Owen marks debut with late winner

Date published: Saturday 18th July 2009 12:59

Sir Alex Ferguson’s men looked like being held to a surprise draw in the opening match of their Far East tour.

Owen, though, had other ideas after coming on as a second-half substitute, and showed the scoring instinct Ferguson knew he had when he made his shock decision to buy the former Liverpool star last month.

When Zoran Tosic was upended in the penalty area going for a 50-50 challenge, there was Owen to pounce on the loose ball and stroke the Red Devils to victory.

In front of almost 100,000 fans at the Bukit Jalil Stadium, United seemed set for a comfortable win as Wayne Rooney and Nani eased them into a two-goal first-half lead, before Mohammed Amri Yahyah netted twice for the hosts.

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