United get first win under Moyes

  • Last Updated: July 21 2013, 12:44 BST

A review of Saturday's major pre-season friendly action, including victories for Manchester United and Liverpool.

Jesse Lingard celebrates his second goal for United
Jesse Lingard celebrates his second goal for United

Jesse Lingard and Danny Welbeck scored twice as Manchester United beat the A-League All-Stars 5-1 to give David Moyes his first win as manager.

The impressive Lingard rolled in the opener after 11 minutes, before Welbeck doubled United's advantage before the break in Sydney.

Lingard blasted in a superb third after the All-Stars had reduced the deficit early in the second half, with Welbeck nodding in his second and United's fourth before he was immediately substituted.

Robin van Persie also wasted no time in picking up where he left off last season with the final goal.

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 Welbeck's second before atoning for an uncharacteristic miss by driving home from close range almost immediately afterwards.

Liverpool got their pre-season tour off to a winning start as goals from Philippe Coutinho and Raheem Sterling handed them a comfortable 2-0 win over an Indonesia XI in Jakarta.

Coutinho got the Reds going with a 10th-minute opener and Sterling sealed the win two minutes from time as Brendan Rodgers' men prepared to go to Australia to face Melbourne Victory on Wednesday.

Elsewhere, Aston Villa twice had to come from behind to earn a 2-2 draw at Wycombe.

Matt Lowton, who signed a new four-year contract with Villa yesterday, headed his side back on level terms from Leandro Bacuna's cross midway through the first half after Martin McCoy had caught Brad Guzan unawares with a dipping cross-shot.

Wycombe went ahead for a second time just after the half-hour mark through Leon Johnson's header, but Ashley Westwood had the last word with a curling free-kick seven minutes into the second half.

West Ham suffered their first defeat of the pre-season programme, going down 4-1 against Mainz at the Stadion am Bruchweg.

The Hammers trailed 2-0 at half-time through goals from Dani Schahin and Nicolai Muller and, although Joe Cole volleyed the visitors back into contention at the start of the second period, Shawn Parker re-established the Bundesliga side's two-goal cushion by converting a controversial 74th-minute penalty and Sebastian Polter sealed matters four minutes later.

Premier League new boys Crystal Palace edged Dagenham and Redbridge 2-1 at Victoria Road in their pre-season opener.

Trialist Atdhe Nuhiu put the Eagles ahead 11 minutes before half-time, sweeping home Quincy Owusu-Abeyie's low cross, and Owen Garvan doubled their advantage from the penalty spot in the 56th minute after right-back Quade Taylor had been brought down by Afolabi Obafemi.

Medy Elito halved the deficit 12 minutes later, converting the second spot-kick of the game after Taylor had tripped Zavon Hines, but the Daggers could not find an equaliser.

Newcastle suffered their first pre-season defeat on Saturday as they crashed 3-1 to Rio Ave on Portuguese soil.

A quick-fire brace from Hassan had Alan Pardew's side on the back foot, and a third goal was added for the hosts by Braga.

The Magpies improved after the interval, but had only a solitary strike from Shola Ameobi to show for their efforts.

Southampton crushed Spanish minnows Palamos 8-0 in their latest pre-season friendly, with Guly grabbing a hat-trick.

Saints netted three times before the interval, before surging towards the finishing post with a further five efforts after the break.

Club captain Adam Lallana opened the floodgates with just eight minutes on the clock, and Jason Puncheon doubled the visitors' lead six minutes later.

It took until the 36th minute for Southampton to break through for a third time, with Morgan Schneiderlin getting in on the act.

Jay Rodriguez calmly slotted home from the penalty spot on the hour mark, before Guly took centre stage.

The Brazilian forward netted three times in the space of nine second half minutes - with Palamos carved open on 63, 65 and 72 minutes.

It was left to Luke Shaw to put the final nail in the hosts' coffin, with the teenage full-back completing the scoring five minutes from time.

Hull, who have been preparing for their return to the top flight at a warm-weather training camp in Portugal, played out a goalless draw with Sheffield Wednesday in Albufeira.

In a game of few clear-cut chances, the Tigers needed a goal-line clearance by Alex Bruce from Jermaine Johnson's effort to ensure they did not slip to defeat against their Yorkshire rivals.

A top-class strike from Bristol City's Liam Kelly was enough to beat Forest Green 1-0 at The New Lawn.

The Robins fans who made the short trip were celebrating after just 10 minutes when Kelly's curling 20-yard effort flew in via the far post.

And Kelly could have grabbed a second but fired over the bar after a smart lay-off from Sam Baldock before the break.

Trialist Marlon Harewood's powerful drive was only kept out by a fine block by Dale Bennett and, at the other end, City were let off when Ben Wright and then Yan Klukowski both rattled the woodwork.

A superb solo goal from summer signing Jamie Paterson saw Nottingham Forest fight back for a 2-2 draw against Royal Antwerp at the City Ground.

