Saturday November 6, 2010 Day 11 Finished Old Trafford

Manchester United 2 - 1 Wolverhampton Wanderers

  • Park 45’, 90’
  • Ebanks-Blake 66’

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  1. Park hits late winner for United

    Park hits late winner for United

    Park Ji-Sung's dramatic 93rd-minute strike gave Manchester United a 2-1 Premier League win against Wolverhampton Wanderers at Old Trafford. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Manchester United
    • Wolverhampton Wanderers
    • - 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+5' There's the final whistle!! Manchester United have won it at the death! It was far from impressive, but they have done just enough, and they close to within two points of Chelsea at the top of the table.
    • 90+4' Park has got Manchester United out of jail big time, and the agony is written all over Mick McCarthy's face. His team didn't deserve that.
    • 90+3' GOAL!!! PARK JI-SUNG WINS IT FOR MANCHESTER UNITED!! Heartbreak for Wolves! The little Korean dribbles inside from the right flank and squeezes a low shot inside the right-hand post!
    • 90+2' There is a real dearth of creativity from the home side, who are really suffering from the absence of Rooney, Berbatov, Nani and Giggs.
    • 90+1' Wolves have got everyone back, but for all the noise the visitors look quite comfortable.
    • 90' Four minutes of stoppage time will be played... is there any way through?
    • 89' Crossed diagonally towards Evra on the left side... too long for the Frenchman.
    • 87' SCHOLES!!! Tries a spectacular 25-yarder but miscues it completely.
    • 86' Park's cross nearly finds Wes Brown at the back post, but he is denied by more last-ditch defending!
    • 85' Thumping challenge by Karl Henry, taking man and ball inside the box. Park the victim. Fair tackle.
    • 84' Cut to a shot of Robert Plant looking, er, dazed and confused in the crowd.
    • 83' Obertan tries a spectacular overhead kick but makes a mess of it.
    • 82' Hernandez goes to ground near Hahnemann and rolls down the slope at the edge of the pitch... no penalty, and a yellow card for diving! Good call from referee Phil Dowd - Hernandez stuck his leg out looking for contact.
    • 81' Once again, Wolves have too many men behind the ball for United to create anything, and the home side are looking bereft of ideas.
    • 80' A real chance for Fletcher, as he receives a cushioned lay-off from Mancienne but blasts his half-volley into the crowd!
    • 79' A mazy run, especially by Wes Brown's standards, but there is a communication breakdown between him and Park, and the full-back puts the ball out for a goal kick.
    • 78' Wolves have 11 men behind the ball as Obertan looks for space... but it is just too crowded.
    • 77' Now a Wolves change - Michael Mancienne comes on for Nenad Milijas.
    • 75' Obertan plays a corner short to Scholes who crosses... Hahnemann juggles the ball but clings on.
    • 74' On come Scholes and Macheda for O'Shea and Bebe - the sub subbed.
    • 73' United pass it around the edge of the box looking for space, but there is no way through.
    • 72' United are preparing to bring on Scholes and Federico Macheda.
    • 71' Wes Brown stays down after a clash of heads with Stearman.... both players should be OK.
    • 70' Obertan tees up Hernandez, who rather scuffs his shot but still wins a corner.
    • 69' Hernandez goes down inside the Wolves box, prompting a very muted penalty shout... but he was not really looking for it.
    • 67' What a moment for Sylvan Ebanks-Blake against his former club, and it's not a scoreline United can really argue with. Credit to Wolves, and credit to Mick McCarthy for that inspired substitution.
    • 66' GOAL!!! SYLVAN EBANKS BLAKE WITH HIS FIRST TOUCH!! He controls Milijas's pass, takes it away from Vidic and fires low through Van der Sar's legs!
    • 66' Park's cross from the right finds Obertan, whose first touch lets him down...
    • 65' Wolves changes: Steven Fletcher and Sylvan Ebanks-Blake replace David Edwards and Kevin Doyle.
    • 64' Super block from Richard Stearman to charge down a Hernandez shot.
    • 63' It looks like the ball has gone out for a United goal kick but Wolves are adjudged to have kept it in and they nearly catch United out... but Ferdinand eventually clears.
