Saturday November 20, 2010 Day 14 Finished Old Trafford

Manchester United 2 - 0 Wigan Athletic

  • Evra 45’
  • Hernández 77’

No comments yet | Write your comment

  1. Ugly United beat nine-man Wigan

    Ugly United beat nine-man Wigan

    Two red cards allowed Manchester United to claim a 2-0 Premier League win against Wigan Athletic at Old Trafford without playing well. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Manchester United
    • Wigan Athletic
    • - Don't forget you can watch highlights of this match, along with every Premier League game, from 00:01 on Monday morning (UK only).
    • 90+4' There's the final whistle! United ease to victory, but this was decided by those two red cards.
    • 90+3' Now Obertan goes close! He volleys into the side netting!
    • 90+2' EVRA!! Drags his shot just wide after Scholes's long-ranger ricochets to him.
    • 90+1' Three minutes of added time to play.
    • 90' ROONEY!! Fails to get any purchase on his shot from Nani's right-sided cross, and it ends up as something of a backpass to Al-Habsi.
    • 89' Clever ball from Rooney to Nani on the right side of the box... he crosses low and Al Habsi dives on it!
    • 88' What a miss by Hernandez!! Rafael's cross from the right passes right in front of goal and Chicharito cannot finish at the far post!
    • 86' NANI!! Hits a stinger from 20 yards and Al Habsi beats it away.
    • 85' Nani crosses towards Rooney at the back post, but there are two players around him and McArthur puts it out for a corner.
    • 84' Rooney drops deep again and wins a throw, which he takes himself...
    • 83' Great control by Obertan on the right, who dinks a cross... out of play for a goal-kick.
    • 82' Obertan goes for goal with a spectacular volley that goes miles over.
    • 81' Wigan have a free-kickabout 28 yards out... Hendry Thomas hits a low shot that scoots through the wall and into the gloves of Van der Sar.
    • 80' Wigan: James McArthur and Franco Di Santo on for Charles N'Zogbia and Ronnie Stam.
    • 79' Hernandez heads over again! This time a harder chance.
    • 78' Super finish by Hernandez, and that surely puts this game to bed.
    • 77' GOAL!!! HERNANDEZ!! A fantastic low diving header to divert Rafael's cross into the bottom right corner. Andy Gray-esque!
    • 76' Evra crosses from the left... Caldwell meets it with a firm header.
    • 75' United are hardly taking full advantage of playing against nine men... Hernandez runs into traffic.
    • 73' Nani hits a shot into the wall, and the ball bounces tamely through to Al Habsi.
    • 73' Rooney is brought down 25 yards out and Nani might fancy a shot here.
    • 72' Nani plays his corner to the edge of the box where Scholes is waiting, but he blazes his first-time shot way over.
    • 71' ROONEY!!! Meets Rafael's hanging cross with a good header and Al-Habsi tips it over!
    • 70' Wigan have all nine men behind the ball and are still trying to deny United space.
    • 69' Rooney plays a lovely ball to Obertan charging down the right, but the Frenchman's cross is poor.
    • 69' Rooney drops off the front and plays it back to Scholes, who immediately spreads the play out to the right.
    • 69' Moses tries a spectacular shot from halfway but it drifts well wide.
    • 68' Scholes is limping slightly and has taken out a shinpad...
    • 67' Rooney dawdles on the ball and is dispossessed by N'Zogbia.
    • 66' A shame that Wigan are down to nine as it has probably killed the game, but they only have themselves to blame. Brainless play by Alcaraz and Rodallega.
    • 65' United's attacking play has been a little constipated to say the least - can they lose their shackles against nine men and enjoy themselves a little?
    • 64' Manchester United: Javier Hernandez on for Michael Carrick.
    • 63' N'Zogbia and Moses come forward undeterred, but Vidic halts the attack with a well-timed challenge.
    • 62' WIGAN DOWN TO NINE!! Rodallega sent off for jumping into a tackle on Rafael! He might have got the ball, but you cannot go in two-footed with your studs showing. It was a ridiculous tackle.
    • 61' Scholes tries to release Rooney... the ball comes through to Al-Habsi.
    • 60' Wigan down to 10 and now they have a massive job on their hands. Nani's free-kick is well defended.
    • 59' ALCARAZ IS OFF!! A late, clumsy challenge on Darren Fletcher and that is a second yellow card for the Wigan skipper. He can have no real complaint, even if Fletcher went down rather easily.
    • 58' Wigan: On comes Victor Moses, who scored the winner against West Brom last weekend. He replaces Jordi Gomez.
    • 57' So, Rooney's on, and that should enliven proceedings a bit. He got polite applause, but it was hardly an ovation fit for a returning hero. Which, frankly, he isn't.
    • 56' Manchester United: Paul Scholes on for Park Ji-Sung, and Wayne Rooney on for Federico Macheda.
    • 55' Poor feet from Obertan! The ball comes to him inside the box but he cannot control it and it squirts away to safety.
    • 54' Good tackle by Caldwell, who dispossesses Park and comes away with the ball..
    • 53' Literally nothing to comment about on the pitch. United are just passing it amongst themselves. It's stultifying stuff.
    • 52' There's a bit more excitement a few miles away at the Reebok. Check out what's happening there: Bolton v Newcastle
    • 51' Finally some noise, which greets Wayne Rooney going for a warmup. He's not being booed, of course.
    • 50' If you fancy dropping a pin somewhere this afternoon, you could do a lot worse than Old Trafford. Man alive, it's quiet.
    • 49' N'Zogbia's cross is headed clear by Nani, and Hendry Thomas hits a long-range shot miles over.
    • 48' Rafael concedes a free-kick for a foul on Figueroa, and this is a dangerous position for Wigan.
    • 47' Evra finds Nani down the right... his cross from the left is bundled clear.
    • 46' Wigan start the second half, playing from left to right... no personnel changes from either manager at the break.
    • 45+2' That's half-time at Old Trafford. As so many times this season, United have taken the lead without playing very well at all. It's admirable, but it's definitely not entertaining.
    • 45+1' Two minutes of stoppage time to be played.
    • 45' GOAL!!! PATRICE EVRA!!! The full-back heads United into the lead! Park crosses deep from the left, it sails over Al-Habsi and Evra plants his header into the right corner of the net!
    • 44' N'Zogbia goes to ground claiming he was tugged down by Vidic... he initially stayed on his feet when scragged outside the box before collapsing in it.
    • 43' United are unbeaten in their opening 13 matches for the season for the first time in Premier League history - their longest unbeaten start to a season under Ferguson and the club's outright second-longest ever unbeaten run from the start of a top flight season, since a 15-match streak from August to November 1985. But you'll struggle to find anyone who believes this is a vintage United team...
    • 42' Crucial tackle by Caldwell to stop the ball reaching Obertan at the edge of the box.
    • 41' Nani goes flying into a challenge on N'Zogbia and stays down clutching his ankle... he does get back to his feet.
    • 40' Rooney, Scholes and Giggs all warm up on the sidelines. United may well need them as this game goes on.
    • 39' Obertan hurtles down the right, then plays a tremendously poor pass straight to a defender.