Despite taking the lead early on, Forest fell behind to the team managed by former Reds coach Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink.

Matt Derbyshire added to his goal against Chesterfield in the week with another from the penalty spot in the seventh minutes before substitutes Jordan Faucher and Roy Bakkenes struck in the second half to put the Belgian side ahead.

But Paterson, a recent arrival from Walsall, ensured the game finished all square when he turned midway inside the Antwerp half before knocking the ball between defenders and keeping his cool to finish with nine minutes remaining.

Trialist Adam McGurk secured a 1-1 draw for Birmingham at Oxford and was denied a late winner at the Kassam Stadium.

The Northern Ireland international winger, released by Tranmere at the end of last season, fired City level just before half-time after Deane Smalley had put League Two Oxford into the lead in the 25th minute courtesy of a strong run and finish.

McGurk then had a chance to clinch victory for Blues in injury time but saw his header superbly tipped over by goalkeeper Ryan Clarke.

Charlton recorded an emphatic 3-0 win over League Two Portsmouth at Fratton Park.

In front of an impressive crowd of 8,557 the visitors broke the deadlock in the 34th minute, Bradley Pritchard heading home Cedric Evina's cross at the end of a swift counter-attack.

Callum Harriott added the second after the break before Yann Kermorgant got his name on the scoresheet from the penalty spot shortly after stepping off the bench.

Barnsley twice came behind to share a 2-2 pre-season draw with Wolves at Oakwell.

Zeli Ismail converted Jake Cassidy's cross after just three minutes to put Wanderers - League One title favourites following back-to-back relegations - ahead after just three minutes.

But the Tykes were quickly level as Jacob Mellis converted neatly from 12 yards.

Danny Batth's flicked header put Wolves back in front in the 20th minute but hosts Barnsley levelled for a second time just before the hour mark, Chris O'Grady turning and slotting home after a well-worked move.

Shrewsbury and Bolton played out a 3-3 draw in an action-packed pre-season friendly at the Greenhous Meadow.

Marvin Sordell's powerful strike and Chris Eagles' well-taken finish sandwiched John Marsden's equaliser, before Sordell added his second with another sunning effort just before half-time to hand the Trotters a 3-1 advantage.

Yet SkyBet League One Town hit back after the break to claim a draw, Paul Parry matching Sordell's eye for the spectacular before loan signing Akwasi Asante nicked the ball off Zat Knight to duly draw the Shropshire outfit level 13 minutes from time.

Theo Robinson scored a hat-trick and set up Derby's other goal as the Rams continued their pre-season preparations with a 4-1 win at Buxton.

Robinson, who has been made available for transfer by the Rams, headed home Michael Jacobs' free-kick in the 10th minute and was on hand again from close range just four minutes later to tap in Nathan Tyson's low cross.

Former Chesterfield defender Derek Niven replied for the Evo-Stik League Premier Division side just before the half hour mark. He got on the end of a corner eight yards out but it has to be said that it was not good defending by Derby.

Shortly afterwards Robinson turned provider when his cross was converted by Jacobs.

Buxton were denied another goal when substitute Mark Reed saw his penalty saved by Saul Deeney before Robinson completed his hat-trick with 10 minutes remaining, capitalising on a poor back pass and sliding his shot beyond Andy Warrington.

Craig Westcarr's solitary strike ensured Walsall claimed the scalp of Championship side Leeds in an entertaining pre-season friendly at the Banks's Stadium.

Westcarr fired home the only goal of the game from just inside the penalty area after 11 minutes following good work from former United academy graduate James Baxendale.

Both sides enjoyed a host of chances to add to the scoreline but were denied by wayward finishing or great goalkeeping, Leeds stopper Paddy Kenny producing the save of the game to keep out Saddlers substitute Romaine Sawyers in the second half.

Colin Cooper's Hartlepool frustrated his old team as Pools drew 0-0 with Middlesbrough at Victoria Park.

A strong Boro line-up found home goalkeeper Scott Flinders in fine form. He denied Grant Leadbitter twice in the opening half an hour while Marvin Emnes shot straight at Flinders when well placed.

The solid and well-organised visitors did have chances with Luke James going close but they conceded a penalty with 16 minutes remaining when Emnes was fouled.

However, once again Flinders was up to the challenge and superbly kept out Lukas Jutkiewicz's spot-kick.

Two goals from Danny Ings helped Burnley to a comfortable 4-1 friendly win at Carlisle.

Having previously netted twice in a win over Cork the former Bournemouth forward scored another double after Ross Wallace's opener as the visitors raced into a three-goal lead inside 22 minutes.

Lee Miller's penalty was then superbly kept out by summer signing Tom Heaton before Junior Stanislas added a fine fourth with a clever chip.

And straight from the restart Lewis Guy drilled home a consolation for the Sky Bet League One outfit.

Two goals in as many second-half minutes saw York draw 1-1 with Blackpool at Bootham Crescent.

