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Barclays U18 Premier League
Saturday 13 October 2012

UNITED 3
(Gorre 49; Wilson 72, 75)

SPURS 1
(Onomay 15)
 

13/10/2012 12:38, Report by Steve Bibby
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U18s: United 3 Tottenham 1

Love picked out Andreas Pereira after a marauding run forward on the right hand side, finding the young Belgian unmarked in the six yard box, but a combination of McQueen and McGee somehow kept the ball out of the net. Pereira was involved again when the Reds did go ahead with 20 minutes remaining, splitting the Spurs defence with a through ball. Wilson did well to stay on his feet after being clipped by McGee, but Kane Vincent-Young couldn't stop the ball from crossing the line and United were deservedly in front.

United's lead was doubled just three minutes later, with Love bombing forward and pulling the ball back for Wilson, whose clever turn and curling left-footed strike from the edge of the box gave Luke McGee no chance in the Spurs goal.

This second goal from Wilson essentially sealed the points for the Reds with a quarter of an hour to go, but it could have got even better for United after a magnificent solo effort from Barmby. The latter hit the side netting after creating an opening for himself with a wonderful pirouette between Dombaxe and Spurs substitute Roman Michael-Percil.

Spurs clipped United's crossbar with the last kick of the game as Dombaxe's free kick beat Gollini, but the Reds were still worthy victors and now table-toppers, two points clear of second-placed Southampton.

United: Gollini, Love, Rowley, Grimshaw, Dalley, Weir, Barmby, Daehli, Wilson, A. Pereira, Gorre. Subs not used: Wilkinson, J. Pereira, Harrop, McNair.

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