• Ovie Ejaria took the lead for Liverpool after just 14 minutes of play on Monday
  • James Wilson scored the equalised for Manchester United in the second half 
  • But Marko Grujic then put Liverpool back in front nine minutes later
  • Harry Wilson extended Liverpool’s shortly after to secure all three points  

Tom Farmery For Mailonline

Liverpool’s U23s extended their lead at the top of the Premier League 2 as they eased past Manchester United at Leigh Sports Village.

The Reds now have a five point lead over Everton and have won seven of their last eight games.

The Red Devils are rock-bottom on five points and three points away from safety. 

Marko Grujic celebrates Liverpool's second goal of the evening against Manchester United

Marko Grujic celebrates Liverpool’s second goal of the evening against Manchester United

Harry Wilson condemned United to a second straight defeat when he scored his side's third

Harry Wilson condemned United to a second straight defeat when he scored his side's third

Harry Wilson condemned United to a second straight defeat when he scored his side’s third

Danny Ings played the full match as he continued to improve his fitness

Danny Ings played the full match as he continued to improve his fitness

Danny Ings played the full match as he continued to improve his fitness

Liverpool, it must be noted, fielded a much stronger side than their United opponents.

Trent Alexander-Arnold, Ben Woodburn and Danny Ings all played 90 minutes as Neil Critchley’s side went from strength to strength.

Ovie Ejaria scored after 14 minutes to make the most of his side’s early dominance.

United's Ro-Shaun Williams goes over the back of Liverpool striker Wilson

United's Ro-Shaun Williams goes over the back of Liverpool striker Wilson

United’s Ro-Shaun Williams goes over the back of Liverpool striker Wilson

James Wilson goes up to head the ball as Marko Grujic also battles for possession

James Wilson goes up to head the ball as Marko Grujic also battles for possession

James Wilson goes up to head the ball as Marko Grujic also battles for possession

But United found a way back into the game when James Wilson equalised in the 61st minute.

But any sign of a rare United victory took a hit when Marko Grujic scored Liverpool’s second of the evening.

A third arrived soon afterwards. Harry Wilson, playing up front, took advantage of slack defending to condemn United to a second consecutive defeat.

Ovie Ejaria celebrates taking the lead for Liverpool against Manchester United's U23s

Ovie Ejaria celebrates taking the lead for Liverpool against Manchester United's U23s

Ovie Ejaria celebrates taking the lead for Liverpool against Manchester United’s U23s


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