Blackpool handed a first start to their new signing Bobby Grant and the former Rochdale man forced a save from Michael Ingham early on.

Nathan Eccleston then fired straight at Ingham before being denied again after being set up by Craig Cathcart, who went on to head a great chance over the crossbar as the first half ended goalless.

Against the run of play Michael Coulson opened the scoring for York in the 55th minute from 20 yards out but the Sky Bet Championship side immediately when down the other end and Grant nodded home the equaliser.

A last-gasp leveller from Morten Gamst-Pedersen earned Blackburn a 2-2 draw with Rochdale at Spotland.

The home side took the lead against their Sky Bet Championship opponents after just 12 minutes when Scott Hogan got the better of Scott Dann and fired home.

New Blackburn signing Alan Judge then rattled the post with a curling free-kick before the lead was doubled three minutes after the break thanks to Peter Vincenti - a summer acquisition from Aldershot.

DJ Campbell pulled a goal back in the 61st minute, just seconds after stepping off the bench, and a minute into added time Pedersen curled home a free-kick from 20 yards out.

Of the friendly action including Scottish teams, Celtic showed continued signs of improvement as they registered their first pre-season victory with a 2-1 win over League One side Brentford.

The Scottish champions, who lost four friendly encounters during a summer tour of Germany and Austria, travelled south to London on the back of Wednesday night's three-goal win over Cliftonville in their Champions League second-qualifying round first leg.

But despite fielding a side that included only skipper Efe Ambrose from the win at the Northern Irish side's Solitude home, Neil Lennon's youthful team was too strong for Uwe Rosler's men at Griffin Park.

Amido Balde and Callum McGregor were on target for the Hoops after Adam Forshaw had given the hosts an early advantage.

Former Celtic and Scotland defender Stephen McManus made his first appearance in Motherwell colours as they overcame Morecambe at the Globe Arena.

The central-defender missed out on the Fir Park side's friendly defeat to Newcastle on Tuesday night despite penning a one-year deal the day before, but was in the side that won 2-1 over Jim Bentley's Shrimps.

Trialists Henri Anier and Jack Smith struck for the Steelmen - who will face Russian side Kuban Krasnodar in the Europa League third qualifying round next month - either side of Padraig Arnold's first-half equaliser for the League Two side.

Rangers continued their unbeaten start to their pre-season campaign with a 1-0 win over Dutch second division side FC Emmen.

Irish striker Jon Daly was on target for the Third Division champions as they completed the fifth win of their summer schedule so far.

At Palmerston, administration-hit Hearts continued to put their financial worries to one side as they ground out a goalless draw with Queen of the South.

Jambos boss Gary Locke, who is barred from signing players as a result of the club's transfer embargo, was again forced to name a youthful side but there was a boost for the Tynecastle manager when injured skipper Danny Wilson signalled he may be nearing full fitness when he joined his team-mates for the pre-match warm-up.

St Mirren, meanwhile, suffered their first defeat to local rivals Morton in eight years as they surrendered the Renfrewshire Cup.

The Buddies struck first through Paul McGowan but were forced to level with Gary Teale's strike after David O'Brien and Kabba-Modou Cham had the Greenock side ahead.

However, the visitors to St Mirren Park finally claimed their first trophy success since 2005 when Reece Hands and Cham netted after the break to confirm a 4-2 scoreline.

Ross County earned a 2-2 draw with a Manchester United XI featuring first-team squad members Federico Macheda and Bebe in Dingwall.

Davide Petrucci wiped out Kevin Luckassen's opener for the Staggies with a free-kick before Alex Cooper put the home side ahead for a second time. However, victory for Derek Adam's side was denied with Ryan Tunnicliffe's leveller 25 minutes from time.

County's highland rivals Inverness were also held to a 2-2 stalemate as they journeyed to Kirkcaldy to take on Raith Rovers.

Stuart Anderson and Calum Elliot had the Fifers two up but Paul Watson's own goal halved the deficit at the break and 18-year-old Liam Polworth restored parity with seven minutes remaining.

Niall McGinn was the goal-scoring saviour for Aberdeen once more as his double against Shelbourne ensured the Reds wrapped up their three-game tour of Ireland with a 100 per cent winning record.

Jake Donnelly had put the hosts ahead midway through the first 45 but two goals inside five minutes from Northern Ireland striker McGinn sealed a 2-1 success.

While the Dons were winning in Dublin, Kilmarnock were victorious in Belfast.

The Rugby Park side were in the Northern Irish capital to face Glentoran, triumphing through Dublin-born frontman Paul Heffernan's double.

Steven Lawless was forced to miss Partick Thistle's trip to Arbroath as his partner was giving birth.

However, on-loan Liverpool striker Henoc Mukendi made his first appearance for the Jags in a 1-0 defeat which saw the Scottish Premier League new boys go down to Graham Bayne's winner at Gayfield.


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