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Last Updated: Friday, 3 August 2007, 20:01 GMT 21:01 UK
Boys from Brazil edge out United
Milk Cup
Brazilian outfit Fluminense struck a last-minute winner to defeat Manchester United 2-1 in the Premier Section final at the Northern Ireland Milk Cup.

The competition's leading goalscorer Dori put the Brazilians ahead five minutes before the break as Fluminense dominated the opening half.

United improved after the break and Daniel Welbeck levelled on 40 minutes.

However, Fluminense produced intense pressure late on and Mauricio's sensational winner settled the outcome.

The Fluminense playmaker danced through the United defence to notch a goal which was reminiscent of Ricky Villa's winner for Tottenham in the 1981 FAI Cup final.

Fluminense's matchwinner had set up Dori's 30th-minute goal and Dori should have added to his side's lead before the interval.

United, chasing their third triumph in the competition, had scarcely had a chance of note in the first half but they improved significantly after the break.

Welback levelled with a left-foot shot from 20 yards five minutes after the break.

United continued to put the Brazilians under pressure but Fluminense regrouped to dominate the closing stages.

Vega and Mauricio had efforts blocked with Dori was inches wide with a close-range effort after Mauricio had danced through the United defence.

At that stage, United looked set to hang on for penalties but Mauricio's moment of magic decided the issue.


Manchester United: Thomas Cox, Cameron Stewart, Joseph Dudgeon, Kenneth Strickland, Oliver Gill, Matthew James, Magnus Elkrem, Daniel Welbeck, Evandro Bandrao, Nicholas Ajose, Joshua Craddock

Fluminense: Paulo, Dudu, Dalton, Arthur, Leo, Jao Paulo, Neves, Heitor, Walandy, Dori, Mauricio



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