Bolton Wanderers v United U21s

Tuesday 26 September 2023 21:45

Manchester United Under-21s were beaten 8-1 by Bolton Wanderers in their second EFL Trophy Group E contest of the season.

The hosts' took the lead after twenty minutes played as Josh Sheehan found both time and space to fire a low cross into the area, with Dan Nlundulu sweeping home the game's opener.

Sheehan himself made it two shortly after, before grabbing his second goal and Wanderers third with a curling effort from just outside of the penalty area.

Gethin Jones added a fourth just before the interval, after a cut-back from Aaron Morley allowed the Bolton skipper to further extend his side's tally.
James Scanlon battles for possession during the first half.
Jones then turned provider just after the interval, setting up Nlundulu to make it 5-0 as he grabbed his second goal of the evening.

Ian Evatt's side extended their advantage through Jon Dadi Bodvarsson with just over an hour played, before Omari Forson grabbed a goal back for United after a give-and-go with Ethan Williams.

Substitutes Nelson Khumbeni and Luke Matheson both got in on the act inside the final fifteen minutes, completing the scoring for the home side.

Vitek; Kambwala, Aljofree, Bennett (Murray, 46), Forson; Oyedele, Shoretire; Mejia (Nolan, 46), Scanlon (Wheatley, 64), Williams (McAllister, 78); Hugill.

Subs not used: Harrison, Kingdon.

Goals: Forson | N'lundulu (2), Sheehan (2), Jones, Bodvarsson, Khumbeni, Matheson.