Wayne Rooney’s Man Utd return put in shade by Tom Cleverley’s smart goal
By Danny Griffiths – 26th September, 2012 Wayne Rooney’s Man Utd return put in shade by Tom Cleverley’s smart goal Tom Cleverley stole the limelight from Wayne Rooney with a moment of magic at Old Trafford as Manchester United saw off Newcastle in the Capital One Cup.
Related Tags: Wayne Rooney Tom Cleverley Newcastle Danny Welbeck Darren Fletcher Tom Cleverley continued his impressive season with a goal against Newcastle (Picture: Reuters) The newest England international on Manchester United’s books picked up a pass from Danny Welbeck on the edge of the Newcastle area, took a touch and curled a low shot into the bottom corner for what turned out to be the winner.
It was Cleverley’s first United goal and puts them into the last 16, while making amends for a dreadful miss in the first half when he blazed wide from 15 yards.
Rooney lasted 77 minutes on his return from a gashed thigh suffered against Fulham last month, prompting from a deeper role than usual as United took command.
He was ably assisted by Darren Fletcher, who was made captain for his first start in ten months after being laid low by a bowel condition.
Anderson fired the home side ahead with a superb solo goal just before the break but the Magpies, who have not beaten United at Old Trafford in 20 years, hit back when substitute Papiss Cisse headed home before his overhead kick rocked the bar.
Meanwhile, substitute Ryan Tunnicliffe won 10,000 for his watching father who, when his son was just nine years old, bet 100 he would play for United one day.