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Ratings: Tosin Kehinde the Man of the Match in draw with Manchester City

Manchester United draw 1-1 with Manchester City at Leigh Sports Village on Saturday afternoon. James Wilson put United ahead in the 21st minute of the match and had chances to build on that lead. City equalised at the start of the second half, just after United should have gone 2-0 up, by Ethan Hamilton’s effort was ruled out for offside.

There were some controversial decisions made by the referee with a handball and penalty in the first half and possibly another sending off in the second which were not given. This was a point for United, one they needed but one which won’t change their position greatly at this stage of the season.

James Wilson put United ahead in the 21st minute of the match with a sublime finish. Minutes later, United should have had a penalty after Ethan Hamilton saw his shot forced out by the hand of Tosin Adarabioyo only for the referee to give a corner. It should have been a penalty and a red card for City though. United failed to get anything from the corner.

The first half ended with United still in command of the fixture, seeking a win which would bring them up to the mid-table zone from the bottom. Wilson and Hamilton combined at the start of the second half with United finding the back of the net through Hamilton. The goal was disallowed by the referee for offside with United still having one goal to the good.

City then equalised minutes later through Lukas Nmecha which restored the game level with City turning up in the second hard and turning the pressure on United. City seemed the team most likely to score again, but United had stopped that, thus far at least. Wilson and Hamilton had some good interplay in trying to restore the lead for United, Wilson coming closest to scoring in the 68th minute, hitting his shot wide of the target.

United tried to get something from the game but a point will have to do. Changes were made late in the second half with Indy Boonen, Josh Bohui and Callum Gribbin all coming on to replace James Wilson, Charlie Scott and Zak Dearnley – but it was not enough for United to take command of the match and all three points.

Goals: James Wilson 21′

Manchester United: O’Hara; Riley, Ercolani, Williams, Mitchell; Sang, Scott (Boonen 83′); Dearnley (Gribbin 85′), Hamilton, Kehinde; Wilson (Bohui 83′)

Substitutes Not Used: Warren, M. Johnstone

Manchester United

45 Kieran O’Hara

Had little to do in the first half, but made a save to deny City. Conceded early in the second half. Made more saves to deny City from their winner.

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Joe Riley

Helped United defensively and in attack. Did what was needed which did not bring the much-needed victory. A positive performance.

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Luca Ercolani

Booked unnecessarily for a foul he won the ball in. Did well defensively.

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Ro-Shaun Williams

Tried to help United keep a clean sheet but was unlucky for that not to take place. Did what he could do during the match.

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35 Demetri Mitchell

Got forward at times and helped defend. Might need to work much harded to get on Mourinho's radar for the first team with left-back still up for the taking.

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Thomas Sang

Played well with Scott in the heart of midfield. Tried to shield his defensive teammates.

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Charlie Scott

Did what was needed and tried to do more. Played well with Sang in midfield and got forward at times. Replaced with seven minutes left.

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Zachary Dearnley

Played well until he was replaced by Gribbin five minutes from time. Got forward and helped create chances. Played well on the right.

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Ethan Hamilton

Should have won a penalty after his shot on goal, which could have doubled United's lead, was touched by a hand but only a corner given. Scored at the start of the second half, but it was disallowed for offside.

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Tosin Kehinde

Had one of his best matches to date. Creativity was good, running was quick and really helped his team get involved and take the challenge to City. His cutting in and dribbling was sublime. Man of the Match for me.

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James Wilson

Scored a decent goal in the 21st minute to put United ahead. Had opportunities to score again, failing to. Played well throughout the match. Replaced seven minutes from time.

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Substitutes

Indy Boonen

Replaced Scott. Got involved in the match ut perhaps too late to help United push for that victory.

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Joshua Bohui

Replaced Wilson. Had the chance to find the winner for United in the final few minutes of added time. Broke forward with a throughball and tried to set up his teammate but the City goalkeeper won the ball.

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Callum Gribbin

Replaced Dearnley. Had a five minute plus stoppage time cameo. Not enough time to influence the game.

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