Spurs v Manchester United Reserves Match Reports
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20.04.2024 On a dry, bright afternoon at Stevenage FC, four first half goals saw the game swing back and forth but Spurs Under-21s and Manchester United drew 2-2. 

Will Lankshear was brought down in the box by a Jack Kingdon challenge, but the referee showed no intention of pointing to the spot, although it didn’t stop the striker giving Spurs the lead in the 16th minute.  He glanced Jamie Donley’s cross at the near post to Jude Soonsup-Bell, who drove the ball back into the six yard box, where Lankshear steered the ball home. 

Some poor defending by Spurs allowed United to score twice in seven minutes to turn the game in their favour.  18 minutes into the game, Rio Kyerematen’s header was only cleared as far as 35 yards out and it was collected by Curley, who moved forward to shoot low into the bottom corner from just outside the area.  Although a couple of Donley free-kicks caused United some concern, they moved up to the other end of the pitch in the 25th minute and Biancheri turned Ethan Williams’ low cross in at the near post.   

A low shot from Sam Murray went narrowly wide as United looked to press home their advantage, but Spurs also had some bad luck when Kyerematen played a fine through ball to Donley, whose shot hit the post.  Jamie had more luck with nine minutes remaining in the half.  Goalkeeper Dernot Mee clattered into Yago Santiago and stayed on the ground while play went on around him, with a slip producing a loose ball, Donley lifted the ball over the mass of players in front of him to level things up.

With the half-time interval not yet reached, Luca Gunter twice had to save from Biancheri, but soon after the break Charlie Sayers struck a shot with his left foot that flew just wide of the United goal.  Biancheri later cut in from the left to hit the near post and when Donley sent Santiago through on goal Mee made himself big to make the save.  It was Spurs who almost won it at the end, as Donley linked with Soonsup-Bell, but he couldn’t keep his 88th minute shot down and it went over to leave the points shared.

Teams : –
Spurs : –  Luca Gunter, Tyrell Ashcroft (Nile John 66), Rio Kyerematen    23, Charlie Sayers, Dante Cassanova, George Abbott (c)    28, Jude Soonsup-Bell (Jaden Williams 90), Tyrese Hall    84, Will Lankshear, Jamie Donley, Yago Santiago.
Unused subs. : –  Aaron Maguire, Will Andiyapan, Maxwell McKnight
Manager : – Wayne Burnett
Manchester United : –  Dermot Mee, Jaydan Kamason, Sam Murray    65, Jack Kingdon, Sonny Aljofree (c), Finley McAllister (Jacob Devaney 62), Ethan Williams    86, Ruben Curley, Biancheri (Malachi Sharpe 75    79), Oyedele (Kie Plumley 89), James Scanlon
Unused subs. : –  James Nolan, Zach Baumann
Manager : – Travis Binnion
Ref. : – Ross Martin   
Attendance : –  583

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09.01.2022 It was a late Dilan Markanday goal that grabbed Spurs Under-23s a point against Manchester United at Leigh Sports Village in this evening match.

Spurs dominated the first half and although United had a couple of counter-attacks, Charlie McNeill sliced both wide.  Markanday had two early opportunities, with the ball going just wide as he blocked a clearance by keeper Kovar and the same happened when he curled a shot from 10 yards out.  Harvey White struck a shot that whistled past the post, before Nile John twice forced saves from the goalkeeper and Lyons-Foster and Markanday both volleyed too high.  When Dilan broke on the wing, Fernandez could only take his ankles in the box and Nile John had the chance to give Spurs the lead from the spot in the 25th minute, but he slipped as he approached the ball and it skied over the bar.

Still Spurs laid siege to the United goal without any joy, as Lyons-Foster and Michael Craig couldn’t get their efforts on target and Markanday brought a save out of Kovar before John’s shot touched the post on its way wide. 

United were fired up for the second half and came out with a different intent.  Josh Oluwayemi did well to stop Hanson-Aaroen’s prod at goal with his feet and Marc Jurado smacked a shot against the foot of the post.  United were sharper and quicker to win loose balls, producing saves form Oluwayemi in the 70th minute from a shot from inside the box by Shola Shoretide and then again shortly after from Joe Hugill.  However, a penalty given for a foul by Lyons-Foster on Shoretide saw the United man get up to convert it sending Oluwayemi the wrong way with ten minutes remaining.

However, Dilan Markanday’s shot two minutes after the United goal was well saved and three minutes on from that, the Spurs striker made no mistake firing a shot from more or less the same place that gave Kovar no chance.  It lead to all-out attack in the final few minutes, but Tottenham could not force a winner and the teams shared the points.

