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26/12/2008 15:11, Report by Nick Coppack
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Boss: No Japanese hangover

the three points,” he said.

It then appeared the manager was about to replace Tevez (the eventual match-winner) with winger Ji-sung Park.

“Maybe I was,” he said with a wry smile. “At that point I was thinking the match could end in a draw. We were a little worried about our lack of width and I wanted to get Wayne Rooney back in the middle.

“But Carlos scores important goals and he’s come up trumps again.”

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