Manchester United Under-23s 3-5 Liverpool Under-23s: Jack Bearne scores brace as Liverpool youngsters secure win and both sides end game with ten men in enthralling encounter
- Liverpool Under-23s beat Manchester United Under-23s in thrilling encounter
- Jack Bearne scored a brace with Leighton Clarkson and Ben Woodburn netting
- Luis Longstaff also scored for Liverpool, while Anthony Elanga scored for United
- Both sides went down to ten men with Shola Shoretire and Clarkson sent off
- Hannibal Mejbri scored in 79th minute before setting up Charlie McCann
Leighton Clarkson gave Liverpool an early lead, with Ben Woodburn and Bearne also netting.
Anthony Elanga got a goal back for United but Liverpool pushed on, with Bearne scoring again before Luis Longstaff got in on the act.
Jack Bearne scored twice as Liverpool Under-23s beat Manchester United Under-23s 5-3
Leighton Clarkson also found the net for Liverpool but the youngster was later sent off
Ben Woodburn, who had a loan spell at Oxford United last season, also scored for Liverpool
Both sides were reduced to ten men in the 61st minute, with Clarkson dismissed for a rash challenge and United’s Shola Shoretire also seeing red for his reaction.
Hannibal Mejbri scored for United in the 79th minute and Charlie McCann added another but Liverpool still managed to secure the win.
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Anthony Elanga scored for Manchester United but his side couldn’t get back into the game
Luis Longstaff’s goal, scored in the 50th minute, helped to add further gloss to the scoreline
Manchester United: Mastny, Bejger (Ercolani 46), Fish, Bernard, Svidersky, McCann, Wellens, Shoretire, Mejbri, Elanga, Helm (Hugill 23)
Subs not used: Stanley, Neville, Harvey
Goals: Elanga 36, Mejbri 79, McCann 88
Booked: Bernard, Mejbri, Ercolani
Sent off: Shoretire
Liverpool: Winterbottom, Bradley (Beck 88), Clayton, Savage, Larouci, Woodburn, Clarkson, Cain, Bearne (Dixon-Bonner 72), Longstaff (O’Rourke 81), Millar
Subs not used: Sharif, Davis
Goals: Clarkson 11, Woodburn 22, Bearne 30, 45, Longstaff 50
Booked: Clayton, Woodburn, Bradley
Sent off: Clarkson
United’s Shola Shoretire was sent off in the 61st minute for his reaction to Clarkson’s challenge
The highly regarded Hannibal Mejbri managed to get a goal back for United in the 79th minute