Wednesday July 30, 2014 July Finished

  1. Premier League - Manchester United down Inter on penalties

    Premier League - Manchester United down Inter on penalties

    Manchester United edged past Inter Milan in a 5-3 penalty shoot-out victory, after being held to a goalless draw during normal time. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Internazionale
    • Manchester United
    • - FLETCHER SCORES! And United have the victory! 5-3. Thanks for tuning in.
    • - MISS! Andreolli smashes the crossbar!
    • - KAGAWA SCORES! 4-3 to United!
    • - TAIDER SCORES! 3-3.
    • - CLEVERLY SCORES! Three out of three.
    • - M'VILA SCORES! Just about, De Gea got his hand to it but can't keep the ball out.
    • - HERNANDEZ SCORES! Two out of two for United.
    • - GUARIN SCORES! Into the corner.
    • - YOUNG SCORES! First penalty is dispatched.
    • - PENALTY SHOOT-OUT! There are no draws in this competition and spot-kicks will decide this contest.
    • 90' Two additional minutes will be played.
    • 89' WIDE! Zaha cuts in from the wing and fires a shot just wide of the post. Close...
    • 88' BOOKING: Andreolli is yellow carded after clattering into Tom Cleverley.
    • 86' FANTASTIC STOP! De Gea is called into action for the first time this evening as he has to be at full stretch to deny Guarin's wonderful attempt from a free-kick.
    • 85' Hernandez fires a dangerous cross across goal but no one is in the right area. The Mexican has looked really impressive since his introduction.
    • 83' INTER SUB: Guarin is on for Jonathan.
    • 81' GET UP! Cleverly falls in the penalty area under an Inter challenge but despite appeals from the midfielder, the referee waves play on.
    • 80'
    • 78' Fantastic play from Hernandez who skips past a challenge before delivering a delicious low cross towards goal but Ranocchia does well to clear.
    • 76' Nani may only be on the pitch from half-time but he's been replaced again as Hernandez comes on in his place.
    • 74' STILL NO BREAKTHROUGH: United go close twice more as Nani's shot is well saved and Kagawa is denied the rebound by a sliding tackle.
    • 72' Vidic is applauded off the field as he is replaced by Andreolli.
    • 70' CLEVERLY! So close! The midfielder tries a spectacular half-volley after meeting Young's cross just outside the penalty area but the ball flashes agonisingly over the bar.
    • 68' Zaha collects the ball inside the Inter half and looks for a defence splitting pass towards Nani but he is unable to find his team mate.
    • 67' We haven't saw anything from Inter, bar a couple of set-pieces which caused little trouble for United in the first-half.
    • 65' Inter subs coming on include Lexalt, Nagatomo and Taider.
    • 63'
    • 62' United are beginning to turn the screw a little as Young turns in a dangerous low cross towards the near post which is cleared. The subsequent corner doesn't come to anything.
    • 60' LOVELY MOVE! Nani plays a lovely one-two with Kagawa and shoots narrowly over the bar. Neat football from United.
    • 59' It's still 0-0 with almost an hour played. Just a reminder, if the scores are level at full-time, then we go straight to a penalty shoot-out.
    • 57' Kagawa concedes a cheap free-kick to relieve some of the pressure from Inter.
    • 56' Nani has the ball in a dangerous position in the centre of the park but, with several team mates making runs, he gives the ball away straight to an opponent.
    • 54' We haven't saw too much from Zaha in a Man Utd shirt but he's just shown his blistering pace by accelerating with the ball at his feet behind the Inter defence but Vidic comes across to make the challenge to prevent the shot.
    • 52'
    • 51' United continue to put pressure on the Inter defence as the corner is nervously cleared for a second corner which is headed over the bar by Evans.
    • 50' Shaw wins a corner after his cross was blocked, not a bad first contribution.
    • 49' Yann M'Vila is on for Inter as one of their half-time changes — he joined from Rubin Kazan in Russia this summer.
    • 48' United have been guilty of giving away possession cheaply on a couple of occasions so far in the second-half.
    • 47' United team for the second-half: De Gea; M Keane, Evans, Blackett; Young, Cleverley, Fletcher, Kagawa, Shaw; Zaha, Nani. That's eight changes from the starting XI. Evans, Fletcher and Young remain from the first-half side.
    • 46' The second-half is upon us. Changes will be detailed shortly.
    • -
    • - And that's the half-time whistle. A fairly uneventful match so far but LVG will be the happier of the two managers.
    • 43' Rooney picks out Fletcher on the edge of the area but instead of shooting, the Scottish international tries to pick out a team mate with a dinked pass but, once again, Inter defend well.
    • 41' It's still goalless here at the FedEx, though United have been the better side.
    • 39' CLOSE! Mata takes an effort 30 yards from goal but his left-footed effort is inches wide of the post. He has been very lively so far and he has been a real positive story of United's pre-season.
    • 37' Fantastic build-up play from United sees Mata and Rooney linking up superbly well, playing a one-two, which releases the Spanish international in space in the penalty area but instead of shooting, he opts to find Rooney, only to find an Inter defender. But that's the best football we've seen thus far.
