Win not enough for Manchester Utd at Milk Cup

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Milk Cup Tuesday highlights

Manchester United failed to make the Premier Section semi-finals at the Milk Cup despite a 2-1 victory over Ichifuna on Tuesday night.

Benjamin Pearson and James Wilson netted for the Red Devils in Ballymena.

Newcastle United will meet Bolton Wanderers in the semi-finals while Cherry Orchard play Desportivo Brazil.

Liverpool eased to a 3-0 win over Swindon Town and they face Brentford in the Junior Section semi-finals with Everton taking on Watford.

Matthew Rimmer put the Anfield lads in front from close range at the Ballymoney Showgrounds before Corey Whelan headed in to make it 2-0.

Liverpool captain Jordan Rossiter hit the bottom corner after good work from the impressive Harry Wilson, who was involved in all three first-half goals.

The victory makes it three wins from three games for the Reds, who are still to concede a goal in the tournament.

Everton set up the possibility of a Merseyside derby in the final after edging out Brentford 3-2.

Pearson fired home a first-minute opener for Manchester United at the Ballymena Showgrounds.

Rio Ishikawa levelled for Ichifuna of Japan before Wilson side-footed into the net for the winner.

TUESDAY, 23 JULY

PREMIER SECTION

Co Londonderry 2-1 Co Fermanagh

Co Armagh 1-5 Desportivo Brazil

South Coast Strikers 3-1 Co Tyrone

Co Down 3-1 Revo Express

Cherry Orchard 3-1 Benfica

Pachuca 2-1 Co Antrim

Tottenham Hotspur 4-0 Otago

Manchester Utd 2-1 Ichifuna

Newcastle Utd 3-1 CSKA Moscow

Etoile Lusitana 2-2 Bolton Wanderers

JUNIOR SECTION

Ipswich Town 1-1 Watford

North Dublin Schools 2-1 Cruz Azul

Co Down 0-2 Queen of the South

hapoel Haifa 2-1 CSKA Moscow

Co Londonderry 1-0 Co Fermanagh

Everton 3-2 Brentford

Co Armagh 3-2 Co Tyrone

Dundalk 2-2 South Coast Strikers

Liverpool 3-0 Swindon Town

Union Temuco 1-2 Co Antrim