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Oct 23, 2017 at 7pm UK at ​Leigh Sports Village
Attendance: 4,557
Man Utd U21sManchester United Under-21s
1-3
Liverpool U21sLiverpool Under-21s
Wilson (61')
FT(HT: 0-1)
Ejaria (14'), Grujic (70'), Wilson (74')

Result: Liverpool U23s pile misery onto Manchester United's Premier League 2 campaign

Result: Liverpool U23s outshine Man Utd rivals
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Liverpool Under-23s earn a comfortable 3-1 triumph over bottom-placed Manchester United Under-23s in the Premier League 2.

Manchester United Under-23s continue to struggle in the Premier League 2, having suffered a 3-1 defeat to arch rivals Liverpool Under-23s at Leigh Sports Village on Monday night.

Ricky Sbragia's side have now lost five of their eight fixtures this season, which has left them rooted to the bottom of the standings, 13 points adrift of leaders Liverpool.

There was a gulf in quality during the first half as Liverpool fielded a number of fringe players that would make the first-team squad, including Danny Ings and Ben Woodburn.

The Merseyside outfit came out firing, with Woodburn trying to make an early impact by latching on to the ball for a free header, but his attempt soared over the bar.

Ovie Ejaria put Liverpool ahead in the first quarter of an hour after holding off his marker to direct the ball at a difficult angle into the back of the net.

United took time to find their feet as they continued to give the ball away with sloppy passes in the first half. One man who did stand out, though, was Tyrell Warren, who denied Ings a goal within the first half-hour by dispossessing him.

At the other end, the Red Devils had some joy when Demetri Mitchell got on the end of the ball to unleash a shot, which trickled just wide.

At the break, United showed improvements and were largely helped by the clean tackles from Warren, who managed to keep Ings at bay once again before clearing off the line.

The Red Devils' persistence paid off when James Wilson got on the end of Joshua Bohui's ball and found an equaliser.

The revival did not last long, though, as Liverpool responded eight minutes later with a goal from Marko Grujic, who had plenty of space around him when heading home from a corner kick.

The Reds went from strength to strength as Harry Wilson gave his team a two-goal cushion by slotting the ball past the goalkeeper.

James Wilson did not give up, though, as he connected with a sharp header, but the forward's attempt was saved.

In the end, it was a comfortable win for Liverpool, who have won seven of their eight matches in the division.

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3Arsenal84311311215
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6Crystal Palace842288014
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17Southampton8215815-77
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