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Reds Shade It

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16:50 13th January 2014

Under 21s suffer home setback.

The Wolves under 18s failed in their bid to gain revenge on Manchester United when the teams met at Compton on Saturday after the Reds had inflicted one of the worst defeats of the season on the Molineux youngsters winning 6-1 in the reverse fixture back in August. 

Though it was a lot closer this time around, United still held the upper hand coming out on top by 2-1.

Goalkeeping coach Paul Clements said: “Like in the away game, United took the lead after some poor defending after Victor Pedersen failed to deal with a long ball in the 14th minute. It left Andreas Pereira in the clear and he took full advantage rounding Harry Burgoyne and planting the ball in the net. 

“The work rate and desire of our players in the first period could not be questioned and they enjoyed a lot of ball in the United half.

“Albert Torras, playing his first game for the club after getting his international clearance, was in the thick of things and he opened up a chance for Bradley Reid but the United keeper was quickly out to block.

“But then United broke from defence and won a penalty when Ben O’Hanlon brought down one of the visiting strikers.

“Credit to our keeper, Harry Burgoyne, who saved with a strong top hand as he dived to his left to keep Wolves in the game going into the break.

“Our lads kept up the pressure after the break and got the ball in the United net on 54 minutes only for the linesman to rule that Reid was in an offside position when he scored. 

“To make matters worse, United went two up in the 71st minute. We lost possession after an attacking throw and James Wilson rounded Ashley Carter and then Burgoyne before tapping the ball home.

“Wolves pushed to get back in the game and with 10 minutes to go captain Declan Weeks started a bout of some slick one touch passing around the United box before he finished the move with a nice touch across the keeper.

“Try as they might, the lads couldn’t find the equaliser that I felt their efforts deserved. Whilst the result was disappointing, they can certainly take some credit from the game. 

“From a goalkeeping point of view I would like to wish Carl a speedy recovery, but also say a massive well done to Azza (Aaron McCarey)  who did really well in his loan spell at York has stepped in and stepped up to the plate.”

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