UEFA Youth League round-up: Man United win in Spain as City concede lead to CSKA

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Manchester United won 2-0 away at Real Sociedad while Manchester City slipped to a 2-1 defeat against CSKA Moscow.

Real Sociedad 0-2 Manchester United

Manchester United finally found some form in the UEFA Youth League as local rivals Manchester City slipped to a shock defeat.

Manchester United moved onto six points in group A as they did what the senior side couldn’t, winning 2-0 away at Real Sociedad.

It was a very important result for Nicky Butt’s team, as United were clinging onto progression in the UEFA Youth League by the skin of their teeth.

James Wilson opened the scoring for United inside the 11th minute after a neat little finish following a Sam Byrne cross. United absorbed a lot of pressure from the home team before Joe Rothwell fired him on 55 minutes to secure the 2-0 win.

It was a very precise and professional performance from the young side, as Real Sociedad dominated for large parts of the game producing more shots, more shots on target and they forced more corners.

United now trail Sociedad in group A by three points, with a one point gap between themselves and Skahtar Donetsk in second place. Next up for the side is a difficult match against Bayer Leverkusen away from home.

Manchester City 1-2 CSKA Moscow

Manchester City stayed in a good position in group D despite a loss to Russian side CSKA Moscow, which allowed them to move top with a three point gap over the Manchester club.

City made a good start to the match and after battling through the opening period, they took the lead through Seko Fofana in the 21st minute.

However, they were not able to protect and increase their advantage, with CSKA Moscow gradually wearing down the City youngsters in the second half with a goal from Aleksandr Golovin on 66 minutes and Nikita Chernov on 78 minutes.

It was a very open match with both sides having a similar number of shots on goal throughout the 90 minutes and both teams have an equal goal difference so City’s chances of finishing top aren’t done and dusted just yet.

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