THE ACADEMY

Premier Academy League
Carrington, Saturday 25 April

MANCHESTER UNITED 4
Norwood 3, King 47, Eikrem 76, Wootton 84

NEWCASTLE UNITED 2
Adjei 19, Inman 42

Highlights: See the best action from Carrington

25/04/2009 14:56, Report by Gemma Thompson
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U18s: United 4 Newcastle 2

United's U18s hit four for the second consecutive week as Paul McGuinness' side ran out 4-2 winners against Newcastle, in a highly entertaining spectacle that saw the Reds come from behind for an impressive win.

Oliver Norwood got the Reds off to the perfect start with glorious effort after just three minutes. Picking up the ball on the right, the Reds skipper spotted Newcastle keeper Ole Sodeberg a couple of inches off his line and curled an audacious shot, from a near impossible angle, in off the far post.

United continued to press, but the visitors drew level on 19 minutes. After some neat build-up play, the ball came to the feet of the impressive Sam Adjei on the left side of the box and he calmly sidefooted past Ben Amos. The Magpies went 2-1 up three minutes before the break. A free-kick upfield was flicked on by Adjei into the path of Brad Inman, who slotted past Amos.

Parity was restored 80 seconds after the restart when substitute Joshua King met Cameron Stewart's low cross from the right and fired home from close range, albeit via a wicked deflection. It was the second time in as many games that King had found the net after coming off the bench. He was unlucky not to bag a second when he rattled a post from a tight angle and he had what looked like a

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