Manchester Senior Cup
6 February 2013
Moss Lane, Altrincham

(Cole 30,53,62,84 Lingard 40, Januzaj 68, Vermijl 82)


06/02/2013 20:54, Report by Adam Marshall
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Res: United 7 Oldham 0

United's Reserves went goal crazy at Moss Lane as Oldham were hammered 7-0 in the Manchester Senior Cup with Larnell Cole helping himself to four of them.

Perhaps taking out some of the frustration caused by so many postponements since the turn of the year, Warren Joyce's side followed up the win at Southampton on Saturday with a devastating display. Jesse Lingard, Adnan Januzaj and Marnick Vermijl joined Cole on the scoresheet to rack up a resounding win.

Vermijl almost scored early on but his fellow Belgian Januzaj showed up best in the opening exchanges with one fine pass picking out John Cofie, who could only fire wide. The deadlock was broken after half an hour when Cole shot across Luke Simpson after a scrappy passage of play ended with a one-two between the wide man and Lingard.

The lead was doubled 10 minutes later when a loose clearance fell to Lingard inside the 'D' and he lashed home superbly with his right foot. The second half became even more one-sided with Cole nudging home his second following nice work by Januzaj, Ryan Tunnicliffe and Cofie.

Cole completed his hat-trick after Frederic Veseli unselfishly squared to tee up a simple finish and Januzaj made it two in two games on a personal level by controlling a Veseli cross and belting a low shot under Simpson to make it 5-0. The Reds kept up the pressure as some trickery down the left by Gyliano van Velzen allowed Vermijl to crash home and Cole added his fourth after a superb pass by Oldham-born youngster Ben Pearson fed the rampaging right-back Veseli.

The woodwork twice denied the hosts in the dying seconds through Januzaj and Vermijl's deflected cross with Simpson somehow saving the rebound from van Velzen. 

Joyce's side have a 100 per cent record in the competition and are looking in good shape to reclaim the trophy this year.

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