Friendlies round-up

05 August 2009 08:15
// A bit of a hack but it works// The article snippet is wrapped onto a second line, even when #article-sub is emptyif( $("div#article-sub").children().length == 0 ) {$("div#article-sub").remove();} Manchester United, Liverpool and Rangers were all triumphant in their respective friendly outings on Wednesday night.[LNB] Premier League champions United saw off Primera Division side Valencia 2-0 at Old Trafford.[LNB]Wayne Rooney opened the scoring early in the second half before 19-year-old Tom Cleverley wrapped up the victory.[LNB]Rangers overcame cash-rich Manchester City 3-2 in an entertaining friendly match at Ibrox Stadium.[LNB]Nacho Novo opened the scoring before goals from Stephen Ireland and Martin Petrov turned the game on its head.[LNB]Kenny Miller restored parity for Gers before a striker from David Weir sealed the victory for Walter Smith's team.[LNB]Liverpool saw off FC Lyn 2-0 in Oslo ahead of the new Premier League season.[LNB]The Reds were in action for the first time since Xabi Alonso's move to Real Madrid and the announcement that a fee has been agreed for Roma's Alberto Aquilani.[LNB]Andriy Voronin, who spent last season on loan at Hertha Berlin, opened the scoring for Liverpool on 45 minutes.[LNB]Rafa Benitez's side sealed the victory through French striker David Ngog, who bagged on the hour mark.[LNB]The only concern for Benitez came when Spain winger Albert Riera was forced off injured.[LNB]A Tottenham XI slumped to a 4-1 defeat against Crawley Town, while Blackburn's clash against Hibernian ended in a 0-0 stalemate.[LNB]Birmingham City suffered a disappointing 3-1 defeat against Tamworth, while a West Ham XI lost 1-0 to Bishop's Stortford.[LNB]Elsewhere, Sunderland were comfortable 4-1 winners in their encounter versus Durham City.[LNB]

Source: SKY_Sports