Derby County Under-18s cruised to a stunning 5-1 victory over Manchester United at Moor Farm Training Centre on Saturday afternoon.
Braces from Bartosz Cybulski and Archie Brown and a first goal of the season for Jack Stretton ensured a comprehensive victory for Justin Walker’s side.
Returning to action after a two-week break, the Rams took no time at all to get back amongst the goals.
First, Cybulski capitalised on a mistake made by the United defence, scoring from range giving Derby an early lead after just 10 minutes.
Just three minutes later, Jaden Charles’ low-driven corner alluded everybody in the crowded penalty area and found its way to Brown who couldn’t miss from
Inside 20 minutes, it was three. The big number nine, Cybulski, grabbed his second of the game, with Brown turning provider. The winger created a yard of space and used it to whip in a cross, which connected with the in-form striker who grabbed his third goal in two games.
In what was a crazy opening half-hour, the visitors pulled one back through Mark Helm. His long-range effort found the bottom corner, reducing the deficit .
Stretton had a golden chance to give his side that three-goal cushion before half-time but was denied by a smart stop from the United goalkeeper.
Derby continued their dominance in the second half when Stretton finally got the goal he deserved. After a few deflections, the ball found its way to the striker in the box, who tapped the ball into an empty net to put his side out of sight.
Cybulski had a plethora of chances to take home the match ball but watched his volleyed attempt bounce just wide of the post. Then, Brown bundled the ball over the line, with yet another set-piece routine causing the United
(sourced from dcfc.co.uk)