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Dong Fangzhuo

Ka­izer Chiefs 0 Man­chester Uni­ted 1, New­lands Sta­dium, Friendly Mat­ch, Ju­ly 18, 2006. Dong Fang­zhuo sco­red a late win­ner as Man­chester Uni­ted be­at Ka­izer Chiefs 1-0 in Cape To­wn. Un­for­tu­nately, Uni­ted mid­fielder Kier­an Richard­son had to leave the field wi­th an ankle in­jury fol­low­ing a chal­lenge by So­uth Africa de­fender Cyril Nzama on the hour mark. 

Eng­lish Pre­mier Lea­gue run­ners-up Man­chester Uni­ted had de­feated Milutin Sredojevic´s Or­lando Pir­ates by a com­pre­hens­ive 4-0 score at the Kings Park Sta­dium in Durb­an just three days earli­er but fou­nd it much harder ag­ainst Ernst Middendorp´s men in Cape To­wn. Sir Al­ex Fer­guson had on­ly made one change to the Man­chester Uni­ted te­am which de­feated The Buc­can­eers, wi­th Dan­ny Simp­son re­pla­cing fel­low back four man Phil Bard­s­ley. Ka­izer Chiefs de­fen­ded well from the be­gin­ning and were dan­ger­ous on the counter at­tack as the friendly ga­me pro­gressed. Man­chester Uni­ted, for their part, squan­dered sev­er­al de­cent scor­ing op­por­tun­it­ies bo­th sides of the ha­lf-time break and the mat­ch re­mained goal­less un­til late in the sec­ond pe­riod when Chinese for­ward Dong Fang­zhuo re­gistered the win­ner for the Old Traf­ford out­fit as he met a pull-back from Scot­tish mid­field play­maker Dar­ren Fletch­er wi­th a right-foot strike from six yards in the 83rd min­ute of the Vo­da­com Chal­lenge clash wi­th the Jo­han­nes­burg club. Ka­izer Chiefs push­ed hard for an equal­ising goal in the clos­ing sta­ges and Gert Schalk­wyk, Shaun Bart­lett, and Da­vid Obua all came clo­se to scor­ing for The Glam­our Boys. Ka­izer Chiefs Te­am: Rowen Fernan­dez, Cyril Nzama, Shaun Bart­lett, Jim­my Tau, Da­vid Obua, Gert Schalk­wyk, Ar­thur Zwane, Siy­a­bonga Nkosi, Ditheko Mo­toto, Patrick Mayo, Em­manuel Ngobese. Sub­stitutes: Thabo Mooki, Da­vid Radebe, Da­vid Math­ebula, Fa­bi­an Mc­Carthy, Tinashe Nen­go­masha, Ger­ald Sibeko, Siphiwe Mk­honza, Ka­izer Motaung Ju­ni­or, Louis Agye­mang, Serge Djie­h­oua, Itumeleng Khune. Man­chester Uni­ted Te­am: Ben Fo­ster, Dan­ny Simp­son, John O’Shea, Wes Bro­wn, Pat­rice Ev­ra, Dar­ren Fletch­er, Paul Scho­les, Ry­an Gig­gs, Kier­an Richard­son, Gi­useppe Ros­si, Ole Gun­nar Sol­skjaer. Sub­stitutes: Liam Miller, Da­vid Jones, Chris Eagles, Dar­ron Gib­son, Dong Fang­zhuo, Phil Bard­s­ley, Jon­athan Evans, Lu­ke Steele.


Dong Fangzhuo Quickfacts

Af­ter ma­king his in­ter­na­tion­al de­but for China in a 1-0 friendly loss to Ger­many at Volk­s­park­sta­di­on on the 12th of Oct­ober 2005, Dong Fang­zhuo pro­ceeded to play six­teen ga­mes for his nation.


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