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SUCCESS! Joy for Man Utd as U21s retain Premier League title

Manchester United's U21 side have successfully defended their U21 Premier League title.

Warren Joyce's Red Devils defeated Tottenham 3-2 on Tuesday to clinch the premiership for a second straight season.

Guillermo Varela scored a stunning injury-time winner as United fought back at the death to edge out Spurs who had fought back from two goals down.

Donald Love, who fired home in the fifth minute, and Andreas Pereira's fine volley on 16 minutes had United in pole position before Ugo Ehiogu's Spurs cut the deficit when skipper Will Miller beat Joel Pereira.

United made most of the running in the second half but Tottenham equalised through Joe Pritchard on 84 minutes, setting up a grandstand finish, which was supplied by Varela who thundered a superb volley beyond Luke McGee to spark the celebrations.

Joyce's side have now won three titles in the four years of the U21 competition.

Andrew Slevison
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