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Wrexham stuns Man United in front of record-breaking crowd at Snapdragon Stadium
Jonny Richardson - July 25, 2023
Wrexham stuns Man United in front of record-breaking crowd at Snapdragon Stadium - Everything San Diego

In a stunning showing, Wrexham A.F.C. dominated Manchester United F.C. in a 3-1 final in front of 34,248 fans – a Snapdragon Stadium record.

United’s lineup featured 35-year-old Jonny Evans and players from their U-21 squad.

​​United forced a pair of fouls in the seventh minute and another in the ninth minute, but couldn’t capitalize early.

United goalkeeper Nathan Bishop was given a yellow card in the 12th minute for a bad foul that forced Wrexham forward Paul Mullin out of the match.

Mullin was given oxygen on the pitch before he exited the playing field. The injury to the 28-year-old forward was a punctured lung, the club said.

Wrexham struck first in the 28th minute when Liam McAlinden centered the ball with a cross to forward Elliott Lee who reflected the ball past the running Bishop for the match’s first score in the 28th minute.

Wrexham’s Aaron Hayden netted the second goal of the match in the 36th minute.

Wrexham defender Callum McFadzean committed a yellow card foul in the first minute of first-half stoppage time.

United ended the opening half with a goal from Marc Jurado in the sixth minute of first-half stoppage time. Manchester faced a one-goal deficit at the half.

The latter half got off to a heated start after United midfielder Daniel Gore was determined to have slide tackled into Wrexham and was given a red card in the 47th minute.

United was handed its third card in the 52nd minute when defender Álvaro Fernández in the 52nd minute. Forward Billy Waters was given Wrexham’s second yellow in the 64th minute.

Forward San Darby put Wrexham back up by two goals in the 69th minute.

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