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Reserves: United 1 Villa 4: Brilliant Bannan ruins Bebé’s big day out

Posted by nickogs20 on September 17, 2010


September 16th 2010, 7pm
Moss Lane, Altrincham

Man Utd Villa
Manchester United Reserves 1-4 Aston Villa Reserves
Ajose 78 Bannan 6, 43, 90 (pen)
Clark 37

 
The spotlight was firmly on Bebé as United got their league campaign underway, but it was Villa who took the points and their Scotland U21 midfielder Barry Bannan who grabbed the headlines as the visitors avenged their penalty shoot-out defeat in last season’s Premier Reserve League national play-off with a comprehensive 4-1 win at Moss Lane.

Bannan struck twice in the first half, a superb early free-kick and audacious 43rd minute chip sandwiching an assist for defender Ciaran Clark as the Villans took a commanding lead into the interval. United improved after the break and substitute Nick Ajose gave the Reds a glimmer of hope with just over ten minutes remaining, but Bannan secured the victory and possession of the match ball from the penalty spot after a Villa counter-attack ended with Nathan Delfouneso tumbling under Oliver Gill’s challenge.

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United’s Young Lions look for a Euro double

Posted by nickogs20 on July 18, 2010

Hot on the heels of a United triumvirate playing their part in England’s success at the UEFA U17 European Championships, Matt James and Reece Brown will be attempting to emulate that achievement when the U19 version of the tournament gets underway later today.

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United and Villa face off for national crown

Posted by nickogs20 on May 2, 2010

While it looks unlikely that the Premier League trophy will be paraded around Old Trafford next weekend, United do have the chance to clinch one national title inside the famous old stadium tomorrow as the Reds meet Aston Villa in a Bank Holiday Monday clash to decide the Barclays Premier Reserve League champions.

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Heartbreak for Reds trio as England come up just short

Posted by nickogs20 on August 3, 2009

Just as it was for the now departed Fraizer Campbell earlier in the summer, it was a case of so near and yet so far for United’s England U19 trio Danny Welbeck, Danny Drinkwater and Matt James yesterday after the Young Lions fell at the final hurdle of the UEFA U19 European Championships to the hosts Ukraine.

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Quartet get the call as England prepare for Euro U19 finals

Posted by nickogs20 on June 27, 2009

As England get set for a European final against Germany at Under-21 level, Brian Eastick’s Under-19’s are preparing to launch their own bid to become age group champions of the continent in Ukraine next month. Four United youngsters will be part of the squad, with Eastick today selecting Ben Amos, Danny Drinkwater, Matt James and Danny Welbeck in his 18-man travelling party.

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Midfield duo help England to Euro U19 finals

Posted by nickogs20 on June 4, 2009

United midfielders Matt James and Danny Drinkwater have played key roles as England’s U19 side secured qualification for the summer’s U19 European Championships with three wins from three in their Elite Qualifying Round this past week.

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