Borussia Dortmund 3 – Manchester City 1 (Pre-season friendly, August 4, 2010) Gareth Barry’s rash sliding tackle gave away a 9th minute penalty which Lucas Barrios converted to fire Dortmund ahead. City were behind for just two minutes before Wright-Phillips whipped in a cross from the right that Jo finished in the box. City were lucky to get into the break level after Kolarov gave away the second penalty of the night but this time Joe Hart made a great save to deny Barrios. The Citizens fell behind five minutes after the break, Japanese forward Shinji Kagawa bagged his second goal since joining the Germans after Mancini’s defence were torn apart. A late third from Polish star Robert Lewandowski, after Kolo Toure was turned inside-out, sent mega-bucks City home empty handed.
Hamburg 2 – Chelsea 1 (Pre-season friendly, August 4, 2010) Chelsea break the deadlock with Hamburg midway through the first half, Essien teeing up Frank Lampard for the easy opener after Pitroipa had given the ball away on the edge of his box. Early in the second half Chelsea’s Nicolas Anelka had a goal (harshly?) disallowed as the Frenchman bustled his way into the box before clipping the ball home. The Blues threw away their advantage in the 73rd minute when an ambitious Zhirkov backpass caught Turnball flatfooted and Mladen Petric burst in to bundle the ball home. The Pensioners blew it at the death, Terry was the culprit as the ball ran to Son Heung-Min in the box, the South Korean starlet ran Carvalho ragged before finishing low past Turnbull for the winner.
Everton 2 – Everton CD 0 (Pre-season friendly, August 4, 2010) Jermaine Beckford’s superb header and Diniyar Bilyaletdinov’s second from a corner saw Everton continue their impressive pre-season in a historic match against their Chilean namesakes.
Wigan 1 – Zaragoza 3 (Pre-season friendly, August 4, 2010) Wigan fell behind to Zaragoza just after the half hour when Jorge Lopez scored from the spot. Wigan were gifted an equaliser right on the stroke of half-time when Carlos Diogo rolled a free-kick straight into the path of Ben Watson and he played in Charles N’Zogbia to round goalkeeper Leo Franco and tap into an empty net. Zaragoza restored their lead 15 minutes from time when Braulio Nobrega fired home past Kirkland. Gabriel Fernandez sealed the win for the Spaniards with a stunning 35-yard effort soon after.
Hearts 0 – Wolves 2 (Pre-season friendly, August 3, 2010) Mick McCarthy’s side opened the scoring in the fourth minute when Greg Halford fired home a free-kick after Kevin Doyle was brought down by Darren Barr. Halford was also involved in Wolves’ second in the 18th minute, his long throw being met with a bullet header from Stephen Ward, while Doyle saw his shot hit the post in the 73rd minute.