Saturday October 27, 2007 Day 11 Finished Old Trafford

Manchester United 4 - 1 Middlesbrough

  • Nani 3’
  • Rooney 33’
  • Tevez 55’, 85’
  • Aliadière 6’

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  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Manchester United
    • Middlesbrough
    • 90+3 Full-time and United are back at the summit. Stay tuned for live coverage of Portsmouth v West Ham.
    • 90+1 George Boateng on for Cattermole.
    • 90 Three minutes added time to be played.
    • 88 75,720 on hand to see United go top of the Premier League after an eighth consecutive victory.
    • 85 GOAL!! United seal the win as Rooney launches a lighning counter-attack. He finds Tevez whose shot deflects off Taylor and bounces into the net.
    • 83' Downing curls a free-kick just over the crossbar.
    • 81 The Korean striker Dong-Gook Lee has replaced Tuncay for the visitors.
    • 79 Ryan Giggs is on for Anderson.
    • 77 Rooney meets a cross from the left with a firm header but straight at Schwarzer.
    • 75 Cattermole is booked for a lunge on Nani.
    • 73' Gerard Pique on for Rio Ferdinand - Fergie obviously feels the points are safe.
    • 70' A probing cross from O'Shea is put over the top and United finally win a corner.
    • 68 A rare attack from Boro but Hutchinson's effort is scuffed wide.
    • 66' Darren Fletcher is on for Owen Hargreaves.
    • 62' Ronaldo has another shot...and it's blocked. That's his sixth attempt at goal.
    • 60 United have had 68% of the possession in the second-half.
    • 57' Aliadiere is replaced by young Ben Hutchinson for the visitors.
    • 57 Another Ronaldo free-kick strikes the wall.
    • 55' GOAL!! A quite outstanding team goal from United. Anderson's chip finds Tevez who in turn feeds Rooney with a first-time volley. The England man then backheels back into the Argentine's path and he calmly slots the ball into the corner.
    • 54' Surging run from Ronaldo but his shot is blocked.
    • 53' Lee Cattermole unleashes a drive from 25 yards which van der Sar is forced to tip over.
    • 51' Rooney takes down a long ball superbly but can't find the waiting Tevez.
    • 48 Rooney finds Nani whose shot on the turn is harmlessly over Schwarzer's crossbar.
    • 47' Boro win the second corner of the match but headed clear by O'Shea.
    • 46' The second-half is underway at Old Trafford and within 25 seconds, Rooney is through on goal only to shoot over the top.
    • 45+3' Tuncay does a few step-overs and works himself some space but screws his shot wide and that's the last action of an entertaining opening period.
    • 45+2 United counter swiftly and Schwarzer is forced to race from his goal to meet the ball ahead of Tevez.
    • 45+1' David Wheater meets a free-kick but can't make clean contact with his header and a promising chance is lost.
    • 45' Three minutes injury time to be played.
    • 43' An errant offside flag goes up against Downing and stymies a promising Boro attack.
    • 42' Only a desperate challenge in the box prevents Tevez from meeting Rooney's centre.
    • 40' Ronaldo is upended by Gary O'Neil but his free-kick is straight at the wall.
    • 38' Rochemback tries another long-range effort but hits a United defender once more. He fends off Nani who goes down like he's been shot in the throat.
    • 35' The deadly R's combine once more and Rooney's cutback from the left finds Ronaldo but his shot is straight at Schwarzer.
    • 33' GOAL!! Downing gifts United and Rooney the lead. He tries a Cruyff turn close to his own penalty area which allows Nani to nip in and poke the ball to the England striker who fires into the back of net.
    • 30' Rooney wins the ball in midfield and feeds Nani but the wideman overhits his cross.
    • 27' Rooney and Ronaldo combine and the Portuguese surges into the penalty area only to drag his shot past the far post.
    • 24' Boro so close to taking the lead as Downing meets Tuncay's cross but plants his header a matter of centimetres past the far post.
    • 22' United probe on the edge of the penalty area, John O'Shea has a shot blocked before Nani fires wide from 25 yards.
    • 20' Rochemback blasts a free-kick straight into the wall.
    • 18 Boro win the first corner of the match but Edwin Van der Sar comfortably claims Stewart Downing's delivery.
    • 16 A risky headed backpass from Taylor and Schwarzer has to react quickly to punch the ball away from Rooney's head.
    • 14 A heavy touch from Taylor on the edge of his penalty area allows Wes Brown to nip in and he wins a free-kick but Wayne Rooney hits the resulting effort straight into the wall.
    • 12' Fabio Rochemback tries to thread a ball through but overhits his pass badly.
    • 10' Old Trafford stunned by that goal which came from the Teessiders' first attack.
    • 6' GOAL!! Boro equalise as Tuncay produces some tricky play down the right and his cross is met by Jeremie Aliadiere whose flicked header comes off the inside of the far post and into the net.
    • 5' Could have been two as Carlos Tevez is sent clear but he shoots straight at Mark Schwarzer.
    • 3' GOAL!! Nani scores with an absolute screamer. He shakes off a challenge on the left flank, cuts inside and unleashes a shot from all of 30 yards which curls into the top corner.
    • 2' Two early shots by Cristiano Ronaldo are blocked by Andrew Taylor.
    • 1 We are underway at a packed Old Trafford with United looking to maintain their winning streak in the Premier League.
  • Team Stats

