Rooney salutes Tevez strike


Wayne Rooney hailed strike partner Carlos Tevez after the Argentine came off the bench to fire a vital away goal in the Reds’ 1-1 draw against Lyon.

Tevez entered the fray on 65 minutes and blasted the ball home three minutes from time to earn United a share of the spoils in the first leg of their Champions League last 16 tie.

“Carlos came on and did what he does best – getting on the ball and creating chances and thankfully he took one of them,” Rooney told Sky Sports.

“It’s always crucial to get an away goal and 1-1 is a lot better than losing 1-0 or even 0-0. It’s a crucial goal to take back to Old Trafford.

“I felt we controlled the game for most of it. They had a few chances and scored a good goal, but we showed good courage to fight back.

“Lyon are a good team and we know we have to concentrate 100 per cent to beat them at Old Trafford.”
Tevez entered the fray on 65 minutes and blasted the ball home three minutes from time to earn United a share of the spoils in the first leg of their Champions League last 16 tie.

“Carlos came on and did what he does best – getting on the ball and creating chances and thankfully he took one of them,” Rooney told Sky Sports.

“It’s always crucial to get an away goal and 1-1 is a lot better than losing 1-0 or even 0-0. It’s a crucial goal to take back to Old Trafford.

“I felt we controlled the game for most of it. They had a few chances and scored a good goal, but we showed good courage to fight back.

“Lyon are a good team and we know we have to concentrate 100 per cent to beat them at Old Trafford.”

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