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Chhetri has low-key outing against Man United

Last updated on: July 26, 2010 17:54 IST

Kansas City Wizards' forward Sunil Chhetri (left) knocks a header into Manchester United's midfielder Tom Cleverley during the friendly match in Kansas City on SundaySunil Chhetri became the second Indian to play against English Premier League giants Manchester United on Sunday. The ace Indian striker made his second appearance for Kansas City Wizards, who stunned Manchester United 2-1 in Kansas City.

A ten-man Kansas City handed the Premiership club their first defeat on their pre-season North America tour.

Chhetri, who is with the first team since joining the club prior to the 2010 season, made a second-half appearance in the match, replacing Teal Bunbury in the 69th minute. He had two shots on goal in 21 minutes of action.

Despite having Jimmy Conrad controversially sent off late in the first half for a harsh tackle, the home team held on to record a memorable victory over their far more illustrious opponents.

India's captain Baichung Bhutia was the first from the country to play against Manchester United, in 2001 when he was with English Championship side FC Bury.