    Manchester United Stats Middlesbrough
    59% Possession 40%
    19 Shots 9
    7 Shots on target 3
    0 Saves 0
    2 Corners 4
    15 Fouls 10
    0 Offsides 6
    0 Yellow cards 2
    0 Red cards 0
    26 Tackles 29
    433 Accurate passes 269
    90 Bad passes 38
  • Player Stats

    G =
    Goals
    S =
    Shots
    SoT =
    Shot on Target
    F =
    Fouls
    FW =
    Fouls Won
    O =
    Offsides
    A =
    Assists
    AP =
    Accurate Passes
    BP =
    Bad Passes
    T =
    Tackles
    • Manchester United
      G S SoT F FW O A AP BP T
      1 Edwin Van der Sar 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 5 0
      5 Rio Ferdinand 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 32 1 3
      22 John O'Shea 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 50 21 4
      6 Wes Brown 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 31 1 0
      15 Nemanja Vidic 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 38 4 3
      4 Owen Hargreaves 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 52 10 4
      8 Anderson Oliveira 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 48 13 2
      7 Cristiano Ronaldo 0 8 1 2 2 0 0 32 11 1
      17 Luís Almeida da Cunha 1 3 1 3 2 0 1 29 10 4
      10 Wayne Rooney 1 4 2 0 1 0 2 32 5 1
      32 Carlos Tevez 2 4 3 0 1 0 0 49 7 1
      24 Darren Fletcher 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 1 2
      19 Gerard Pique 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 1
      11 Ryan Giggs 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 1 0
      29 Tomasz Kuszczak 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      25 Danny Simpson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    • Middlesbrough
      G S SoT F FW O A AP BP T
      1 Mark Schwarzer 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 1 1
      8 Jonathan Woodgate 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 11 1 1
      33 Andrew Taylor 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 29 11 3
      2 Luke Young 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 24 0 0
      31 David Wheater 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 11 3 4
      10 Fábio Rochemback 0 2 0 2 2 0 0 38 3 6
      27 Lee Cattermole 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 33 3 4
      4 Gary O'Neil 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 42 2 8
      19 Stewart Downing 0 2 0 0 1 2 0 32 8 2
      17 Tuncay Sanli 0 1 0 2 1 1 1 22 4 0
      11 Jeremie Aliadiere 1 1 1 2 1 2 0 9 1 0
      21 Ross Turnbull 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      18 Dong Gook Lee 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
      7 George Boateng 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
      38 Sebastian Hines 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      36 Ben Hutchinson 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 5 1 0
  • Summary

    • 85 GOAL!! United seal the win as Rooney launches a lighning counter-attack. He finds Tevez whose shot deflects off Taylor and bounces into the net.
    • 55' GOAL!! A quite outstanding team goal from United. Anderson's chip finds Tevez who in turn feeds Rooney with a first-time volley. The England man then backheels back into the Argentine's path and he calmly slots the ball into the corner.
    • 53' Lee Cattermole unleashes a drive from 25 yards which van der Sar is forced to tip over.
    • 35' The deadly R's combine once more and Rooney's cutback from the left finds Ronaldo but his shot is straight at Schwarzer.
    • 33' GOAL!! Downing gifts United and Rooney the lead. He tries a Cruyff turn close to his own penalty area which allows Nani to nip in and poke the ball to the England striker who fires into the back of net.
    • 27' Rooney and Ronaldo combine and the Portuguese surges into the penalty area only to drag his shot past the far post.
    • 24' Boro so close to taking the lead as Downing meets Tuncay's cross but plants his header a matter of centimetres past the far post.
    • 6' GOAL!! Boro equalise as Tuncay produces some tricky play down the right and his cross is met by Jeremie Aliadiere whose flicked header comes off the inside of the far post and into the net.
    • 3' GOAL!! Nani scores with an absolute screamer. He shakes off a challenge on the left flank, cuts inside and unleashes a shot from all of 30 yards which curls into the top corner.

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Line-up

    Live Team Line-Up

    • Starting line-up

      • E. van der Sar
      • W. Brown
      • R. Ferdinand Substitution Out (73′)
      • N. Vidic
      • J. O'Shea
      • O. Hargreaves Substitution Out (66′)
      • Anderson
      • Cristiano Ronaldo
      • Nani
      • W. Rooney Goal
      • C. Tévez Goals×2

      Subs

      • R. Giggs Substitution In78′
      • T. Kuszczak
      • D. Fletcher Substitution In66′
      • G. Piqué Substitution In73′
      • D. Simpson
    • Starting line-up

      • M. Schwarzer
      • L. Young
      • J. Woodgate
      • D. Wheater
      • A. Taylor
      • L. Cattermole Yellow Card Substitution Out (90′)
      • F. Rochemback
      • G. O'Neil
      • S. Downing
      • J. Aliadière Goal Substitution Out (56′)
      • T. Sanli

      Subs

      • G. Boateng Substitution In90′
      • R. Turnbull
      • S. Hines
      • D. Lee
      • B. Hutchinson
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