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Apr 6, 2018 at 7pm UK at ​Old Trafford
Attendance: 856
Man Utd U23sManchester United Under-23s
4-0
Sunderland U23sSunderland Under-23s
Chong (23'), Dearnley (44'), Boonen (55'), Riley (60')
FT(HT: 2-0)

Result: Manchester United Under-23s thump Sunderland Under-23s

Result: Man United U23s thump Sunderland U23s
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Manchester United Under-23s boost their hopes of avoiding relegation by beating Sunderland Under-23s 4-0 in Friday night's Premier League 2 clash.

Manchester United Under-23s have given their hopes of avoiding relegation a boost by beating Sunderland Under-23s 4-0 in Friday night's Premier League 2 clash at Old Trafford.

United entered the match four points adrift of the second-from-bottom Wearsiders, and knew that a win for Sunderland on the night would see the Red Devils relegated.

United were without the services of forward Joshua Bohui due to a hamstring problem, but the home side started well, and took the lead in the 23rd minute courtesy of a smart finish from the highly-rated Netherlands youngster Tahith Chong.

Ricky Sbragia's side then doubled their lead in the 44th minute through Zak Dearnley, who made his first-team debut for the Red Devils on the final weekend of last season.

Sunderland would have been looking to gain a foothold early in the second period, but United put the match beyond them in the 55th minute when Indy Boonen found the bottom corner with a smart finish.

The home side then had their fourth on the hour when Joe Riley's left-footed effort from the edge of the box curled into the corner of the net.

The victory has moved United to within one point of 11th-placed Sunderland, and now just two points off Tottenham Hotspur Under-23s in 10th position.

MAN UNITED U23s (4-2-3-1): O'Hara; Riley, R. Williams, Borthwick-Jackson, O'Connor (Warren 71'); Redmond, Hamilton; Chong (Kehinde 67'), Gribbin, Boonen (McIntosh-Buffonge 76'); Dearnley

SUNDERLAND U23s (4-4-2): Stryjek; Gamble, Hume, Mumba, Taylor; Storey, Molyneux (Mbunga Kimpioka 46'), Embleton, Connelly (Wright 63'); Shields (Bale 69'), Diamond

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