Charman header 1-0
Barlaser shot 2-0
Half time: Clarets 0 Magpies 2
Charman shot 3-0
Barlaser shot 4-0
Full time: Clarets 0 Magpies 4
U23s scored four times without reply to defeat Burnley
in a Premier League Cup fixture at Stockport County's Edgeley Park on
The game began in rain which continued throughout and did nothing to improve a
heavy pitch that had hosted an FA Trophy tie less than 48 hours before.
Playing in their black and white home kit, United took the lead on 22 minutes
when a right wing cross from Jamie Sterry was headed in by Luke Charman.
And Sterry provided the assist for a second goal just three minutes later,
cutting the ball back from the Newcastle right for birthday boy Dan Barlaser to
shoot home via a deflection off a Burnley player.
The Clarets came close to a reply five minutes before the interval, when
Ntumba Massanka shot against a post from 10 yards out.
Three minutes into the second half, another voyage down the right by Sterry
ended with a cross for Charman to sidefoot his second and our third.
And 3-0 became 4-0 on 64 minutes, Barlaser claiming his second of the
game after taking a pass from substitute Lewis McNall and rounding the
Playing his first competitive game since March 2016 after recovering from
injury, Newcastle goalkeeper Brendan Pearson was grateful to Owen Bailey for a
goal-line clearance following a 79th minute corner.
Pearson then made an excellent one-handed save to deny Christian N'Guessan
from distance in the final moments of play.
At the other end meanwhile, McNall set up fellow substitute Yasin Ben El-Mhanni,
but he managed to scuff his shot wide from point-blank range.
Victory saw United replace Burnley at the top of their group with nine points
from four games and two to play: away to Swansea and at home to Colchester.
Eight group winners and eight runners-up progress to the knockout stages of
PS: As far as we can tell, this is United's first visit to Edgeley Park at
any level since March 1938.
Thanks to GW