Sport Pogba penalty sets United on way to win over Leicester

01:06  11 august  2018
01:06  11 august  2018 Source:   reuters.com

Toomua announces Australia return to boost World Cup chances

  Toomua announces Australia return to boost World Cup chances Matt Toomua has signed a two-and-a-half-year contract with Rugby Australia (RA) and Melbourne Rebels to return to Super Rugby next season and boost his chances of playing in the 2019 World Cup in Japan. The 28-year-old centre earned the most recent of his 33 test caps for the Wallabies during the 2016 Bledisloe Cup before moving to English Premiership side Leicester Tigers.Australians who ply their trade abroad are not eligible for national team selection unless they have won 60 caps.

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World Cup winner Paul Pogba's third minute penalty and a late goal from Luke Shaw gave Manchester United a 2-1 win over Leicester City at Old Trafford in the opening game of the Premier League season on Friday.

Pogba, fresh from his triumph in Russia with France but also the subject of recent transfer speculation, was named captain by manager Jose Mourinho and took responsibility for the penalty after a handball by Daniel Amartey, slowly shuffling up before beating Kasper Schmeichel.

Leicester responded well though with new signing James Maddison forcing a fine save out of United keeper David De Gea as the visitors gave Mourinho's side plenty to think about.

But seven minutes from the end full-back Shaw scored his first goal in professional football, firing home after a exchange with Juan Mata.

Jamie Vardy pulled a goal back for Leicester in stoppage time to give them some reward for a good performance against last season's runners-up.

Matt Toomua signs with Australia, Rebels .
Matt Toomua will add depth to Australia and the Melbourne Rebels' playmaking stocks after signing a two-and-a-half-year deal.Toomua will play out his current contract with English club Leicester before joining the Rebels midway through the 2019 Super Rugby season.

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