MX23RW : Tuesday, February 19 01:21:31
Oct 23, 2017 at 7pm UK at ​Leigh Sports Village
Attendance: 4,557
Man Utd U23sManchester United Under-23s
1-3
Liverpool U23sLiverpool Under-23s
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
© SilverHub
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.

Share this article now:
Jurgen Klopp celebrates after the Premier League game between West Ham United and Liverpool on May 14, 2017
Read Next:
Klopp urges youngsters to keep improving
>

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City27212474205465
2Liverpool26205159154465
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs26200654252960
4Manchester UnitedMan Utd26156552351751
5Arsenal26155653371650
6Chelsea26155645291650
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves2611693433139
8Watford2610793434037
9Everton2796123639-333
10West Ham UnitedWest Ham2696113239-733
11Bournemouth26103133747-1033
12Leicester CityLeicester2695123134-332
13Crystal Palace2676132734-727
14Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2676132839-1127
15Burnley2676132947-1827
16Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2667132234-1225
17Cardiff CityCardiff2674152447-2325
18Southampton2659122844-1624
19Fulham2645172558-3317
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2625191448-3411

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account