Manchester United hit three goals in just six minutes in the second half to easily beat Newcastle Reserves 3-1 tonight at Marstonâ€™s Arena in Northwich.
Kevin Keegan – at the Reserves game tonight
But Newcastle were ahead at the break through a good Jonny Godsmark goal, but were then hit with 3 goals early into the second half.
Federico Macheda hit the first goal for the Red Devils after 54 minutes, with a close range finish following Mikael Silvestre’s left wing cross.
Then just a couple of minutes later Manchester took the lead, when Danny Welbeck spun away from his marker just inside the area, and fired beautifully into the top of the net, giving goalkeeper Fraser Forster absolutely no chance.
Then Newcastle fell even further behind when Welbeck played in Chris Eagles after just 60 minutes on the edge of the area, and Eagles easily beat Forster, who again was hardly protected by the Newcastle defense.
This is the first defeat for the Reserves in 5 games, but a tough test was always expected against the Red Devils who included Ben Foster and Mikail Sivestre in their starting eleven.
Center-backs Peter Ramage and Lamine Diatta both played the full 90 minutes for the Reserves tonight, under the watching eyes of Kevin Keegan.
Manchester United Reserves: Ben Foster, Corry Evans (Robert Brady, 46) Mikael Silvestre, Richard Eckersley, James Chester, Ritchie Jones, Chris Eagles, Rodrigo Possebon (Danny Galbraith, 41) Danny Welbeck, Federico Macheda, Tom Cleverley
Subs not used: Oliver Norwood, Ron-Robert Zieler, Magnus Eikrem
Newcastle United Reserves: Fraser Forster, Peter Ramage, Tamas Kadar, Lamine Diatta, Ben Tozer, Jonny Godsmark, Mark Doninger (Darren Lough, 29) (Callum Morris 78), Frank Wiafe Danquah (Patrick McLaughlin, 82) James Marwood, Wesley Ngo Baheng, Kazenga LuaLua
Subs not used: Max Johnson, Shane Ferguson