Teams : –
Manchester United : –  Matej Kovar (c), Marc Jurado, Bjorn Hardley, Will Fish, Alvaro Fernandez, Martin Svidersky, Isak Hansen-Aaroen (Charlie Savage 61), Zidane Iqbal, Shola Shoretire  , Charlie McNeill (Joe Hugill 70), Alejandro Garnacho (Kobbie Mainoo 61)
Unused subs. : –  Ondrej Mastny, McShane
Manager : – Neil Wood
Spurs : –  Josh Oluwayemi, Kallum Cesay, Marcel Lavinier, Brooklyn Lyons-Foster, Malachi Fagan-Walcott, Matthew Craig, Harvey White (c) (Yago Santiago 74), Romaine Mundle (Jaden Williams 89), Michael Craig, Nile John, Dilan Markanday  .
Unused subs. : –  Thimothee Lo-Tutala, Dermi Lusala
Manager : – Wayne Burnett
Ref. : – Aaron Jackson
Attendance : –  500

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30.10.2021 It was a late, late Dilan Markanday goal that won this match for Spurs U23s against Manchester United at Stevenage FC this afternoon.

Tottenham started with pace and Dilan Markanday knocked Dane Scarlett’s pull-back just wide at the near post and then Kovar was agile to keep out Marcel Lavinier’s powerful shot, all within the first minute.  United forged back and Shoretire’s free-kick brought a save from Thimothee Lo-Tutala, Malachi Fagan-Walcott blocked a shot by Elanga, Shoretire struck Lo-Tutala’s post on 28 minutes and Mengi blasted over from a good position following a corner a couple of minutes later.

Into the second half, Scarlett was unmarked when he put a header from Harvey White’s corner over the bar and Markanday wriggled some space to create a shooting position and Kovar managed to tip the drive over top.  The Spurs goal looked under threat from substitute Charlie McNeill, but he could only find the side-netting, while White brought another tip over from the United keeper as he drive in another effort.

The game looked a s though it would end goal-less despite the many chances created, especially when sub Romain Mundle’s fine cross was put over the bar by Scarlett’s head in the first minute of added time, but a minute later, Yago Santiago’s powerful, low cross came off Handley into the path of Markanday, who gleefully accepted the opportunity by firing it left-footed into the net to hand Spurs a 1-0 win.

Teams : –
Spurs : – Thimothee Lo-Tutala  , Kallum Cesay, Marcel Lavinier  , Harvey White (c), Malachi Fagan-Walcott, Tobi Omole (Romaine Mundle 78), Nile John (Michael Craig 84), Brooklyn Lyons-Foster, Dilan Markanday, Jack Clarke  (Yago Santiago 70), Dane Scarlett.
Unused subs. : – Isak Solberg, Marqes Muir
Manchester United : –  Matej Kovar, Marc Jurado, Charlie Wellens, Teden Mengi (c), Bjorn Hardley  , Martin Svidersky, Amad Diallo, Isak Hansen-Aaroen (Kobbie Mainoo 84), Joe Hugill (Charlie McNeill 66), Shola Shoretire, Anthony Elanga

Unused subs. : – Dermot Mee, Dillon Hoogewerf
Ref. : – Darren Drysdale
Attendance : –  715

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19.03.2021 In a bad-tempered game, Spurs Under-23s beat Manchester United 3-0 at Hotspur Way in the Premier League 2.

In between a number of yellow cards and red cards for United’s Ethan Galbraith in the 66th minute and Tottenham’s George Marsh, with 79 minutes gone, goals from Jamie Bowden (27), Marcel Lavinier (63) and Kion Etete (85) secured the points in a home win

Teams : –
Spurs : – Josh Oluwayemi, Marcel Lavinier, George Marsh, Tobi Omole, Dennis Cirkin, Jamie Bowden (Kallum Cesay 81), Michael Craig, Romaine Mundle (Rafferty Pedder 88), Nile John, Dilan Markanday (J’Neil Bennett 81), Kion Etete.
Unused subs. : – Thimothee Lo-Tutala, Elliott Thorpe
Manchester United : –  Matej Kovar, Mark Helm, Reece Devine (Martin Svidersky 84), Alvaro Fernandez, Max Taylor, Ethan Galbraith, Charlie McCann, Dillon Hoogewerf (Noam Emeran  64), Hannibal Mejbri, Joe Hugill, Shola Shoretire.
Unused subs. : – Dermot Mee, Omari Forson, Charlie Savage.
Attendance : – .