    • 38' Rodallega!! Tries an acrobatic overhead kick but sends it roughly 10 yards wide. But Wigan are growing in threat.
    • 37' N'Zogbia goes on a bustling run past four players, inclduing Carrick, Ferdinand and Nani, and Van der Sar comes out well to block his shot!!
    • 36' Stam fires just wide from close range! Would have been controversial if it had gone in as Rodallega was well offside earlier in the move.
    • 35' Diame plays in Rodallega down the left, but Vidic is quickly across to intercept, and he wins a throw off the Wigan man.
    • 34' Nani was climbing all over Figueroa, then pulled him to the ground. Not sure why he reacted so angrily...
    • 33' Nani attempts a one-two with Fletcher, then gets in a tangle with Figueroa... what was all that about?
    • 32' Sorry it was Obertan who was fouled by Alcaraz. That's what I meant to write - he clearly looks nothing like Nani. Neither of them lookers, mind.
    • 31' Nani crosses low from the right... poor free-kick, easily cleared.
    • 30' Obertan leaves Alcaraz for dead and gets legged up with a ludicrously late challenge. Yellow card.
    • 29' Nani's free-kick finds the head of Vidic, and Alcaraz heads over for a corner...
    • 28' Park fouled again - he's doing everything for United at the moment. Nani stands over the free-kick.
    • 27' Park is brought down as he drives through the left channel... but the free-kick comes to nothing.
    • 25' Van der Sar and Ferdinand play five or six passes between themselves. After the excitement of Arsenal-Tottenham, this is rather ordinary. In fact, it's rubbish.
    • 24' Park tries a diagonal ball inside from the left for Carrick, but it runs through to Al-Habsi.
    • 23' A quarter of the game gone, and it's all a bit pedestrian.
    • 22' N'Zogbia drives through the right channel, but is on his weaker right foot and smashes the shot high over the bar.
    • 21' Gohouri is playing with gloves sticking out of the back of his shorts, like a golfer...
    • 20' Ferdinand misplaces a pass straight out for a throw. Think we can dismiss that nine-goal win that would send them top...
    • 19' Vidic goes down in the box as Nani clips the free-kick in. United want a free-kick but referee Martin Atkinson sees nothing wrong.
    • 18' Nani wins a free-kick off Diame, who rather scragged him to the ground.
    • 17' Ferdinand looks long for Macheda... Gohouri beats him in the air.
    • 15' N'Zogbia's cross from the left has no targets in the middle, making it easy for Evra to chest back to Van der Sar.
    • 14' Clever diagonal pass to release Macheda through the right channel... but he strays offside.
    • 13' The home side have enjoyed 69 per cent possession so far.
    • 12' NANI!! Bends a left-foot shot that takes a touch off Diame and Al-Habsi tips it behind for a corner.
    • 11' Not too many Cantonas out on the pitch today. Another shockingly weak team selection from Alex Ferguson. Solid at the back, but apart from that...
    • 11' You know Christmas is coming when the United fans start singing that 'Twelve Days of Christmas' version in which everything is a Cantona.
    • 10' There's a fairly sleepy atmosphere at Old Trafford. It's fair to say if you're a Premier League season ticket holder, Wigan isn't one of the first fixtures you put in the diary...
    • 9' Rodallega runs at Vidic and hits a left-foot shot... straight at Van der Sar.
    • 8' Nani delivers the free-kick which bounces all the way through and Al-Habsi claws it away!
    • 7' Park is fouled on the United left. You'll be pleased to hear he's done away with the rubbish red highlights.
    • 6' Rodallega stayed down for some treatment after that incident but he is back on his feet.
    • 5' Vidic makes a mess of N'Zogbia's cross and Rodallega nearly gets in... GOMEZ volleys over from 10 yards! Shaky defending from the normally secure Vidic.
    • 4' Figueroa slips and nearly lets Macheda in... Alcaraz bails him out and concedes a corner.
    • 3' This is a big test for United's front two. Gabriel Obertan has played well in fits and starts this season, while Macheda seems to be most effective from the bench.
    • 2' Following that Arsenal defeat, Manchester United only need to win by nine goals to go top of the table...
    • 1' United kick off, playing from left to right. Both sides in their home kit.
    • 14:59 So, we're all ready to go at Old Trafford...
    • 14:55 First result of the weekend is in - and it's a shocker! Tottenham comeback stuns Arsenal.
    • 14:50 The latest Premier League photos will be dropping all through the afternoon - have a look through the gallery here.
    • 14:50 Roberto Martinez: "We need to forget what we have done against Manchester United and see it as a challenge. Nobody, apart from me and the most optimistic Wigan fans, expects anything from us and that is a great challenge to have. All I am looking forward to is a performance to be proud of, a competitive performance and a performance where we can be ourselves at Old Trafford."
    • 14:45 The key man for Manchester United to watch is surely Charles N’Zogbia - he has scored three of Wigan’s four Premier League away goals including the last three.
    • 14:40 Wigan are looking to win back-to-back Premier League matches under manager Roberto Martinez for the first time, and first time in 19 months since winning 2-1 at Sunderland and 1-0 at home against Hull City in March 2009.
    • 14:35 The form book does not making good reading for Wigan fans. Manchester United and Wigan Athletic have met 10 times in the Premier League. Manchester United have won all ten matches, and their last two last season by 5-0 scorelines.
    • 14:30 There's a cracking game at the Emirates heading into stoppage time here - five goals in the North London derby - who's ahead?
    • 14:30 Wigan hover just above the relegation places, but they won last time out against West Brom, and Roberto Martinez names just one change from that side - Cleverley is replaced by Figueroa.
    • 14:25 So Rooney starts on the bench, while United field a fairly strong defence and midfield, led by a surprising forward line of Obertan and Macheda. Giggs and Scholes provide experience on the bench, while Rooney and Hernandez are the attacking options.
    • 14:20 TEAMS ARE IN - Man Utd: Van der Sar, Rafael Da Silva, Ferdinand, Vidic, Evra, Nani, Fletcher, Carrick, Park, Obertan, Macheda - Subs: Kuszczak, Rooney, Giggs, Hernandez, Scholes, O'Shea, Evans /// Wigan: Al Habsi, Gohouri, Steven Caldwell, Alcaraz, Figueroa, Stam, Diame, Thomas, Gomez, N'Zogbia, Rodallega - Subs: Pollitt, Di Santo, Watson, Boselli, Moses, McArthur, McManaman
    • 14:15 United have been making moves in the transfer market this week, and it looks as if a goalkeeper described as 'the new Schmeichel' is on his way to Old Trafford. Read more about the move for Anders Lindegaard.
    • 14:10 A good opponent for Rooney - the striker has a record of nine goals in 11 games in all competitions against Wigan and four in his last four appearances.
    • 14:05 Only one name on everyone's lips ahead of this clash - Wayne Rooney. The Manchester United man will make his return for the club - most likely from the bench - after his injury and that infamous contract spat.
    • 14:00 Good afternoon everyone, and welcome to Eurosport Yahoo!'s LIVE text commentary of the Premier League clash between Manchester United and Wigan at Old Trafford.
  • Summary

