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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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Youth Cup Preview: The big stage awaits as U18s take on Chelsea

Posted by nickogs20 on November 27, 2008

ChelseaThe biggest night so far in the careers of most of this current crop of United academy starlets beckons as they meet Chelsea at Old Trafford this evening with a place in the fourth round of the FA Youth Cup at stake.


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