Dad of United youngster Tunnicliffe wins 10k after son makes debut at Old Trafford
08:15 GMT, 27 September 2012
Debut: Tunnicliffe came on as a sub
The father of young Ryan Tunnicliffe became 10,000 richer when the 19-year-old Manchester United midfielder came on for his debut in the 76th minute of Wednesday night's Capital One Cup win over Newcastle.
Mick Tunnicliffe placed a 100 bet when his son was nine that he would one day play for United (at odds of 100-1), and his moment came when Marnick Vermijl was replaced during the 2-1 win.
The midfielder, who spent last season under the tutelage of Sir Alex Ferguson's son, Darren, on loan at Peterborough United, was one of a number of youngsters blooded on Wednesday night.
As well as Tunnicliffe and Vermijl, winger Robbie Brady and defenders Scott Wootton and Michael Keane were also given run-outs by Ferguson at Old Trafford.
In the money: Dad Mick Tunnicliffe (right) watches on at Old Trafford