    • 35' Both teams are playing a 3-5-2 system tonight and so far both sides have cancelled each other out.
    • 33' Terrific work from Valencia as he tracks Dodo the whole way back deep inside the United half before winning the ball.
    • 31' Over half an hour played and it's still goalless here. Not too much to tell you at present.
    • 29' Top defending from Vidic which the United faithful have become used to over the years as a searching pass from Rooney looks to pick out Welbeck only for the Serbian defender to intercept.
    • 29' United win a free-klck and an opportunity to put the ball into the Inter's box is presented but a really poor delivery from Mata disappoints.
    • 27' United's defence holds strong as Dodo looks to pick out Icardi with a lobbed pass. Lindegaard is quick off his line though.
    • 25'
    • 23' PREVIOUS MEETINGS: United have faced Inter on four previous occasions, all in the Champions League. The first tie - in 1999 - featured a 2-0 win at Old Trafford that was followed by a 1-1 draw at the San Siro. More recently, United faced off against Jose Mourinho’s men in 2009, once again emerging victorious via the means of a 2-0 home win after a first leg stalemate.
    • 21' It's all gone a bit sloppy here, though the match is still being played at a frantic pace. Still 0-0.
    • 19' Herrera loses the ball in midfield and then commits a foul trying to win possession back.
    • 18' NOT THIS TIME: Rooney picks the ball up outside the box, in a similar position he scored THAT goal against Roma, but this time he can't keep his effort under the bar.
    • 16' BOOKED: Valencia goes into the referee's book after a tackle from behind on Dodo. There didn't look to be too much in it but the Inter man rolled around the ground and was then quick to get onto his feet when he had won the free-kick.
    • 15' The corner doesn't come to anything.
    • 14' Inter have gone close for the first time in the contest as a square pass from Icardi picks out Jonathan who just delayed his shot, allowing the defender to get in the way of the effort. Corner-kick.
    • 13' Did you know? Inter are the only Italian club never relegated from Serie A.
    • 11' GOOD SAVE! The corner is delivered onto the head of Jones who connects really well with the ball but Handanovic does really well to make the save!
    • 10' Valencia wins United a corner after some decent link up play with Rooney released the wing-back on the flank.
    • 8' Inter's early contributions to the opening minutes of the match has been to play direct balls towards Botta and Icardi up front but the United defence have dealt with it all too easy so far.
    • 6' Herrera picks the ball up from midfield and tries to lift the ball over Handanovic but he gets his shot wrong. Goal-kick.
    • 4' Some neat foot work from Herrera picks out Rooney and draws some cheers from the crowd but the Englishman gives the ball away.
    • 3' Vidic gets his first touch of the ball against his former club. It'll be interesting to see how his first challenge comes in against.
    • 2' A frantic start to the match with United on the attack, finding gaps in Inter's defence with Mata picking the ball up in acres of space on the flank but his cross can't find a team mate.
    • 1' And we're off! Man Utd in their third kit, Inter wearing this season's away strip.
    • 00.30
    • 00.25 FIVE MINUTES TO KICK-OFF: Get involved with tonight's commentary via Twitter @jdebnam11. What are your predictions? This reporter is going for a 2-2 draw.
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    • 00.20 Man Utd will be watched by legendary former boss Sir Alex Ferguson, who is set to be with the team for the Washington leg and their final friendly against Real Madrid in Michigan.
    • 00.15 3-5-2 ALL AROUND: Inter Milan are also using a 3-5-2 system and have made only change from their penalty shoot-out victory against Real Madrid with Rene Krhin replacing Joel Obi. United may have fielded a strong line-up but Inter boss Walter Mazzarri appears keen to experiment with a mixture of youth and experienced players.
    • 00.10 SAME AGAIN: Louis van Gaal has named a strong line-up and will once again use the 3-5-2 formation which has brought them two wins from two so far in pre-season. Barring the exclusion of David De Gea, Robin Van Persie and the seemingly unfit Luke Shaw, LVG has named probably his strongest starting XI available to him at this stage. The system has certainly resulted in plenty of goals with 10 coming in two games and all eyes will be on United’s front three tonight once again, but they’ll have to get by former defender, Nemanja Vidic.
    • 00.05 MAN UTD: Lindegaard; Smalling, Jones, Evans; Valencia, Fletcher, Herrera, Young; Mata; Rooney, Welbeck. Subs: De Gea, Zaha, Kagawa, Nani, Cleverley, Blackett, Smalling, M.Keane, Hernandez, Lingard. /// INTER MILAN: Handanovic; Ranocchia, Vidic, Juan Jesus; D'Ambrosio, Jonathan, Kuzmanovic, Krhin, Dodò; Botta, Icardi. Subs: Andreolli, Schelotto, Guarin, Obi, Taider, Mbaye, Silvestre, Puscas, Carrizo, Berni, Nagatomo, M'Vila, Laxalt, Bonazzoli.
    • 00.00 Good morning/evening (depending where in the world you are) and welcome to Eurosport’s LIVE coverage of Manchester United and Internazionale in Group A of the International Champions Cup at the FedEx Field stadium, Washington. Team news coming right up.
  • Summary

