#under19s: Man Utd beat Cruzeiro 2-0 in opening Otten Cup 2017 match

Man Utd U19 2-0 Cruzeiro U19

Scorer(s): Nishan Burkart 38′, Lee O’Connor 60′

Man Utd XI (3-5-2): Moutha-Sebtaoui; Ercolani, Spratt (Laird 47′), Dunne, O’Connor, Williams; Garner, Levitt, Burkart (Bughail-Mellor 45′), Barlow, Greenwood.

Man United won their opening game of Otten Cup 2017 in Eindhoven thanks to second-half goals from Nishan Burkart and Lee O’Connor.

Cruzeiro dominated early on but by half-time, United were on top. The Reds came out in a similar style after the break, forcing Gabriel Nascimento Resende Brazão into two good saves.

That was before Nishan Burkart scored the opening goal of the game, finishing well after a Brandon Williams through ball.

Cruzeiro took some time to respond. João Diogo Jennings missed two late chances for the Brazilians.

With normal time almost up, Edu was sent off for Cruzeiro, pulling Aidan Barlow’s shirt as he was through on goal.

Lee O’Connor put the game beyond any lingering doubt with a fantastic solo goal in the final minute of time, dribbling through player after player before finishing.

United now prepare to face Borussia Mönchengladbach and Internazionale on Saturday.

 

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