Kyle Walker: Tottenham defender scores first goal of the season - for Manchester United

Calamitous goal at Old Trafford is the first of the Premier League season

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The Independent Online

Wayne Rooney, for so many years the poster boy of the Premier League, looked set to bag the first goal of the new season. However, Kyle Walker had other ideas.

The Tottenham defender put into his own net at Old Trafford to gift the home side the opening goal of the first game of the new campaign.

Ashley Young broke down the right hand side for Louis van Gaal's side and picked out the unmarked Rooney in the middle of the box. The Manchester United captain took a touch and was just lining up to place his shot past Michel Vorm in the Spurs goal.

But then Walker came flying in to make a last ditch tackle, only to accidentally prod the ball into his own net.

 

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