Wednesday July 18, 2012 July Finished

Amazulu FC 0 - 1 Manchester United

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    • Amazulu FC
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    • 92' One last chance for United with a free kick.
    • 91' Valencia is also on for Chicharito.
    • 90' There will be three added minutes!
    • 90' And with his first touch, Kagawa almost puts Berbatov clean through. Adjudged just offside!
    • 89' Man Utd sub: Kagawa on for Hernandez.
    • 88' Senamela caught just offside.
    • 86' Cracking shot from Petrucci cannons back off the underside of the bar. Great effort!
    • 84' The match still being played at a frantic pace as Kagawa is made to wait for his first United appearance.
    • 82' Free kick from Van Heerden just over the bar.
    • 81' Kagawa is warming up!
    • 80' Another half chance. Berbatov lifts the ball over the top to Hernandez but he can’t turn his defender and get the shot away.
    • 78' Another great chance for Lekata but he heads over.
    • 76' Possession: Amazulu 49% - 51% Man Utd
    • 75' End to end stuff still as the hosts win a corner. United clear the danger.
    • 73' Great chance United! Tuncliffe crosses straight into the path of Chicharito but his shot lacks power and is straight at the sub keeper.
    • 71' Blackett finds space down the left but his cross is headed away by the Amazulu defence.
    • 70' United sub: Lingard off for Petruzzi, Tuncliffe on for Scholes.
    • 69' United having to do a lot of defending this second half as another Amazulu effort drifts wide.
    • 68' Amazulu on the attack again but United defend deep and clear the danger.
    • 65' Replays suggest it wasn’t a penalty as substitute keeper Mzimela comes on.
    • 63' Drama as Tyler Blackett looked to have conceded a penalty but the ref waves play on. Close call.
    • 61' There’s hardly been a lull in play tonight, both sides showing plenty of attacking intent. Amazing it’s just 1-0!
    • 59' Another great chance for the hosts as Lekata blasts over from close range.
    • 58' Man Utd sub: Macheda off for Blackett
    • 57' A.Dlamini is causing trouble again and leaps like a salmon to force an excellent save from Lindegaard.
    • 56' Lingard, Carrick and Scholes have certainly been effective and created plenty of chances but it can’t be long before the introduction of Kagawa as Wootton clears for an Amazulu corner.
    • 55' Rasping shot from Senamela outside the box knocked down by Lindegaard.
    • 54' United have been far from secure at the back tonight with their fresh faces and Fergie looks pensive. But doesn’t he always?
    • 53' A mazy run from Macheda wins a corner.
    • 51' Wootton lunges in with an ugly two footer and is lucky just to concede a free kick.
    • 50' Scholes and Carrick still running the show in midfield for United.
    • 49' Amazulu press again and Lindegaard smuggles it behind for a corner.
    • 47' Amazulu catch United on the break and nearly equalise but Lindegaard again denies A.Dlamini with a fine save.
    • 46' Kapini blocks Berbatov’s shot and is then on hand to turn away Chicharito’s effort. Great start.
    • We’re back underway here in Durban. United will look to add to their tally as we wait for the arrival of Shinji Kagawa.
    • An entertaining first half draws to a close. Amazulu 0-1 Man Utd.
    • 45' There will be one minute of added time.
    • 43' Back come Amazulu through Dlamini but United win it back and Macheda flashes a shot just wide! Could already be a cricket score!
    • 41' Berbatov hits his free kick at Kasonga and it’s out for a corner. From the resultant corner, it’s a magnificent volley and equally fine save from Kapini to tip it over.
    • 40' Straight up the other end, Lingard is clean through on goal and is pulled back. In the friendly spirit it’s only a yellow for Nyadombo. Lucky boy!!
    • 38' Great chance for A.Dlamini. He is played through but flashes his shot wide of Lindegaard's post.
    • 37' Amazulu win a free kick and United clear for a corner. Lindegaard claims.
    • 36' Good attack from Amazulu, the Dlaminis looking lively up front.
    • 35' Ten minutes to the break and it’s been an entertaining encounter. United really should be more than a goal to the good.
    • 33' Chicharito is onside but Kapini gets his fingers to his attempted cheeky chip!
    • 28' Dangerous cross from Brady but Kapeni cuts it out.
    • 26' Amazulu now knocking it about nicely but Berbatov tracks back to win back the ball.
    • 24' Straight up the other end and Chicharito is nearly in but his touch lets him down.
    • 23' And they force a great save from Lindegaard, turning it around his post from Dlamini’s shot.
    • 22' Amazulu are not feeling overawed though and are still coming forward. Could be a dangerous tactic!
    • 21' Amazulu are certainly up against it now and that goal has been coming.
    • 19' GOAL United! Great through ball finds Macheda and he side foots home a cool finish.
    • 17' First sight of goal for Amazulu as United caught ball watching at the back. A.Dlamini's shot flashes over. Good chance.
    • 15' Another ball flashes into the box but Amazulu defend well. Kapini claims the corner.
    • 14' Possession: Amazulu 38% - 62% Man Utd
    • 13' Young Wootton attempts to bring the ball down in the box after a great pass but his touch lets him down. A good chance spurned.
    • 11' Good run from Brady down the left but he can’t get his cross away. Corner.
    • 10' Young Lingard looking good so far for United, finding his strikers with nice through balls.
    • 9' Chicharito goes up for a high ball with Kapeni and both end up spread-eagled on the ground. It looked nasty but both players are back up.
    • 8' Scholes flashes a cross across goal but Berbatov is off balance with his shot.
    • 7' Macheda presses down the right and wins a corner.
    • 5' Amazulu still to get out of their own half except for in the opening moments.
    • 4' Shot from Berbatov loops into the hands of Kapeni via a deflection. He’s busy all right early doors!
    • 3' United threaten again but it’s in the hands of Kapeni. He could be in for a busy night!
    • 2' Macheda’s shot is heading towards the far corner and Kapeni saves, just wide of the onrushing Chicharito. Close for United there!
    • 1' Amazulu with early possession but United have a goal kick.
    • We’re underway here in Durban as United kick off their pre-season tour. Can Fergie's men get off to a winning start in South Africa? United playing in their traditional, albeit new, strip of red shirts with white shorts and black socks. Amazulu in blue.
    • 19.10 Happy birthday rings out around the stadium in celebration of Nelson Maldela's 94th birthday.
    • 19.00 The players are making their way out onto the pitch now so the match will be underway a little after 19.00 BST.
    • 18.55 The last time United were in South Africa they faced Kaizer Chiefs in 2008, winning 4-0 in Johannesburg through goals from Ryan Giggs, Wayne Rooney, Tom Cleverley and Fraizer Campbell.
    • 18.50 Man Utd: Lindegaard; Veseli, Ferdinand, Wootton, Brady, Lingard, Carrick, Scholes, Macheda, Chicharito, Berbatov. /// Amazulu: Kapini; vHeerden, Kasonga, Zhuwawo, Mokoro, Mbele ,Vilakazi, Nyadombo, Senamela, G.Dlamini, A.Dlamini.
    • 18.45 Hello and welcome to our live coverage of Manchester United v AmaZulu FC from Durban’s Moses Mabhida Stadium. Kick Off 19.00 BST.
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