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Lukaku, Rashford score to beat Manchester City

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HOUSTON, July 21: Manchester United�s new signing Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford were on target as the Red Devils defeated Premier League rivals Manchester City 2-0 in their International Champions Cup pre-season clash on Thursday.

The Belgian international grabbed his second goal in his second start for United against a disjointed City at Houston�s NRG Stadium.

England striker Rashford meanwhile continued his impressive pre-season form with his third goal in three games of United�s US tour.

The game was the first ever Manchester derby played on foreign soil and both teams condoled the May 22 attacks at a concert in the city shortly before the kick-off.

United enjoyed the better of the early exchanges, with Henrikh Mkhitaryan testing new City keeper Ederson with a long-range effort just after 20 minutes.

Ander Herrera also tried his luck from distance shortly afterwards but the young Brazilian gathered comfortably.

At the other end meanwhile, City, who handed a debut to new signing Kyle Walker, slowly got into their stride, with a deflected Raheem Sterling effort tipped over by David De Gea.

City should have had a penalty on 31 minutes when youngster Patrick Roberts was tugged back by Chris Smalling as he burst into the area.

Instead Smalling managed to get a foot in and clear with Sterling�s follow-up effort blocked.

Six minutes later United took the lead with a superb goal from Lukaku.

A long clearance from Paul Pogba drew Ederson off his line but Lukaku managed to nod the loose ball past the stranded City goalkeeper before finishing from a tight angle. Two minutes afterwards, United doubled their lead with another swift counter-attack.

This time it was Mkhitaryan who turned creator, releasing Rashford with a deft pass. � Agencies

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Lukaku, Rashford score to beat Manchester City

HOUSTON, July 21: Manchester United�s new signing Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford were on target as the Red Devils defeated Premier League rivals Manchester City 2-0 in their International Champions Cup pre-season clash on Thursday.

The Belgian international grabbed his second goal in his second start for United against a disjointed City at Houston�s NRG Stadium.

England striker Rashford meanwhile continued his impressive pre-season form with his third goal in three games of United�s US tour.

The game was the first ever Manchester derby played on foreign soil and both teams condoled the May 22 attacks at a concert in the city shortly before the kick-off.

United enjoyed the better of the early exchanges, with Henrikh Mkhitaryan testing new City keeper Ederson with a long-range effort just after 20 minutes.

Ander Herrera also tried his luck from distance shortly afterwards but the young Brazilian gathered comfortably.

At the other end meanwhile, City, who handed a debut to new signing Kyle Walker, slowly got into their stride, with a deflected Raheem Sterling effort tipped over by David De Gea.

City should have had a penalty on 31 minutes when youngster Patrick Roberts was tugged back by Chris Smalling as he burst into the area.

Instead Smalling managed to get a foot in and clear with Sterling�s follow-up effort blocked.

Six minutes later United took the lead with a superb goal from Lukaku.

A long clearance from Paul Pogba drew Ederson off his line but Lukaku managed to nod the loose ball past the stranded City goalkeeper before finishing from a tight angle. Two minutes afterwards, United doubled their lead with another swift counter-attack.

This time it was Mkhitaryan who turned creator, releasing Rashford with a deft pass. � Agencies