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Pre-season round-up: United in late collapse, Kane at the double
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Sean Wilson
Jadon Sancho scored but was unable to help Manchester United to victory over Aston Villa
Jadon Sancho scored but was unable to help Manchester United to victory over Aston Villa

Manchester United’s perfect pre-season record came to an end after a late collapse saw them draw 2-2 with Aston Villa in Perth. 

Tottenham, meanwhile, triumphed 2-1 over Rangers, with Harry Kane playing a starring role. 

A collection of other Premier League clubs also took to the field as they continued their off-season preparations, with Crystal Palace, Wolves and Brighton among the few to claim victories.

Manchester United 2-2 Aston Villa

United boss Erik ten Hag was left frustrated after his side surrendered the lead late on to draw with Aston Villa down under.

Jadon Sancho opened the scoring with his third pre-season goal in just four games, continuing his promising form so far. 

A Matty Cash own goal ensured the Red Devils went into the break two up. But they were unable to hold onto their lead. 

Shortly after the restart, Leon Bailey halved the deficit to hand Steven Gerrard’s men a lifeline. 

It looked as though United had eked out another win as the game drew to a close. But defender Calum Chambers grabbed a rare goal in the 93rd minute to snatch a draw for Villa.

Rangers 1-2 Spurs

Kane put any talk of a switch to Bayern Munich aside to score twice as Tottenham beat Rangers 2-1 at Ibrox. 

Having beaten a K-League XI 6-3 and drawn 1-1 with Sevilla, Antonio Conte picked a strong starting line-up — with new signings Richarlison, Clement Lenglet, Yves Bissouma, Djed Spence, Ivan Perisic and Fraser Forster coming off the bench.

Kane was once again the star of the show, scoring twice in the space of six second-half minutes to cancel out Antonio Colak’s opener for the Scottish side. 

The England captain has now scored five times in just three pre-season games and appears to be playing himself into form ahead of the start of the season.

Other games:

Luton 1-1 West Ham 

QPR 0-3 Crystal Palace 

Besiktas 0-3 Wolves 

Reading 1-2 Brighton 

Wolfsburg 4-0 Brentford 

Bournemouth 0-1 Bristol City 

Union Berlin 1-0 Nottingham Forest 

Watford 0-0 Southampton


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