FULL-TIME: Manchester United U21s 4-1 Bolton Wanderers U21s
WANDERERS Under-21s lost 4-1 away at Manchester United tonight in their latest FA U21 Premier League outing at the Salford City Stadium.
Jamie Fullarton’s side began brightly and Jan Gregus saw a free-kick from 25 yards hit the top of the United bar just three minutes in.
They continued to take the game to a Red Devils XI including several youngsters who have graced the first team, including weekend Premier League debutant Adnan Januzaj.
And they had a great chance to take the lead on 20 minutes when keeper Ben Amos brought down Tom Youngs inside the box near the by-line to concede a penalty.
Youngs stepped up but saw his effort saved by Amos diving to his left.
Six minutes before half time, Wanderers did take the lead and Youngs was the provider with a mazy run down the left before teeing up Conor Wilkinson inside the box and he fired home low into the bottom corner.
In first-half added time, however, the hosts were level when the Whites failed to clear a corner and Larnell Cole saw his effort hit Jesse Lingard and Will Keane reacted quickly to fire home from a few yards.
Five minutes after the interval, United went ahead when Lingard side-footed home from 14 yards after a good pull back from left-back Tyler Blackett.
It was 3-1 on the hour mark when Januzaj curled an in-swinging free-kick from the left into the box an Tom Thorpe was first to get his head to it to beat former United trainee Jay Lynch.
Lingard made it 4-1 five minutes from time on the break after Cian Bolger had seen a header cleared off the United line by substitute Jack Barmby.
The U21s are at home next Monday at the Reebok Stadium when they hosts Blackburn, kick off 7pm.