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Post Sticky: Man United U-23 Matches 2019/20



UNITED UNDER-23S MAINTAIN A PERFECT START

Manchester United’s Under-23s continued our encouraging start to the season with a hard-earned 2-0 win over Reading at Leigh Sports Village Stadium on Friday evening.

D’Mani Mellor scored the first goal early on and James Garner clinched the points close to the end to give us our third win on the bounce in all competitions.

It was more than a trifle premature to describe this match as a top-of-the-table clash, but with United defeating West Bromwich Albion 5-0 and Reading netting half-a-dozen goals without reply against Newcastle United in the opening fixtures, it was certainly a meeting of the first-day pacesetters in Premier League 2 Division 2.

Leaden skies provided the backdrop for this game and the prediction of rain in the area proved to be extremely accurate, but that did nothing to dampen the fans’ enthusiasm with a good number inside Leigh Sports Village in time for kick-off.

United were looking to extend the winning start to the season to three matches, having launched the campaign with a 2-0 away win over Rotherham United in the Leasing.com Trophy.

And that mission was given an early boost when, after a brief spell of pressure, Mellor found a route into Jokull Andresson’s net; our no.9 drilled home an accurate finish to give the Reds a 12th-minute lead.

A good representation from the club's wider coaching staff were watching from the stands and they were no doubt well pleased with the positive way Neil Wood’s lads were approaching the game.

Reading weren’t short of attacking ideas either, getting forward whenever they could, but United goalkeeper Matej Kovar and his defence were doing sterling work in keeping to a minimum the visitors’ scoring opportunities.

Jordan Holsgrove had possibly the best chance to put his side on level terms, when Reading were awarded a free-kick on the edge of the Reds' area but Kovar comfortably plucked the ball out of the air.

We were forced into making a change to our personnel in the 36th minute, when Luca Ercolani replaced Ethan Laird after the injured defender had been helped to leave the field.

It had been something of a bruising first half with several of our players, including Largie Ramazani, Arnau Puigmal and, of course, Laird requiring a visit from physiotherapist Tom Hughes.

Reading opened the second half with wind in their sails and our defence were forced to batten down the hatches as the Royals pressed for an equaliser.

At the other end, United went close to extending our lead when Brandon Williams’ cross found Di’Shon Bernard unmarked but the central defender was narrowly unable to convert the chance.

As the game approached its final stages, the balance of play was pretty well even with ‘keepers Kovar and Andresson both being kept busy.

Then, with thirteen minutes left on the clock, United doubled the advantage with a great finish from midfielder James Garner, his third goal in two league games.

By any standards, three straight wins and a trio of clean sheets represents a good start to the season.

United: Kovar, Laird (Ercolani 36), O’Connor, Bernard, Williams; Levitt, Galbraith, Garner; Puigmal, Mellor, Ramazani.

Substitutes not used: Fojticek, Traore, McGhee, Elanga.

Scorers: Mellor 12, Garner 77.

Attendance: 1,586.

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UNITED UNDER-23S TRIUMPH AGAIN ON TYNESIDE

Manchester United Under-23s’ storming start to the season was extended on Friday night, courtesy of an impressive victory over Newcastle United in front of 904 spectators at St James’ Park.

We have now won our opening four games at this level, but it wasn’t just the two goals from Tahith Chong and one each from Largie Ramazani and James Garner that caught the eye; it was also the style and commitment that ran like a thread through the entire team.

There can be little doubt that the future looks encouraging and that if this admittedly early form is maintained, we will be in with a terrific chance of gaining promotion back to the top division of Premier League 2 in the months ahead.

In keeping with all home fixtures at Gallowgate, the teams emerged from the tunnel to the rousing strains of Dire Straits’ ‘Going Home’ from the film Local Hero, a tune composed by celebrity Magpies fan Mark Knopfler, who was born in Glasgow but raised on Tyneside.

St James’ Park is without question one of football’s great arenas and even with the vast stands sparsely populated it is still marvellously atmospheric and it provided a wonderful experience for the players of both teams.

Last season’s corresponding fixtures between these two sides produced ten goals and a couple of remarkable results. The Magpies took the points with a 4-1 win at Leigh before the Reds gained more than adequate revenge later in the campaign, winning 5-0 at St James’ Park.