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15.02.2013 Under-21 Premier League Elite Group match at Hotspur Way.   For match report, click here.
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14.08.2010

Spurs finished their pre-season friendlies with a 3-1 home win over Manchester United at Spurs Lodge.

A 25th minute goal from Harry Kane gave Tottenham the lead, sweeping in a right foot shot from inside the area, while seven minutes after, Ronnie Hawkins played a diagonal ball in and Kane took the ball down and played it square for Kudus Oyenuga to knock the ball in.

Manchester United managed to pull a goal back before half-time, but having re-grouped at the interval, Spurs started well and Jessie Waller-Lassen had missed with a shot before Kane was involved again, being fouled in the box for a penalty, which Oyenuga stepped up and converted into the bottom left corner, sending the keeper the wrong way to complete the scoring.

Teams :
Spurs –  Jordan
Archer (Jonathan Miles 70), Callum Tapping, Janori [triallist] (William Ekong 60), Olumide Durojaiye, Zaine Francis-Angol, Laste Dombaxe (Kenny McAvoy 65), Ronnie Hawkins (Jack Barthram 46), Jack Munns (Jesse Waller-Lassen 46), Massimo Luongo, Harry Kane, Kudus Oyenuga
Unused sub. : –

Manchester United –  , .

Unused sub. : –

Attendance : –  ,

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Spurs v Manchester United Youth Match Reports

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29.08.2009 A quick start by Manchester United took them into an early 2-0 lead at Spurs Lodge, where they ran out 3-1 winners against the Spurs Academy side.  

Third and eleventh minute goals put the visitors in control, but Tottenham put in an improved performance in the second period.  A third United goal halfway through the half made it an uphill struggle, but an effort by Harry Kane came back off the woodwork and when Dean Parrett’s effort was kept out, Kudus Oyenuga was quick to respond and tuck away the loose ball for a consolation goal.

Teams :
Spurs –   Oscar Jansson, Olumide Durojaiye, Anton Blackwood, Sam Cox, Zaine Francis-Angol (Josh Ekim 70), Nathan Byrne, Dean Parrett, Paul-Jose M’Poku (Ryan Fredericks 55), Paul McBride (Chace O’Neill 75), Harry Kane, Kudus Oyenuga
Unused subs.  : – 
 Jamie Butler, Jake Nicholson
Manchester United –  .
Subs not used :
Attendance : –  ,

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27.08.2005 Spurs Under-18s had a good first half against a dangerous Manchester United side and went ahead through Radwan Hamed’s goal as he got on the end of a 20th minute free-kick. A slow start to the second half by Spurs saw United cash in by scoring twice and although Tottenham pushed for an equaliser, it did not come.

Teams :
Spurs –  David Button, John Kyriacou, Joe Martin, Matt Wells, Chris Riley, Jamie Davis, Stuart Lewis, Radwan Hamed (Claude Seanla 70), Jacques Maghoma, Simon Dawkins (Richard Heller 75)
Subs not used :   Cian Hughton, Jake Livermore
Manchester United –  .
Subs not used :
Attendance : –  ,

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30.03.1981 While Spurs Youth were disappointed to lose the FA Youth Cup semi-final second leg 0-1 to Manchester United, they reached the final 3-1 on aggregate.

It wasn’t the best performance by Tottenham, falling behind in the 34th minute to a Mark Hughes goal, but our youngsters dug in to deny United’s efforts to get closer to our lead from the first leg.

Teams :
Manchester United –  , .
Spurs –  Tony Parks, Mark Entwistle (Pat Corbett), Kenny Dixon, John Cooper (c), Simon Webster, Mark Bowen, Chris Harvey, Jimmy Bolton, Terry Gibson, Ian Crook, Paul Wilkins
Attendance : –  ,

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23.03.1981 The FA Youth Cup Semi-final first leg at White Hart Lane saw Tottenham Youth take a commanding 3-0 lead to Old Trafford for the second leg against Manchester United.

Goals from Jimmy Bolton, Terry Gibson and Chris Harvey ensured that Tottenham travelled North for the second leg with a good advantage.

Teams :
Spurs –  Tony Parks, Mark Entwistle, Kenny Dixon, John Cooper (c), Simon Webster, Mark Bowen, Chris Harvey, Jimmy Bolton, Terry Gibson, Ian Crook, Paul Wilkins
Unused sub. : –
Manchester United –  , .
Unused sub. : –
Attendance : –  2,467

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