    • 90+2' EVRA!! Drags his shot just wide after Scholes's long-ranger ricochets to him.
    • 90' ROONEY!! Fails to get any purchase on his shot from Nani's right-sided cross, and it ends up as something of a backpass to Al-Habsi.
    • 88' What a miss by Hernandez!! Rafael's cross from the right passes right in front of goal and Chicharito cannot finish at the far post!
    • 86' NANI!! Hits a stinger from 20 yards and Al Habsi beats it away.
    • 79' Hernandez heads over again! This time a harder chance.
    • 77' GOAL!!! HERNANDEZ!! A fantastic low diving header to divert Rafael's cross into the bottom right corner. Andy Gray-esque!
    • 71' ROONEY!!! Meets Rafael's hanging cross with a good header and Al-Habsi tips it over!
    • 62' WIGAN DOWN TO NINE!! Rodallega sent off for jumping into a tackle on Rafael! He might have got the ball, but you cannot go in two-footed with your studs showing. It was a ridiculous tackle.
    • 59' ALCARAZ IS OFF!! A late, clumsy challenge on Darren Fletcher and that is a second yellow card for the Wigan skipper. He can have no real complaint, even if Fletcher went down rather easily.
    • 45' GOAL!!! PATRICE EVRA!!! The full-back heads United into the lead! Park crosses deep from the left, it sails over Al-Habsi and Evra plants his header into the right corner of the net!
    • 38' Rodallega!! Tries an acrobatic overhead kick but sends it roughly 10 yards wide. But Wigan are growing in threat.
    • 37' N'Zogbia goes on a bustling run past four players, inclduing Carrick, Ferdinand and Nani, and Van der Sar comes out well to block his shot!!
    • 12' NANI!! Bends a left-foot shot that takes a touch off Diame and Al-Habsi tips it behind for a corner.
    • 8' Nani delivers the free-kick which bounces all the way through and Al-Habsi claws it away!
    • 14:20 TEAMS ARE IN - Man Utd: Van der Sar, Rafael Da Silva, Ferdinand, Vidic, Evra, Nani, Fletcher, Carrick, Park, Obertan, Macheda - Subs: Kuszczak, Rooney, Giggs, Hernandez, Scholes, O'Shea, Evans /// Wigan: Al Habsi, Gohouri, Steven Caldwell, Alcaraz, Figueroa, Stam, Diame, Thomas, Gomez, N'Zogbia, Rodallega - Subs: Pollitt, Di Santo, Watson, Boselli, Moses, McArthur, McManaman