Neil Wood’s team started this game on the back of three straight wins in Premier League 2 and the Leasing.com Trophy, scoring nine goals without reply.

Newcastle, by stark contrast, had failed to win either of their opening two league matches against Reading and West Ham United, losing 6-0 and 2-1 respectively.

And that was reflected, to some degree, straight from the kick-off as the Reds took the game to the hosts.

Garner blazed an early shot over the bar while Chong threatened to open his under-23 scoring account for the season.

Dylan Levitt, who scored our final goal in the 5-0 rout over West Bromwich Albion two weeks ago, tried without success to find the back of Jake Turner’s net.

Newcastle gradually gained a foothold in the game but their improvement was halted in the 38th minute when Brandon Williams and D’Mani Mellor combined to tee up Chong who rifled home a left-foot shot.

The Reds taking the lead didn’t really come as a shock, but few would have predicted that within two minutes we would have doubled the lead.

The home side hadn’t really had time to regroup after conceding the first goal when Ramazani weaved his way past the Magpies’ defence, after taking a pass from Levitt, before firing past ‘keeper Turner.

The visitors began to pile up the chances, with Turner’s fine save thwarting Garner and Williams narrowly missing the target in the very next minute.

The Reds were now looking supremely confident and it was only a matter of time before the score was added to and sure enough, on the hour, Chong received a pass from Williams before lashing home his second goal of the evening.

Garner rounded off the scoring and a highly commendable night for his side when he cracked the ball home from the edge of the area with six minutes remaining.

MATCH DETAILS

United:
Kovář, O’Connor, Ercolani (Traore 65), Mengi, Williams; Garner, Galbraith (Puigmal 65), Levitt; Ramazani (Elanga 76), Mellor, Chong.

Substitutes not used: Woolston, McGhee.

Scorers: Chong 38, 60; Ramazani 40, Garner 84.

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RAMAZANI EXTENDS UNBEATEN UNDER-23S START

United’s Under-23 looked destined to be defeated for the first time in Premier League 2 at Old Trafford on Friday evening, but a late goal from Largie Ramazani salvaged a point against West Ham in the nick of time.

The draw meant that Neil Wood’s team remain at the top of the table, but we were forced to battle all the way against an accomplished Hammers side.

Angel Gomes gave United the lead, but goals from Nathan Holland and Anthony Scully turned the game in favour of the visitors until Ramazani’s rescue act in the last minute.

Both teams approached this fixture with virtually unblemished records from their opening three outings.

Three wins on the bounce for United and West Ham saw them making the early running with the Reds holding top spot purely by possessing a superior goal difference.

Second-team fixtures are rarely staged at Old Trafford these days so it ranks as a special occasion for the players, as a taster for what might become a regular occurrence at some point in the near future.

It also provides a great opportunity for families with young children to come along and sample the matchday experience in relaxed surroundings.

There were plenty of youngsters in the crowd for this game, and it was not too long before they had a reason to cheer.

Winning games breeds confidence and self-belief, which both teams were soon exhibiting in a lively opening to the game.

It has to be said that the Reds made more of their chances in front of goal, with Anthony Elanga, Aliou Traore, Angel Gomes and Largie Ramazani all hitting fierce drives that were either fielded by Hammers ‘keeper Joseph Anang or squirmed the wrong side of the frame.

United were certainly in a threatening mood and, in the 19th minute, skipper Gomes finally got his calculations right with an angled drive that was well out of Anang’s reach.

It was the team’s 12th league goal of the season without reply to further underline the positive start to the campaign.

United were deserving of taking the lead but West Ham, as they have already shown this season, are no soft touch and their gradual improvement bore fruit just before half-time when Dan Kemp found team-mate Nathan Holland on the edge of United’s area, and he wasted no time in firing a low shot through a forest of United defenders.

The equaliser really gave the visitors a boost and they could easily have gone in at the break leading after going very close to scoring again with their very next attack.

And they carried that momentum over to the second half, embarking on a series of forays into United territory that saw them go close to taking the lead more than once.

The Hammers were definitely enjoying the better of proceedings, and that was confirmed with eight minutes remaining on the clock when Ben Johnson’s cross found Anthony Scully at the far post, who was charged with the simple task of tapping the ball into Paul Woolston’s net.

But there was a further twist in the tale still to come. United responded strongly, as if affronted by the very idea of defeat, and drew their reward in the penultimate minute of normal time.

