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Revolution-Manchester United final: 1-4

Posted by Frank Dell'Apa, Globe Staff  July 13, 2011 07:18 PM

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Final score, Revolution-Manchester United, 1-4Federico Macheda scored twice and Michael Owen and Ji-Sung Park once before a crowd of 51,523 at Gillette Stadium.

Second half, 61st minute, Revolution-Manchester United, 1-3Federico Macheda scored his second goal of the game, finishing a corner kick at the back post.

Second half, 56th minute, Revolution-Manchester United 1-2Kenny Mansally redirected a low Benny Feilhaber free kick from the penalty arc. Mansally earned the free kick after being fouled by Rio Ferdinand.

Second half, 54th minute, Revolution-Manchester United 0-2Federico Macheda finished a breakaway off a Michael Carrick feed.

Second half, 51st minute, Revolution-Manchester United 0-1Michael Owen finished a Michael Carrick through ball.

Halftime Revolution-Manchester United 0-0Manchester United took some time to warm up, then started finding the range, the Revolution staying in contention as goalkeeper Matt Reis and defender Kevin Alston made late stops.

First half, 45th minute, Revolution-Manchester United 0-0United right winger Nani broke through on the left side, Matt Reis saving.

First half, 41st minute, Revolution-Manchester United 0-0Revolution goalkeeper Matt Reis punched away a point-blank shot by Dimitar Berbatov. Wayne Rooney set up the sequence with a through ball to Fabio. A minute later, Kevin Alston cleared a Rooney left-footer off the line.

First half, 35th minute, Revolution-Manchester United 0-0Wayne Rooney whiffed on a bicycle kick attempt and Michael Carrick shot wide as United started finding spaces in the Revolution defense.

First half, 23d minute, Revolution-Manchester United 0-0Revolution midfielder Pat Phelan got off a low shot from a Rajko Lekic layoff, Anders Lindegaard saving.

First half, 17th minute, Revolution-Manchester United 0-0Benny Feilhaner's recovery halted a Dimitar Berbatov move in the penalty area. Wayne Rooney headed high seconds later.

First half, 12th minute, Revolution-Manchester United 0-0Shalrie Joseph's glancing header went wide off a Chris Tierney cross. Manchester United absorbed pressure for most of the early-going, then started getting into a passing rhythm.

First half, 10th minute, Revolution-Manchester United 0-0A crowd of about 50,000 at Gillette Stadium whistled as referee Mark Geiger delayed the action to switch balls.

Kickoff has been delayed for the Revolution-Manchester United exhibition game, according to a source. The match was scheduled to start at 8:08 p.m., but Manchester United's pre-game warmups ran late.

The national anthem was played at 8 p.m., but neither team's starting lineup had yet left the lockerroom. Referee Mark Geiger spotted the ball in the center circle at 8:11 as Manchester United's Wayne Rooney kicked off.

Revolution-Manchester United starting lineups:

REVOLUTION: Reis; Alston, Coria, Soares, Tierney; Boggs, Phelan, Joseph, Feilhaber, Nyassi; Lekic.
MANCHESTER UNITED: Lindegaard; Fabio, Evans, Vidic, Rafael; Young, Carrick, Anderson, Nani; Rooney, Berbatov.
Referee: Mark Geiger.

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