Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Williams' Early Goal Enough to Gun Down Arsenal ; United U-23 1 ARSENAL U-23 0

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Williams' Early Goal Enough to Gun Down Arsenal ; United U-23 1 ARSENAL U-23 0

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UNITED under-23s ground out an impressive win over Arsenal thanks to an early goal from Ro'Shaun Williams.

There was a late change in United's line-up after Scott McTominay pulled up in the warm-up and was replaced by Demetri Mitchell.

But it appeared to have little effect and they took the lead in the eighth minute.

Joshua Harrop's corner was inadvertently flicked on by an Arsenal head allowing Williams to nod home unmarked at the far post.

Though Arsenal dominated much of the possession, United defended resolutely.

Warren Joyce's side kept their shape well and pressed Arsenal high up the pitch, harrying the visitors.

The home side had an opportunity to double their lead but Arsenal keeper Hugo Keto stood firm to deny Matthew Olosunde's shot.

In the second half, first Harrop then Devonte Freedman forced decent saves from Keto in the Arsenal goal. …

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