David Weir grabbed a last-minute winner as Rangers enjoyed a successful first outing at Ibrox since clinching the Scottish domestic double with an impressive victory against big-spending Manchester City.

Goals from Nacho Novo, Kenny Miller and Weir ensured the Scottish champions came out on top, with Stephen Ireland and Martin Petrov on the scoresheet for Mark Hughes' men.

The result means the Eastlands side have won just once in five pre-season outings ahead of Saturday's showpiece friendly against Celtic

Michael Owen failed in his mission to fire his way towards an England recall with a Manchester United goal against Valencia at Old Trafford tonight, although the Red Devils eventually ran out 2-0 winners

England's fourth highest goalscorer could not find the target with four good chances in front of a watching Fabio Capello, leaving strike partner Wayne Rooney and unheralded teenager Tom Cleverley to snatch the headlines as United defeated the cash-strapped Primera Liga outfit.

Andriy Voronin and David Ngog netted as Liverpool won their latest pre-season encounter against FC Lyn 2-0 in Oslo.

The only worry for Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez was an injury to winger Albert Riera.Manchester

Blackburn and Hibernian sheared a goalless draw in their pre-season friendly at Ewood Park.

Rovers dominated proceedings against their Clydesdale Bank Premier League opposition but could not break the deadlock.

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