Premier Academy League (Group C)
Lostock, 31 January 2009
BOLTON WANDERERS 0
MANCHESTER UNITED 5
Brandao (30), Curran (56), King (77, 80), Norwood (85)
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Evandro Brandao (right) put United in front with a stunning opener. Watch all the action and goals in our highlights package.
United's high-flying U18s hit five against Bolton to maintain the Reds' unbeaten start to 2009 and undefeated away record this season.
Striker Evandro Brandao put United ahead in the first half with a rising left-foot drive from 20 yards, before Chris Curran took advantage of slack Bolton marking to prod home a corner 10 minutes after the break.
Substitute forward Josh King then grabbed a quickfire double, sidefooting home his first after a strong run from Curran and then scrambling home from close range after a neat one-two between fellow replacements Ravel Morrison and Ryan Tunnicliffe. Oliver Norwood completed the rout with a superb curled effort, ensuring a result which keeps United in touch with league leaders Manchester City.
United: Devlin; Strickland (Tunnicliffe 70), Wootton, Gill, Dudgeon; Norwood, Curran, Brady, Stewart (Morrison 70); Brandao (King 46), Ajose.
Sub not used: Petrucci