N Ireland beat Denmark in Milk Cup Elite section opener

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NI v Denmark highlights

Northern Ireland got their Milk Cup Elite campaign off to a winning start thanks to goals from Andrew Mitchell and Dion Charles in a 2-1 victory.

Mitchell stabbed the ball home in added time at the end of the first half, Charles found the net on 66 and Luke McCullough scored an own goal late on.

Holders Mexico drew 1-1 with the USA in Monday night's other Elite fixture.

Manchester United beat County Antrim 3-0 in the Premier section, but County Armagh defeated giants Liverpool 3-2.

County Armagh led 3-0 at half-time thanks to goals from Ciaran Corry, Caolon Flanagan and Aaron Duke and held on after the break for a memorable victory over the boys from Anfield.

"It is something the boys will remember for a long, long time to come," said Brendan Grimes, manager of the Armagh Premier side.

"It is just absolutely brilliant and full credit to the players. We had a gameplan and they stuck to it across the pitch, to the letter."

Action from Japanese FA v Co Fermanagh
Action from the Junior game between Japan FA and County Fermanagh

In the Elite section match at the Coleraine Showgrounds, the Danes dominated the first half but were unable to breach the home side's defences.

Northern Ireland improved significantly after the break and now play the USA in their next match at Drumahoe on Wednesday evening.

Manchester United enjoyed a comfortable start to their Premier campaign at the Ballymena Showgrounds with Oliver McBurney tapping in at the back post for their opening goal in the second minute.

Demetri Mitchell added a second with a deflected shot after 14 minutes and Ruairi Croskery made it 3-0 with a curling free-kick into the top corner before half-time.

Reigning champions Brentford got their Junior campaign off to a flying start with a 5-0 success over Ipswich Town, a score-line replicated by Watford and North Dublin SL.

Former winners Swindon lost 1-0 to five-time winners Everton and goals from Herbie Kane and Anas Abdo saw Liverpool see off County Tyrone 2-0.

Monday's Milk Cup results

Elite Section

Northern Ireland 2-1 Denmark

Mexico 1-1 USA

Premier Section

Strikers FC South Coast 6-0 TuS Altenberge

Otago Utd 3-1 Co Fermanagh

Newcastle Utd 3-2 O'Higgins FC

Cruz Azul 1-0 Cherry Orchard

Co Down 0-0 Vendee FC

SC Corinthains 3-2 Bohemian FC

Club America de Mexico 0-3 Co Tyrone

Co Londonderry 0-1 CSKA Moscow

Manchester Utd 3-0 Co Antrim

Liverpool 2-3 Co Armagh

Junior Section

Co Down 0-5 Watford

San Luis de Colina 0-5 North Dublin SL

Southampton 1-1 Cavan Monaghan DL

Japan FA 3-0 Co Fermanagh

Plymouth Argyle 1-2 Strikers FC South Coast

Brentford 5-0 Ipswich Town

Dundalk SL 1-2 Co Armagh

Co Londonderry 0-2 Co Antrim

Swindon Town 0-1 Everton

Co Tyrone 0-2 Liverpool

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