a long-range shot saved as he looked to cause problems. But it was another substitute, Jack Barmby, whose run led to United's second goal as he laid the ball into the path of Januzaj, under pressure, and the Belgian finished smartly.
Seconds later, everybody expected a goal when Wilson met a Daehli cross after some magical wing-play by the Norwegian but the ball flew just wide. It was soon 3-1, however, with Wilson unceremoniously up-ended inside the area and Januzaj casually converted the penalty with seven minutes remaining. Tyler Blackett’s late free-kick deflected wide and Barmby was unlucky not to score after a positive run but this was another excellent win for the Reds.
Joyce’s side face Kashiwa Reysol in the final Gordon Jago Super Group fixture on Wednesday and the team looks fit and raring to go.
United: Sutherland; Hendrie (Grimshaw 46), Fornasier, Blackett, James (Ioannou 77); Weir (Wilson 46), Harrop (Rothwell 46), Ekangamene, Januzaj, Daehli; van Velzen (Barmby 60).
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