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Line-up

    Live Team Line-Up

    • Starting line-up

      • E. van der Sar
      • Rafael
      • R. Ferdinand
      • N. Vidic
      • P. Evra Goal
      • D. Fletcher
      • M. Carrick Substitution Out (65′)
      • Nani
      • J. Park Substitution Out (56′)
      • G. Obertan
      • F. Macheda Substitution Out (56′)

      Subs

      • P. Scholes Substitution In56′
      • J. O'Shea
      • R. Giggs
      • T. Kuszczak
      • W. Rooney Substitution In56′
      • J. Evans
      • J. Hernández Substitution In65′ Goal
    • Starting line-up

      • A. Al Habsi
      • S. Gohouri
      • S. Caldwell
      • A. Alcaraz Red Card
      • M. Figueroa
      • J. Gómez Substitution Out (58′)
      • H. Thomas
      • R. Stam Substitution Out (80′)
      • M. Diamé Yellow Card
      • C. N'Zogbia Substitution Out (80′)
      • H. Rodallega Red Card

      Subs

      • M. Pollitt
      • J. McArthur Substitution In80′
      • V. Moses Substitution In58′
      • C. McManaman
      • M. Boselli
      • B. Watson
      • F. Di Santo Substitution In80′
  • Rate Players

    Rate Players

    Please to rate the players.

    Not already a Yahoo! user ? to get a free Yahoo! Account.

    • Player Y! Users Expert My Rating
      Goalkeeper
      7 -
      Defenders
      2 -
      3 -
      6 -
      Goal 8 -
      Midfielders
      4 -
      Substitution Out65′ 2 -
      7 -
      Substitution Out56′ 1 -
      Strikers
      8 -
      Substitution Out56′ 9 -
      Subs
      Substitution In56′ - -
      Substitution In56′ - -
      Substitution In65′ Goal 10 -
    • Player Y! Users Expert My Rating
      Goalkeeper
      - -
      Defenders
      - -
      - -
      Red Card - -
      - -
      Midfielders
      Substitution Out58′ - -
      - -
      Substitution Out80′ - -
      Yellow Card - -
      Substitution Out80′ - -
      Strikers
      Red Card - -
      Subs
      Substitution In80′ - -
      Substitution In58′ - -
      Substitution In80′ - -

Not already a Yahoo! user ? to get a free Yahoo! Account