Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Keane Popped by Cork

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Keane Popped by Cork

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ROY KEANE was to be disappointed on his return to his hometown as his Ipswich team fell to a 2-0 defeat at Cork City yesterday. The hosts went ahead five minutes after the break when Tommy Smith pulled down Fahrudin Kuduzovic in the area and the Bosnian stepped up to convert the penalty.

Gavin O'Neal sealed the victory for the League of Ireland side three minutes from time.

Elsewhere, a Hull XI recorded a comfortable 3-0 victory over non-league side Winterton Rangers.

Tom Cairney finally broke the deadlock two minutes before the break and George Boateng doubled the visitors' lead shortly after the hour mark.

Dean Marney netted the third in the 75th minute latching onto a rebound from trialist Jerome Thomas' effort.

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Meanwhile, Carlo Ancelotti hailed captain John Terry as the "symbol" of his team after seeing his new club Chelsea win their first outing under his command in a 2-0 victory over the Seattle Sounders.

Chelsea started their tour of the United States with a competitive friendly over Major League Soccer's newest team in front of 65,289 fans at Qwest Field and ahead of next week's pre-season tournament against AC Milan, Inter Milan and Club America.

England captain Terry, the subject of intense transfer speculation following a bid from Manchester City, retained the skipper's armband as Ancelotti sent out his first side since taking over from Guus Hiddink at the end of last season.

First-half goals from teenage debutant Daniel Sturridge and Frank Lampard were enough to see off a Seattle side led by Freddie Ljungberg in their inaugural MLS season.

"John Terry is a great man, a quiet man and he is a symbol of this team. There is no pressure on him to play. He is a very, very good man," said Ancelotti.

POLISHED RANGERS SEE OFF HIBS prepared to name but was impressive with his pace and power and might easily have bagged a hat trick. …

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