An incisive pass from Galbraith in midfield found McGhee, who worked the ball wide towards Traore on the right. The French youth international slipped in overlapping full-back Lee O’Connor, who picked out Ramazani in the centre of the penalty area.

The forward stooped and anchored a well-directed header to the right of the despairing Anang, sparking joy among the healthy Old Trafford crowd and extending United's unbeaten start to the season to five matches.

United: Woolston, O’Connor, Mengi, Ercolani, Williams; Gomes (McGhee 80), Galbraith, Levitt, Ramazani, Elanga, Traore.

Substitutes not used:
Devine, Fojticek, Hoogewerf, McCann.

Scorers: Gomes 19, Ramazani 89.

Attendance: 4,528

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UNITED'S UNDER-23S WIN AFTER DRAMATIC FINALE

Manchester United's Under-23s secured the three points against Fulham at Leigh Sports Village, thanks to Dylan Levitt scoring the only goal of the game in the 85th minute, and Matej Kovar saving a penalty in stoppage time.

Both teams finished with 10 men as the two captains - Jaydn Mundle-Smith and Brandon Williams were sent off in the second half. Levitt broke the deadlock but a debatable spot-kick handed Timmy Abraham the chance to level the scores at the death. However, Kovar was the hero with a super stop.

Will Fish made his Under-23s bow at the heart of the defence and both he and Teden Mengi impressed from the outset, with some powerful challenges in front of Patrice Evra in the crowd.

James Garner, who has been in excellent form this term but missed out on the Premier League 2 Player of the Month award to Chelsea's Billy Gilmour, clipped an effort over the top but may have held his breath when the ball deflected off him at the other end and drifted narrowly wide of Kovar's left-hand post for a corner.

Anthony Elanga switched flanks to cut in dangerously from the right but ended up being crowded out at the crucial moment, with his shot blocked well. Williams raced onto an Elanga pass but could not pick Garner out in the middle, but the Cottagers also remained a threat with Mengi making a vital interception to deny Sonny Hilton.

United looked certain to score just past the half-hour mark but spurned two glorious chances. Firstly, Elanga was left clean through and went past keeper Luca Ashby-Hammond but ended up firing over the top when off balance. Seconds later, Williams drove through again from right-back but fired his effort just the wrong side of the far post as things opened up for him.

Hilton swept wide from a Ryan De Havilland pass at the other end but the Reds finished the half stronger. Ethan Galbraith's venomous drive brought the best out of Ashby-Hammond and the highly rated keeper also held on to a Levitt strike in stoppage time.

Jayden Harris's shot took a double deflection before going out for a goal kick and Kovar had to go down to clutch a Martell Taylor-Crossdale attempt as the Londoners looked for the breakthrough.

A flare-up between Williams and Taylor-Crossdale, off the ball, showed the increasing intensity of the occasion as both teams upped the tempo. Largie Ramazani drifted a shot wide and Garner dragged off target from outside the box as the Reds began to make progress again in the opposing half.

Dion McGhee, playing at left-back, was unable to shake off an injury with Mark Helm on for his debut at this level.

Seconds after Harris was inches away from opening the scoring with a near-post effort, the visitors were reduced to 10 men in the 64th minute, when Mundle-Smith launched into a reckless tackle on Ramazani and was shown a red card.

After the sending off, United completely dominated and kept trying to find a way through the massed ranks in Fulham's defence.

Substitute Helm and Levitt were thwarted by Ashby-Hammond and Ramazani lashed over the top when Williams released D'Mani Mellor into the channel with a fine pass. Williams then had a penalty shout that was turned down when he charged into the area.

With time running out, Helm arrived late in the box but was unable to apply the finishing touch. From the next attack, Ramazani dribbled past a couple of defenders and teed up Levitt for a relaxed, rolled finish into the bottom corner of the net with five minutes remaining.

Garner could have made the points safe a couple of minutes later but was unable to convert the rebound when Levitt's shot was pushed out by Ashby-Hammond. Instead, Williams received a second yellow card for a trip and the visitors managed to earn a dubious penalty when Abraham, brother of Chelsea's Tammy, went down under minimal pressure from Elanga. Abraham stepped up to take responsibility himself but Kovar dived to his left to save and Garner cleared the loose ball.

