Stadium, Oxford

Oxford Man Utd
Oxford United 1-2 Manchester United XI
Constable 45 Eikrem 45, missed pen 5
Ajose 90

 
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.

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