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Reserves Beaten By Three Goals in Just Six Minutes

9:12 pm, Thursday, March 27th, 2008 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 19 Comments

Manchester United hit three goals in just six minutes in the second half to easily beat Newcastle Reserves 3-1 tonight at Marston’s Arena in Northwich.

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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.

Teams:

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



Tags: Newcastle Youth · Reserves



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19 responses so far ↓

  • 1 DC // Mar 27, 2008 at 9:28 PM

    Looks like Andy Carroll has definitely made a more permanent move into the first squad and couldn’t be risked for this one then.

  • 2 Hadrian // Mar 27, 2008 at 9:49 PM

    they fold like the first team does then.

  • 3 DC // Mar 27, 2008 at 10:02 PM

    Would have been a great chance to send Smith out against his old lot to try and get him a goal!

  • 4 Graham // Mar 27, 2008 at 10:08 PM

    DC – Andy Carroll played for England under 19′s the other night so wouldn’t have been considered.

    A typical 2nd half display by NUFC then???

  • 5 ToonKing // Mar 27, 2008 at 10:10 PM

    ahahha omg, rofl, on the Stoke official site they are using words like “electric pace” and “power” to describe Ameobi…..hahahahahaha

  • 6 GP // Mar 27, 2008 at 10:33 PM

    We change the defence in the reserves and start letting goals in as fast as the first team does…

  • 7 CRAIGG // Mar 27, 2008 at 10:41 PM

    I dont think this is definately finito because if Shola scores a few and finds his feet again he may come back at the end of his loan.

    I would prefer Shola to Smith any day of the week, he has made some very telling contributions over the years and gets a raw deal on his site.

    What happened to that Shola with the tricky dribbling that ran rings around Barca in the Nou Camp and scored a brace against Leverkusen in the champions league?

    He now looks like a crouch type target man with no ability other than having long diagonal balls punted at him, Real shame and one last thing on Shola despite everyone saying he never tried, He deserves Credit for the way he played for about 9 months with a career threatening injury and helped us into Europe with some important goals at the back end of 05-06 and then 2 goals in the Inter toto Cup final against Lillestrom.

  • 8 Hadrian // Mar 27, 2008 at 10:42 PM

    ToonKing
    ive said it 1000 times , as kids at the academy shola was lightning (go on laugh , everyone always does), and that stoke page is refering to what got him the england youth call up .

  • 9 GP // Mar 27, 2008 at 10:43 PM

    That’s true, when he was younger he had lots of pace.

  • 10 CJ // Mar 27, 2008 at 10:48 PM

    Like Craigg i would prefer Shola to Smith anyday in my opinion if Shola had been in the first team this season he would have getting 5 plus goals and you don’t play for Englands u 21′s so many times if you are so shite. He has definately got to leave us at the end of the season as he has not made any progress the last 2-3 years and has had too many injury problems he will be a top player in the championsip hopefully.

  • 11 CJ // Mar 27, 2008 at 11:01 PM

    GP look who is in the team Ramage that is more than likely the reason they have all of a sudden started to concede loads of goals i would bet any of you’s by the time Ramge is 27 in 3 year’s he will struggle to get in a lge 2 team i am 100% sure of that he is the most talentless player i have seen play for us.

  • 12 CRAIGG // Mar 27, 2008 at 11:13 PM

    CJ yes we both agree aout Shola playing over Smith but i disagree with the comment about “you don’t play for Englands u 21’s so many times if you are so shite”

    Alan Smith has 19 caps for the full England side

  • 13 CRAIGG // Mar 27, 2008 at 11:21 PM

    Hadrian you are right when i first saw him playing he was really fast.

    He also used to take loads of players on and use some lovely tricks in particular a game i went to West ham away in 2003 i think, Where he caused them havoc all day and i remember saying to my mate that he will be in Englands Euro 2004 squad.

    What a waste of a great young talent, Used as a Kevin Davies type battering ram at Big Sams reincarnate Stoke City, Sigh

  • 14 Elliott // Mar 27, 2008 at 11:41 PM

    Well said Craigg, anyone who watched those games against Barca and Leverkusen would know what he’s capable of, he was looking good under Roeder too before all these niggling injuries.

    He’s never gonna be a top top player but the stick he gets on here is a joke.

    How many Prem players can say they’ve gone to the Nou Camp, scored and was probably MOM?

  • 15 Leo // Mar 28, 2008 at 12:02 AM

    damn

  • 16 Zx // Mar 28, 2008 at 12:06 AM

    anybody watching the man utd reserves match next monday at St.James?

  • 17 Macas // Mar 28, 2008 at 8:31 AM

    If Shola is so good then how come a posse of Premiership clubs weren’t banging down our door to sell him in January and last Summer when he was out of favour. He had a couple of truly excellent games in the Champions League a few years ago but since then he has been decidedly substandard and is simply not good enough to play for this club regularly. I think he has probably found his correct level in the Championship.

  • 18 Hadji // Mar 28, 2008 at 8:54 AM

    CJ you took the word out of my mouth,playing Ramage in the reserves is a bad idea.
    He wasn’t born to be a footballer imo at all.
    He doesn’t even have a face to be a good player.
    SELL HIM!!!!

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