Liverpool youngster ‘PUNCHES’ Man United academy player but escapes red card

  • Luca Furnell-Gill was caught sucker-punching Man United’s Ethan Wheatley
  • United are flying at the top of the U18 Premier League table having won 14 in 14 
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A Liverpool academy player has been caught punching a Manchester United youngster in the face – before later elbowing him – as a seven-goal thriller between the two Under 18s sides turned sour.

Footage of the encounter showed how Liverpool defender Luca Furnell-Gill lashed out in the Youth Premier League tie at Ethan Wheatley, with the offense going unpunished by the referee.

In a jam-packed game that saw United win 4-3 at Carrington on Tuesday, the ugly incident occurred shortly before United scored their second equaliser.

As Ethan Wheatley attempts to get past Furnell-Gill, the Liverpool player appears to punch him.

More footage then seems to show Furnell-Gill elbowing the Man United player, too. 

Wheatley scored on the night alongside Jayce Fitzgerald, Ethan Williams and James Scanlon.

This is the moment Luca Furnell-Gill appears to punch Ethan Wheatley in the face

Meanwhile, Trent Kone-Doherty, Kieran Morrison and Michael Laffey were the scorers for the Reds.

On the back of their 4-3 victory, United continue to dominate the league having won 14 out of 14 matches.

They also have a 17-point lead over their rivals Manchester City, who are second.

Meanwhile, Liverpool will stay in third place with 24 points after the defeat by United.

Fans were quick to react to the incident on X, with one person writing: ‘Actually disgusting Liverpool should be looking into this not right for this to happening.’

Another added: ‘Hope the right people see this and he is banned.’

A third also wrote: ‘This should result in a long ban!!!’

Facebook Reporter ShiftPremier League

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