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U18s: United 3 Stoke 2 – Reds roar back to claim the points

Posted by nickogs20 on January 24, 2010


January 23rd 2010, 11am
Trafford Training Centre, Carrington

Man Utd West Brom
Manchester United U18s 3-2 Stoke City U18s
Ajose 63 (pen) Nichols 14
Cofie 81 R. Brown own goal 56
Hussain 86

 
 
It wouldn’t be a Manchester United season at any level without a stirring comeback or two, and on a foggy morning at Carrington, Paul McGuinness’ U18s produced another classic against a Stoke City side who held a 2-0 lead at the hour mark and were still a goal in front as the game headed into the final ten minutes.

Andy Nichols handed the Potters an early lead during a first half that was enough to make you yearn for a wall with a fresh coat of Dulux to watch instead, and when Reece Brown put through his own net ten minutes into the second 45, the Reds looked to have a mountain to climb. The referee came to their aid with the equivalent of a chairlift halfway up Everest in the form of a very dubious penalty decision, and after Nicky Ajose converted, incessant United pressure in the final hour eventually saw the visitors crumble with the victory post in sight, John Cofie and Etzaz Hussain grabbing the goals from close-range that completed a remarkable turnaround and provided a huge injection of confidence ahead of Thursday’s much-anticipated Youth Cup clash with Blackburn.

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