Five-star United give Moyes first win

first_imgRobin van Persie wasted no time in picking up where he left off last season with the final goal in Manchester United’s 5-1 win over the A League All Stars in Sydney. A delicate pass from Giggs sent Welbeck beyond the All Stars defence just past the half hour and the England forward scored. After netting only twice last season, Welbeck needs to make a positive start this term, especially as Wayne Rooney’s future is open to such debate and Javier Hernandez is going to miss the remaining three games in the Far East. Welbeck was a man on a mission and Michael Beauchamp denied him with a brave sliding block before the forward blasted into Covic but the ball ricocheted wide off the keeper’s legs. The hosts improved after the break, with Besart Berisha pulling one back with an understrength shot Anders Lindegaard was unable to prevent creeping in at the corner. United’s reply was instant, and yet again Lingard supplied the finish, a brutal effort from 12 yards. Welbeck turned home Van Persie’s corner not long after the Dutchman’s introduction and he almost completed his hat-trick with a shot that rolled narrowly wide. But it was left to Van Persie to have the final say, the back-to-back Golden Boot winner taking no time to get into the groove once more. Press Association After the false start in Bangkok last weekend, it completed a satisfactory evening for the Red Devils, who fly to Japan on the next leg of their tour on Sunday for matches in Yokohama and Osaka. And for Moyes it was a welcome first win, with Warrington-born youngster Jesse Lingard having the honour of scoring United’s first goal for their new manager in front of 83,127 at ANZ Stadium. That an Australia national side missing its European contingent was facing South Korea in an East Asian Cup encounter at virtually exactly the same time as the remainder of the A League was in action underlined the scratch nature of Ange Postecoglou’s team. Little wonder they struggled defensively, with Danny Welbeck exchanging passes with Lingard before firing an early chance straight at Ante Covic. It was not long before the same pair were combining to score the first goal of Moyes’ time in charge. Showing imagination to dummy Ryan Giggs’ pass, Welbeck allowed the ball to run on to an unmarked Lingard. The 20-year-old kept his nerve to put the visitors in front from 10 yards. Thomas Broich fizzed a shot over from the edge of the area but this never looked like being a repeat of last Saturday’s stuttering display. A late arrival on United’s pre-season tour, Van Persie was only introduced for the final half hour after a heavy week’s training. But it was long enough to claim the assist for Danny Welbeck’s second before atoning for an uncharacteristic miss by driving home from close range almost immediately afterwards. last_img read more

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Richard Kinston still dreams of a Black Stars return- brother Laryea

first_imgEx Black Stars goalkeeper Richard Kinston is still eyeing a return to the Black Stars team after over two years of absence, according to his brother Laryea.Kingston who is currently without a club lost his place as the Black Stars first choice goalie to Adam Kwarasey before the 2012 Nations Cup in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea.Kingston, popularly known as Olele, is remembered for his exploits at the 2006 World Cup in Germany where he emerged as one of the best goalkeepers of the tournament.He was also key in Ghana’s silver medal winning feat at the 2010 Nations Cup in Angola and the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.The 34-year-old who has since been frozen from the Black Stars team due to his lack of competitive football is still keen on a return to the Black Stars.But his younger brother Laryea Kingson says the former Blackpool glovesman has not given up on his international future. “He still feels he has what it takes to help the national team again,” he told Joy sports“He has an advantage because he is a goalkeeper and for them they can keep for a very long time.“He is still active and every time we are talking is all about football and for him he still wants to play.”Kingston has been out of competitive football for over two seasons since his released from English side Blackpool.last_img read more

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Artemi Panarin free agency rumors: Blue Jackets reportedly make massive offer to keep winger

first_imgAlso hear the CBJ offered around $12 M or so a year over 8 years …. https://t.co/eb26X03wqT— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) July 1, 2019Panarin posted a career-high 87 points (28-59–87) and a plus-14 rating in 79 games this season along with 11 points (5-6–11) in 10 playoff games.NHL free agency rumors 2019: Live updates, news on signings, trades and moreThe Athletic’s George Richards reported Panarin is likely on his way to the Florida Panthers along with Columbus teammate and two-time Vezina Trophy winner Sergei Bobrovsky. However, with over $28 million to spend on free agents, the Blue Jackets could marginally outbid the Panthers, who only have $25 million in cap space. While the difference is likely not enough to change their minds, Columbus is clearly prepared to spend the necessary money to remain a contender in the NHL. The Columbus Blue Jackets desperately want to keep Artemi Panarin.Despite all reports that he will not resign with the team, TSN’s Pierre Lebrun reported the Blue Jackets offered the 2016 Calder Trophy winner an eight-year contract with an AAV of $12 million. The contract would give Panarin the second highest AAV in the NHL behind only Connor McDavid.last_img read more

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