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On this day: Rio Ferdinand scores Sir Alex Ferguson's last Old Trafford goal

Two years ago today, Rio Ferdinand's late goal secured a victory for Manchester United on what was Sir Alex Ferguson's last home game in charge of the club.

Throughout his 27-year stint in charge of Manchester United, Sir Alex Ferguson oversaw countless victories which were achieved thanks to late goals.

Indeed, Ferguson's finest moment at the helm - the 1999 treble - was secured thanks to two stoppage-time goals in the Champions League final at Camp Nou.

So, it seemed somewhat fitting that the Scot would bow out at Old Trafford two years ago today in similar fashion.

Having announced his impending retirement in the wake of a 13th Premier League title triumph, Ferguson's final home game as manager of United would be against a Swansea City side that had impressed under the guidance of Michael Laudrup.

On what was an emotional afternoon in Manchester, the deadlock was broken in the 39th minute by United frontman Javier Hernandez.

Swansea defender Ashley Williams made a hash of clearing Robin van Persie's cross and Hernandez pounced to fire a low shot beyond the reach of Gerhard Tremmel.

Yet the Welsh visitors had not come to make up the numbers, and looked to have played the role of party poopers when Michu turned in Nathan Dyer's cross in the 49th minute.

However, with just three minutes left to play, United centre-back Rio Ferdinand ensured that his manager, who had signed him for £30m back in 2002, would have the perfect send-off.

The away side failed to clear a corner and when the ball dropped kindly for Ferdinand six yards from goal, he powered his shot into the net, much to the delight of all those inside Old Trafford.

Addressing the crowd after the final whistle, Ferguson said: "Everyone at the club and you the fans have been the most fantastic experience of my life.

"Thank you. I have been very fortunate to manage some of the greatest players in the country. These players have won the championship in fantastic fashion. Well done to them."

Meanwhile, match-winner Ferdinand added: "The manager leaving after all this time, he deserves this type of send-off. It was nice to get on the scoresheet. Everyone else has scored, so I just smashed it home."

The game also marked a final Old Trafford appearance for veteran midfielder Paul Scholes after 19 years of distinguished service.

Man United: De Gea; Evra, Vidic, Ferdinand, Jones; Carrick, Scholes (Anderson), Kagawa, Welbeck (Valencia); Hernandez (Giggs), Van Persie

Swansea: Tremmel; Taylor, Chico, Williams, Tiendalli; Hernandez, Britton, De Guzman, Routledge, Dyer; Michu

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Sunday's key events


GOLF
· The men's golf reaches its conclusion, with plenty of players still in medal contention. Home favourite Hideki Matsuyama is one shot off Xander Schauffele's lead, while Great Britain's Paul Casey is another shot further back and Tommy Fleetwood is also in the mix (11.30pm-8am)

CYCLING - BMX
· Great Britain have already made history in the BMX events in Tokyo, something Charlotte Worthington and Declan Brooks will be looking to add to in the women's (2.10am) and men's (3.10am) freestyle finals

SWIMMING
· The final day of swimming action begins with the men's 50m freestyle final. Ben Proud could add to a medal-laden Games in the pool for Team GB so far, although he is up against USA's Caeleb Dressel, who is going for his fourth gold in Tokyo (2.30am)
· From sprint to endurance, Great Britain's second medal hope of the day comes through Daniel Jervis in the men's 1500m freestyle final (2.44am)
· Team GB will again be among the heavy favourites for gold in the last swimming event of the Games - the men's 4x100m medley relay final - having won the mixed event in a world record time on Saturday (3.36am)

BOXING
· Already guaranteed at least a bronze, Pat McCormack takes part in the men's welterweight semi-final against Ireland's Aidan Walsh with a spot in the gold medal final at stake (4.03am)
· Ben Whittaker is also in the semi-finals of the men's light heavyweight and will be looking to continue Team GB's success in the ring (4.51am)

TENNIS
· There will be a surprise on the top of the men's tennis podium after Novak Djokovic missed out on a medal altogether. Alexander Zverev takes on Karen Khachanov in the second match on Centre Court at the Ariake Tennis Park (7am-2pm)

SAILING
· Alison Young will be going for gold in the women's laser radial medal race (7.33am)

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
· Team GB's Max Whitlock will look to defend his 2016 Olympic title in the men's pommel horse final (10.41am)

ATHLETICS
· The men's high jump final includes GB's Tom Gale, although his chances of a medal look bleak (11.10am)
· So often the blue-riband event of the Olympics, the men's 100m final takes place as the world's fastest bid to be crowned Usain Bolt's successor. Three Brits have made it into the semi-finals (11.15am-11.32am), and the final looks wide open after an underwhelming display by favourite Trayvon Bromell on Saturday (1.50pm)

HOCKEY
· Great Britain face India in the men's quarter-final (1pm)

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