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Reserves: United 0 City 2 – Title-winners’ treble dreams are dashed

Posted by nickogs20 on April 22, 2010

April 22nd 2010, 7pm
Moss Lane, Altrincham

Man Utd Man City
Manchester United Reserves 0-2 Manchester City Reserves
Mak 77
Tutte 79

United may have got one over on their local rivals in dramatic fashion at Eastlands last weekend but the noisy neighbours got a small measure of revenge at reserve level as City deservedly beat Ole Solskjaer’s second string 2-0 at Moss Lane, ending the Reds’ hopes of a treble and prying the Manchester Senior Cup from their grasp after two successive triumphs.

Fresh from winning the reserve league without even playing on Tuesday, there was an element of ‘after the lord mayor’s show’ about United as they put in perhaps their worst performance of the season, Ben Foster comfortably the Reds’ best player as he was called upon to keep the cup holders in the game on numerous occasions. His stubborn resistance was ended by a cool finish from Robbie Mak thirteen minutes from time though and the Blues immediately nipped any thoughts of a United comeback in the bud when Andrew Tutte fired home from the edge of the box two minutes later to send City through to a cup final clash with Bolton Wanderers.


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City 1 United 0: U18s succumb to late strike

Posted by nickogs20 on February 14, 2009

Manchester City Man Utd
Manchester City U18s 1-0 Manchester United U18s
Benali 84

In a very tense derby match at Platt Lane this morning, very little separated the two teams until City snatched a late goal to win the game and complete the double over their United counterparts. The Reds largely matched their table-topping local rivals but couldn’t find a way past Clegg in the City goal, the hosts ultimately making Paul McGuinness’ side pay with the only goal of the match from Ahmed Benali, a strike that ended United’s impressive unbeaten away record.


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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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