closing stages. Indeed, they went close with Harrison Reed dragging a shot wide at the near post.
Yet United held out with some resolute defending as Tom Thorpe made some well-timed interceptions and clearances.
United: Johnstone; Love, Blackett, Thorpe, James; Cole, Ekangamene, Petrucci, Lingard; W.Keane (Rothwell 88), Macheda. Subs not used: Gollini, Pearson, Grimshaw, Weir.