Manchester United maintained their one hundred per cent start to the Under 18 Premier League season with a comeback win against Nottingham Forest at Carrington.
They had to do it the hard way, having gone down to ten men in the 42nd minute after two yellow cards in quick succession saw Ashton Missin sent for an early bath. Things went from bad to worse on the stroke of half time when goalkeeper Tom Myles conceded a penalty by bringing down an opposing forward whilst trying to deal with a poor backpass. Forest number nine Conor Brown slotted home from the spot to give the visitors a half time lead.
Lady luck decided to smile upon United in the second period and then ten men drew level through a scuffed finish from Scottish defender Jack Kingdon at the far post. He connected poorly with a looping ball into the box but his effort somehow trickled over the goal line.
It looked as though the points were going to be shared as the match entered stoppage time, but United had other ideas and kept pressing down the right flank, eventually tempting a Forest defender into a rash challenge inside the penalty area. The referee had no hesitation in pointing to the spot and Spanish striker Victor Musa stepped up to coolly slot home with his left foot and complete the turn around.
The win leaves United U18’s joint top of the Under 18 Premier League North table, level with Liverpool on nine points. United had begun the season with a 4-0 win away at Middlesbrough and a 4-1 win at Stoke City.