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Reserves: Wigan 1 United 0 – Youthful reserves lose to the Latics

Posted by nickogs20 on April 27, 2010

April 26th 2010, 7pm
Robin Park, Wigan

Wigan Man Utd
Wigan Athletic Reserves 1-0 Manchester United Reserves
Kupisz 63

After a previously unbeaten 2010, United’s Reserves followed last week’s cup exit at the hands of Manchester City with a second successive defeat, losing 1-0 to Wigan after being forced to play the second half with just ten men.

While the defeat to City came after a disappointingly lacklustre performance, a slightly makeshift United XI acquitted themselves much more respectably at Robin Park and were unfortunate to end up on the losing side after having the better of the game even after Ritchie de Laet’s red card just before half-time. The Belgian defender received his marching orders after an off the ball clash with Latics forward Tomasz Kupisz, who rubbed salt in the wound when scoring what proved to be the winner just after the hour mark, and despite hitting the woodwork twice, the recently crowned champions couldn’t quite find the goal to preserve their long unbeaten league run.


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Wigan 4 United 5: Sensational comeback sees Reds edge nine-goal thriller

Posted by nickogs20 on February 18, 2009

Wigan Athletic Man Utd
Wigan Athletic Reserves 4-5 Manchester United Reserves
Cywka 33, 54 Welbeck 11, 69
Kupisz 45 Macheda 62, 67
Holt 58 (pen) Martin 80

It’s been a relatively sedate reserve season so far – lots of tight, cagey affairs, a smattering of 0-0 draws and not too many goals. Typical then that the one time the fixture lists conspired to have the first-team in action at the same time, the attention-starved second string were taking part in a quite exhilarating clash with Wigan at Robin Park. Nine goals, eight yellow cards, one red, penalties given and not given… this one had it all, including – ultimately – an astonishing comeback that clinched a first win for the Reds in this fixture since the Latics joined the Premer League North in 2005.


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