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Kagawa ´relieved´ after first United goal

26 August 2012 09:05

Manchester United new boy Shinji Kagawa was relieved after scoring his first goal for the club in their home opener, a 3-2 win against Fulham.

The former Borussia Dortmund star was fortunate to be in the right place at the

right time after pouncing on the rebound from Tom Cleverley's shot to beat a

helpless Mark Schwarzer.


"I worried that I might have been offside," Kagawa told Nikkan afterwards.

"I'm glad the timing worked out. I wanted to score a

goal somehow, so I'm relieved I could do so at our first home game."


While there were questions surrounding Kagawa's role at the club following the

blockbuster signing of Robin van Persie from Arsenal, the Japan international's

dynamic 68-minute performance seems to have erased any doubts that he will be a

valuable asset to Sir Alex Ferguson.


"It's important that I keep playing well in each match," Kagawa said.

"I don't have time to enjoy the moment. Next time I

want to score a goal on my own terms."

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Info

Competition
Premier League
Date
25 August 2012
Game week
2
Kick-off
16:00
Half-time
3 - 1
Full-time
3 - 2
Venue
Old Trafford (Manchester)
Attendance
75352

Goals

0 - 1
3' D. Duff
 (assist by B. Ruiz)
R. van Persie 10'
(assist by P. Evra) 
1 - 1
S. Kagawa 35'  
2 - 1
Rafael 41'
(assist by A. Young) 
3 - 1
3 - 2
64' N. Vidić (OG)

Lineups

# Player Bookings
1
15 64'
3
2 41'
16
7
18
8
23
20 10'
26 35'
Coach: A. Ferguson

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
10
19
11
6
13
14
22
# Player Bookings
7
20
6
2
8
13
32

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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
4 8 +4 13
5 8 +1 13
6 7 +3 11
7 8 +2 11
8 8 +1 11

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