Monday 29 July 2013
Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong

(Lam 53, Alex 69)

(Welbeck 16, Smalling 22, Fabio 26, Januzaj 50, Lingard 80)

29/07/2013 12:12, Report by Gemma Thompson in Hong Kong
3 of 3 Previous 

Kitchee 2 United 5

Kitchee didn’t let the early second-half setback derail them and they got themselves on the scoresheet on 58 minutes thanks to a sublime strike by Lam. Having collected possession in United’s half he twisted and turned before letting fly with a 20-yard belter into the top corner past the helpless Ben Amos.

Januzaj twice went close to netting his second of the game with two efforts well saved by Wang. Kitchee, meanwhile, buoyed by Lam’s upped the tempo in attack and on 68 minutes United’s earlier four-goal lead was halved thanks to Alex Alkande’s superb run and finish.

The quality goals kept on coming with Lingard cementing his place as the team’s top scorer for this leg of the tour 10 minutes from time with a superb curling effort from the edge of the area.

It was the perfect way to sign off United’s stay in Asia and gives manager David Moyes yet more food for thought as the start of the season edges ever closer.


United: Amos; Fabio (Rafael 72), Smalling, M Keane, Evra (Büttner 46); Zaha (van Persie 81), Carrick (Jones 72), Cleverley, Anderson, Young (Lingard 46); Welbeck (Januzaj 46).

Kitchee: Wang (Guo 89); Tsang (Cheung 62), Comi (Tsang 83), Rehman, Rodriguez; Alex (To 81), Huang, W.Lam (Chan 69), Chu (M.Lam 31 (Gao 87)), Annan (Xu 52); Belencoso (Paramo 73).

3 of 3 Previous