Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Young Reds Rescue Derby Point

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Young Reds Rescue Derby Point

Article excerpt

UNITED Under-23s kept their slim survival hopes alive with a battling point against City.

Six days after Jose Mourinho's men stunned the Etihad with a comeback victory, the young Reds came away from the Academy Stadium down the road with a point thanks to an Indy Boonen header.

There were cheers before kick-off last night as Benjamin Mendy was announced in the starting line-up - his first appearance since September - and Lorenzo Gonzalez soon had the crowd on their feet.

The game was only in its fourth minute when the striker finished Luke Bolton's square ball to complete a fluid move.

City dominated the opening 45 minutes against a United team containing a number of players with first-team experience themselves, but lost their lead just before the break when Boonen rose highest to meet Callum Gribbin's free-kick. …

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