Football: Kagawa fires United reminder in Japan's win over Ghana
YOKOHAMA (AFP) - Live-wire Shinji Kagawa gave Manchester United manager David Moyes a reminder of his value, by firing a superb individual goal as Asian football champions Japan fought back to beat Ghana 3-1 in a friendly on Tuesday.
Japan's playmaker, left out of the English champions' first three Premier League games this season, cut in from the left to unleash a fierce shot into the bottom corner five minutes into the second half, cancelling out Frank Acheampong's opener for a weakened Ghana side in Yokohama.
Yasuhito Endo, making his 136th appearance for Japan, put the Blue Samurai in front in the 64th minute with a crisp, low drive before Keisuke Honda headed a third as 2010 World Cup quarter-finalists Ghana began to tire in rainy conditions.
Acheampong put the visitors in front against the run of play, with a left-foot volley from the edge of the box which deflected off Atsuto Uchida and fizzed past goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima.