Virtual Yellows beat Man Utd

Tony Gray scored a brace as the Virtual Yellows stunned Old Trafford with a 3-2 win over Manchester United.

United twice fought from behind before Gray latched on to a Bohan Dixon through ball and fired home eight minutes from time.

The game was tweeted live on the club’s Twitter account on Tuesday night, and the full game is now available to watch.

The Virtual Yellows got off to a dream start on 11 minutes, when United failed to clear a corner and Jack Mackreth played the ball in to Gray inside the box, the veteran striker turning to create space and then lashing past goalkeeper David De Gea.

After Juan Mata had headed over with United’s first real chance, they equalised on 20 minutes, Andreas Pereira’s hopeful ball forward causing some hesitancy in the Yellows defence, and France international Anthony Martial nipped it and hammered home, leaving Tony McMillan with no chance.

The Virtual Yellows continued to take the game to United, with a fine tackle by Mitch Duggan launching a counter attack that saw Gray and Josh Amis link up well, the latter failing with an acrobatic effort that flew high and wide.

De Gea had to be alert to deny Gray after Dixon had released him behind the defence, and then Jack Dunn might have done better when he found space in the box.

The best chance came on the stroke of half time, Dunn and Amis working nicely to find Mackreth and his pull back was fired agonisingly wide by Gray, meaning the teams went in level at the break.

United threw on Paul Pogba at half-time but within six minutes of the restart, they had fallen behind again.

Dunn’s cross in to the box causes hesitation between De Gea and Harry Maguire, the two getting in each other’s way and the ball dropped on a plate for Amis to tap home from barely yards out.

United had to chase the game. Minutes later, Jesse Lingard against his hometown club shot from the edge of the box to warm the palms of McMillan.

A big chance came on the hour mark when Fred’s sharp pass enabled Mata to find a pocket of space and his well hit shot whistled wide.

The equaliser came on 66 minutes. Lingard had another shot saved by McMillan and then from the next attack, Fred shot across McMillan from a tight angle, it came back out off the far post and fell at the feet of Mata for a tap in and 2-2.

Both sides went in search of a winner, Amis heading wide from a Dixon cross, before substitute Marcus Rashford forced a stunning one handed save from McMillan.

The winning goal came on 82 minutes, the Yellows winning the ball back and Dixon splitting the defence with a superb through ball, Gray holding off Maguire and then beating De Gea at his near post.

That left eight minutes plus stoppage time to hold on, Rashford striking a post in the last minute of normal time, but the Virtual Yellows did enough to keep them out and win 3-2.

The match helped to increase the club’s crowdfunding efforts to just under £4,500.

To watch the match in full, see below.

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