Premier League International Cup

Man Utd set up Middlesbrough showdown

16 Dec 2016
Devonte Redmond, Manchester United

United beat Sparta Prague and face Boro in group decider next week

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Manchester United won their second successive Premier League International Cup match, beating Sparta Prague 2-0 at Leigh Sports Village, to set up a winner-takes-all match with Middlesbrough.

On his 21st birthday, Joshua Harrop put United ahead in the 21st minute, and Devonte Redmond, pictured above, sealed the victory after the break.

Nicky Butt's side are level on six points with Middlesbrough at the top of Group B, but have a one-goal better goal difference.

See: Premier League Cup tables

The sides meet at Leigh on Thursday, knowing only the group winners are guaranteed a place in the knockout stages, along with the two best runners-up. 

See: Premier League Cup explained

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