    • - FLETCHER SCORES! And United have the victory! 5-3. Thanks for tuning in.
    • - PENALTY SHOOT-OUT! There are no draws in this competition and spot-kicks will decide this contest.
    • 89' WIDE! Zaha cuts in from the wing and fires a shot just wide of the post. Close...
    • 86' FANTASTIC STOP! De Gea is called into action for the first time this evening as he has to be at full stretch to deny Guarin's wonderful attempt from a free-kick.
    • 81' GET UP! Cleverly falls in the penalty area under an Inter challenge but despite appeals from the midfielder, the referee waves play on.
    • 74' STILL NO BREAKTHROUGH: United go close twice more as Nani's shot is well saved and Kagawa is denied the rebound by a sliding tackle.
    • 70' CLEVERLY! So close! The midfielder tries a spectacular half-volley after meeting Young's cross just outside the penalty area but the ball flashes agonisingly over the bar.
    • 60' LOVELY MOVE! Nani plays a lovely one-two with Kagawa and shoots narrowly over the bar. Neat football from United.
    • 39' CLOSE! Mata takes an effort 30 yards from goal but his left-footed effort is inches wide of the post. He has been very lively so far and he has been a real positive story of United's pre-season.
    • 18' NOT THIS TIME: Rooney picks the ball up outside the box, in a similar position he scored THAT goal against Roma, but this time he can't keep his effort under the bar.
    • 16' BOOKED: Valencia goes into the referee's book after a tackle from behind on Dodo. There didn't look to be too much in it but the Inter man rolled around the ground and was then quick to get onto his feet when he had won the free-kick.
    • 11' GOOD SAVE! The corner is delivered onto the head of Jones who connects really well with the ball but Handanovic does really well to make the save!

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