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27/09/2012 09:20, Report by Gemma Thompson
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Cleverley eyes more goals

Tom Cleverley hopes his first senior goal for the Reds, in Wednesday's League Cup win over Newcastle, will now spark a flurry of goals for the midfielder.

Cleverley's excellent 58th-minute strike proved to be the decisive goal in an entertaining tie at Old Trafford as Sir Alex's men ran out 2-1 winners.

The 23-year-old admitted the drought in front of goal has been playing on his mind, especially after he struck the ball wide in the first half after being put clean through. But he hopes that having finally broken his duck, the floodgates will now open.

"It's been playing on my mind a little bit because I've always scored goals when I've gone out on loan but I've not been doing it for my club and country," he told MUTV.

"The gaffer gave me a bit [of stick] at half-time for missing the chance in the first half so it was nice to stroke that one in. Hopefully that sets me off on a run now.

"I practice those sorts of finishes a lot in training with Rene [Meulensteen] and when it came to me

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Maiden strike delights Tom

"The gaffer gave me a bit [of stick] at half-time for missing the chance in the first half so it was nice to stroke that one in. Hopefully that sets me off on a run now."

- Tom Cleverley

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