UNDER-21S

Barclays U-21 Premier League
Monday 5 November
Moss Lane, Altrincham

MANCHESTER UNITED 1
(Powell 44)

STOKE CITY 1
(Alabi 5)

05/11/2012 20:49, Report by Adam Marshall
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U21s: United 1 Stoke 1

Lone striker Federico Macheda struggled to spring the offside trap all night and, when he did break clear, the leading scorer tumbled after a shove by Ben Heneghan with Kimura opting not to point to the spot. Finally building some pressure, Powell screwed another long-range attempt wide and Adnan Januzaj was close with an instinctive effort after a Larnell Cole shot rebounded back to him.

Although City substitute Jordan Richardson hammered a drive wide, United continued to press but the classy Powell could not divert his header on goal after rising well to meet a Januzaj corner. The closing stages were rather scrappy and there could be few complaints about the stalemate.

United: Johnstone; Vermijl, Wootton, Fornasier, McGinty; Cole, Thorpe, Tunnicliffe, Powell, Januzaj; Macheda. Subs not used: Veseli, Sutherland, Lawrence, James, Ekangamene.

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