Manchester United drew 2-2 with Manchester City today in a nervy encounter. United only had one important player absence today, Belgian starlet Indy Boonen who was injured. As the game went under way, it was City that threatened United first while the young Reds dominated afterward. Constantly going up front, neither of United skippers couldn’t score as Bohui missed two good chances and so did Tahith Chong. Both teams worked very hard defensively and a late minute goal that gave United the lead in the first half was a warning that a thrilling second half was expecting us.
We weren’t disappointed as after a beautiful attack that saw Bohui going down after a challenge on him, United were awarded a penalty. However, Gribbin couldn’t score as his shot went over the bar. A real shame as things may be different if the man in form at United youngsters would have scored. There wasn’t even time to be upset about that missed opportunity as City leveled with Diaz who himself escaped the coverage of the United defence. It was United who responded next with Bohui crossing to Buffonge and DJ didn’t think it twice and put the ball in the net. When United finally thought that they had won this, Foden scored as Lee O’Connor couldn’t mark with him being injured obligating McKenna to substitute him right away. 2-2 but City wanted to get the winner. Anyway, Sebtaoui denied Nmecha once again to score a late winner.
Another great performance by the young lads who are in the chase of the first place. Can they make it? The chances are good as besides this, the U18s don’t have any tougher fixtures that could ruin that chase for the first place in the Premier League U18.