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United 3 City 0: Keane treble ends Reds’ mini-derby hoodoo

Posted by nickogs20 on October 17, 2009

October 17th 2009, 11am
Trafford Training Centre, Carrington

Man Utd Man City
Manchester United U18s 3-0 Manchester City U18s
W Keane 4, 27, 42

After four successive defeats to their cross-city rivals and three games without a win in the Academy League this season, United put a convincing end to both of those unwanted sequences at Carrington this morning with a 3-0 win over City, all the damage being done by the left foot of Will Keane, who made it four goals in two games with a clinical first-half hattrick.

After a frustrating start to the season in front of goal, Keane grabbed United’s consolation in injury time at Crewe last week and that seems to have got him up and running. The Stockport-born forward gave the Reds the lead inside four minutes, tucking home a loose ball in predatory fashion, before repeating the trick just before the half-hour mark, both times via unknowing assists from Ryan Tunnicliffe. Some fine work from Robbie Brady on the left and a crisp volleyed finish gave the 16 year-old and his side a decisive third goal just before the break, and Paul McGuinness’ side cruised through the second half largely untroubled to record a welcome derby victory.


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