THE ACADEMY

Barclays Under-18 Premier League

LEICESTER CITY 1
(Downes 35)

MANCHESTER UNITED 2
(Fletcher 56, Mitchell 63)

14/09/2013 13:40, Report by Mike Shaw

U18: Leicester 1 Utd 2

United's Under-18s made it five wins on the trot with a 2-1 away triumph at Leicester City.

The Reds had to come from behind in the second half but goals by Ashley Fletcher and Demetri Mitchell earned the three points.

Despite having the better of the early exchanges, with Ruairi Croskery twice going close, the hosts scored on the break when Luke Downes took the chance superbly.

An equaliser arrived after the break when Josh Harrop's free-kick was blocked for a corner and, following a scramble, Fletcher claimed the last touch. United grew in confidence after the goal and Mitchell scored with a strike worthy of winning any game when despatching a brilliant left-footed volley past Liam Sharpe from Callum Evans' deep cross.

Although Paul McGuinness' side had to survive some late pressure, with Joel Castro Pereira denying Downes, Devonte Redmond could have wrapped things up but Sharpe saved well.

 

United: J.Pereira; Evans, McConnell, Borthwick-Jackson, Barber; Riley, Harrop (Thompson 74), Willock, Mitchell; Fletcher, Croskery (Redmond 74). Subs not used: Henderson, Reid, Kehinde.

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