Hong Kong 0 Man Utd 2

Dong Fangzhuo

Hong Kong 0 Man­chester Uni­ted 2, Hong Kong Sta­dium Friendly Mat­ch, Ju­ly 23, 2005. Man­chester Uni­ted kicked off their 2005 pre-sea­son tour wi­th a 2-0 win over the Hong Kong Na­tion­al Te­am. Fol­low­ing a goal­less fir­st ha­lf, Gi­useppe Ros­si han­ded Uni­ted the lead on 69 min­utes be­fore Dong Fang­zhuo sco­red the sec­ond goal of the day five min­utes later. 

Man­chester United´s clash wi­th Hong Kong was the fir­st mat­ch of their Asi­an tour to China and Ja­pan in 2005. The Old Tra­ford si­de dom­in­ated pro­ceed­ings from the very start ag­ainst The Dragons, and Ruud van Nistel­rooy, Way­ne Roo­ney, Park Ji-Sung, and Paul Scho­les all came clo­se to scor­ing for the tour­ists dur­ing the fir­st pe­riod of the con­test. Fol­low­ing the ha­lf time re­fresh­ments, Man­chester Uni­ted fi­nally ma­naged to break the de­fens­ive dead­lock in the 69th min­ute of the friendly fix­ture as a low cross by Ry­an Gig­gs fou­nd New Jer­sey born Italy U18 in­ter­na­tion­al Gi­useppe Ros­si who fou­nd the back of the net from just a few yards out in front of an at­tend­ance of al­most 35,000 people at the Hong Kong Sta­dium. And shortly af­ter­wards, for­mer Dali­an Saide­long and Dali­an Shide stri­ker Dong Fang­zhou, who was ma­king his fir­st seni­or ap­pear­ance for The Reds, ad­ded a sec­ond goal for the vis­it­ing te­am when he hit a fine fin­ish in­to the bot­tom cor­ner of the net af­ter a mis­take by Happy Val­ley and Hong Kong shot stop­per Fan Chun-yip. Hong Kong Te­am: Fan Chun-Yip, Man Pei-Tak, Lee Wai-Lun, Lau Chi-Keung, Au Wai-Lun, Ch­eung Sai-Ho, Chan Wai-Ho, Chan Ho-Man, Lee Wai-Man, Poon Yiu-Ch­euk, Chu Siu-Kei. Sub­stitutes: Lee Chi-Ho, Law Chun-Bong, Li Hang-Wui, Wong Chun-Yue, Chan Yiu-Lun, Poon Man-Yik, Law Chun-Bong. Man­chester Uni­ted Te­am: Ed­win van der Sar, Rio Fer­dinand, Phil Ne­ville, Ger­ard Pique, Kier­an Richard­son, Ritch­ie Jones, Dar­ren Fletch­er, Paul Scho­les, Ruud van Nistel­rooy, Park Ji-Sung, Way­ne Roo­ney. Sub­stitutes: Tim How­ard, Phil Bard­s­ley, Ry­an Gig­gs, Lu­is Saha, Guiseppe Ros­si, John O’Shea, Ga­ry Ne­ville, Alan Smith, Mi­kael Sil­vestre, Jose Kle­ber­son, Dong Fangzhou.


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