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Barclays U18 Premier League: Man United Back To Winning Ways With Baggies Win

Ashley Fletcher grabbed a brace for United.

Ashley Fletcher grabbed a brace for United.

The international break disrupted a lot of action in the Barclays U18 Premier League this weekend but two games still went ahead as Manchester United and West Ham celebrated victories.

After last weekend’s derby draw, Manchester United got back to winning ways against West Bromwich Albion with a 4-2 win on Saturday. 

United started fast out of blocks and were 1-0 ahead after just four minutes when Ashley Fletcher fired them in front.

McKenzie replied for the Baggies on 25 minutes when United were caught on the break against the run of play.

Sean Goss restored their lead on 31 minutes when he netted after a lovely one-two with Fletcher.

Matty Willock added United’s third after he pounced on a defensive error from West Brom and fired a neat drive into the back of the net.

Fletcher added his second later in the game while Nabi struck to give West Brom a consolation.

The result sees United sit top of their group, despite having played more games than anyone else while West Brom sit second bottom in the southern division.

Spurs lost their first game of the season as they were defeated 3-2 by West Ham United.

Joe Pritchard netted a really neat header while Nathan Oduwa scored from the spot for Spurs second.

Ultimately though West Ham were too clinical in a fairly even game, with Jordan Brown scoring the winner with just three minutes left.

Kieran Bywater put the Hammers ahead early on before Pritchard’s header and he did the same again later on before Oduwa equalised.

Brown’s winner was fired low into the corner and propels West Ham up to fourth in their southern division while Spurs remain second with their unbeaten record tarnished.



About Tom Bennett

I'm a 21-year-old Multimedia Journalism student at Bournemouth University aspiring to be one of Britain's top sports journalists. Follow me on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn for contact and further information.



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