The hard-fought victory keeps Neil Wood's team top of the Premier League 2 Division 2 table, with 13 points from our first five matches.

United: Kovar; Williams (c), Mengi, Fish, McGhee (Helm 62); Garner, Levitt; Ramazani, Galbraith, Elanga; Mellor. Substitutes: Woolston, Hockenhull, Wellens, Hoogewerf.

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UNDER-23S GET BACK TO WINNING WAYS

Manchester United's Under-23s got back to winning ways with a 2-0 home victory over Norwich City at Leigh Sports Village.

After Monday's 4-1 defeat to Aston Villa, a first loss of the campaign, there were still a number of younger faces in the side but Lee Grant kept goal for his first appearance of 2019/20. Di'Shon Bernard was cleared to play after his early red card against the Midlanders was overturned.

James Garner and Largie Ramazani, from the penalty spot, scored their fifth goals of the term in a commanding display by the Reds, who also hit the woodwork and had a goal harshly disallowed.

Grant was soon into action, making a fine catch from a corner, as the Canaries started on the front foot, with their high-tempo pressing unsettling Neil Wood's side. Rob Nizet was a threat from left-back for a team with real height in its ranks but United gradually began to apply pressure, with Louis Lomas forced to make a good interception to thwart one promising move and Arnau Puignmal whipping a free-kick wide after Ramazani was chopped down by Akin Famewo.

Gassan Ahadme was almost in the clear for the visitors, only for Teden Mengi to recover and display his defensive prowess, while Nizet dragged wastefully wide on the half-hour mark after cutting inside right-back Puigmal. Although Isak Thorvaldsson forced a save out of Grant, most of the chances then started falling the Reds' way as the half wore on.

Aliou Traore's neat footwork led to a shot from an improbable angle by the Frenchman that hit a combination of post and keeper Archie Mair and bounced out for a corner. Ramazani then fired straight at Mair when Dion McGhee headed the ball into his path after Garner's free-kick struck the wall.

The pressure told, though, when Anthony Elanga burst down the left and fed full-back Reece Devine, who cut it back accurately for Garner to calmly pass the ball home in style.

The lead looked to have been doubled on the stroke of half-time but Ramazani's tap-in was ruled out, presumably for a foul by Bernard on Mair as the pair simply collided when trying to get to a McGhee free-kick from the right.

United were indebted to Grant in the opening minute of the second half after a mistake by Mengi led to the ball being worked to Ahadme, and the striker felt his shot was on its way in, until the 36-year-old keeper thrust out a hand to brilliantly tip it around the post.

The Canaries had their tails up with Josh Martin's belting drive skimming Grant's left-hand upright, but the home side dug in and replied with efforts from Garner, ambitiously from inside the centre-circle when spotting Mair off his line, and Ramazani, who got a stinging shot on target following a brilliant break forward by Traore.

With an hour gone, Ahadme's exquisite touch allowed him to move past Garner but his attempt squirted off Mengi and harmlessly drifted through to Grant. Tom Scully then crashed a decent free-kick wide with Grant flying across his goal.

Substitute Mark Helm fed Elanga in the 67th minute and the left-winger accelerated past two defenders to draw a foul out of Jordan Thomas. Ramazani took the responsibility and sent Mair the wrong way from the spot, before celebrating acrobatically.

Elanga continued to give his marker Thomas a difficult time but one rampaging solo run unfortunately ended with a finish that was comfortably held by Mair. The keeper was more severely tested by a bobbling drive from Traore, that he pushed away, and the former Aberdeen stopper also beat out a powerful shot by Ramazani.

Thomas was guilty of a crude foul on Elanga that earned a yellow card in the dying seconds after the wide man showed off his pace again but he was able to continue.

So it was a case of three points, a clean sheet and United replacing West Ham at the top of the Premier League 2 Division 2 table on a good night's work in Leigh.

United: Grant; Puigmal, Mengi, Bernard, Devine; Garner, Traore; McGhee (Helm 64), Galbraith, Elanga; Ramazani.

Substitutes not used: Kovar, Fish, Wellens, Hoogewerf.

Scorers: Garner 41, Ramazani 68 (pen).

NEXT UP

Neil Wood's squad have a Leasing.com Trophy fixture, against Lincoln City's senior side at Sincil Bank, on Tuesday night with a 19:45 BST kick-off. The action is live on MUTV.
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