    • 62' Wolves look to play their way out of trouble, but give it away and Evra finds Bebe!! Shoots straight at Hahnemann who dives on the rebound.
    • 61' Evra drags the ball past his man brilliantly, then spoils it by playing a through ball to nobody.
    • 60' Paul Scholes is warming up. Well, I say warming up. He's strolling around a bit, looking chilly.
    • 59' Oh my word, it's catching. Hernandez booms an attempted shot somewhere in the direction of the corner flag.
    • 58' Obertan finds Hernandez, who runs down a bit of a blind alley but eventually wins a throw.
    • 57' Hahnemann and Van der Sar take turns to cut it fine, waiting until an opponent is right on top of them before clearing.
    • 56' Always a crowd-pleaser - the linesman drops his flag while signalling for a goal kick...
    • 55' Bebe's done it again, battering the ball into row Z (upper tier). What is the matter with him?
    • 53' Poor clearance from Edwin van der Sar, belting the ball out of play. Fergie looks unimpressed.
    • 52' Hernandez plays it in to Park at the edge of the box who tries to lay it off to the striker, but there is a Wolves foot in the way.
    • 51' That's nice. Former United trainee Sylvan Ebanks-Blake gets a round of applause from the home fans as he warms up.
    • 50' A nice ad for Chilean wine comes on the hoardings. See, it's not all earthquakes and dangerous mine shafts...
    • 49' United win their first corner, hit deep by Obertan... headed up in the air and Hahnemann claims.
    • 48' Obertan scored a nice goal in midweek, but has been pretty peripheral so far for United.
    • 47' Wolves start the second period with a long spell of possession. They were good in the first half, and will have to step it up further now.
    • 46' Second half under way, no more personnel changes from either side. United now playing from right to left.
    • 45+2' That's half-time, and United have their noses in front.
    • 45+1' That has settled the nerves around Old Trafford after a very poor first half. Darren Fletcher deserves full credit for that one.
    • 45' GOAL!! Park Ji-Sung breaks the deadlock for United, firing low past Hahnemann after a sensational pass from Fletcher!! Great assist... and the shot might even have been going wide if not for a touch off a defender's boot!
    • 44' Berra cuts out Park's cross but then inexplicably dallies and nearly gets caught out by Hernandez!
    • 43' Fletcher curls a free-kick into the Wolves box.. half-cleared by here come United again... wasted.
    • 42' Lovely inswinging cross from the left from jarvis, but Hunt just cannot get on the end of it!
    • 41' You know that awful cross/shot thing Bebe did earlier? He's done it again. There are times when he looks good and times when, you know, not.
    • 40' And isn't that lovely, a rainbow at Old Trafford. At the end of which is a pot of gold belonging to Wayne Rooney.
    • 39' Chicharito is grimacing but he should be OK. Inadvertently clonked by Stearman.
    • 38' Brown crosses from the right towards Hernandez, who goes down clutching his head after an aerial challenge.
    • 37' Vidic cuts out another Wolves cross at the near post. It continues to be uninspiring fare.
    • 36' Evra takes an age over the free-kick, then curls it straight into Hahnemann's arms.
    • 35' Ward fouls Bebe and Evra will deliver a free-kick from the right...
    • 34' I was just about to praise Wolves' neat passing triangles when Milijas passed the ball straight out for a throw. Mick McCarthy takes a swig from some club-branded water. Wonder if you can get that in the club shop?
    • 33' Fletcher plays in Park, who tries to lift the ball over Hahnemann from a tight angle but the keeper stays tall.
    • 31' Offside against Hernandez, who has been a peripheral figure so far.
    • 30' If something can be both gritty and stodgy, then that's what this football match is. Evra bodychecked on halfway.
    • 29' Hargreaves played a few seconds against Sunderland last season, and that's it. You have to feel for the bloke.
    • 28' Just looking up some stats on Hargreaves. Since September 2008 he has played five minutes of competitive action - most of it today.
    • 27' Hernandez is bundeled over by public enemy number one Karl Henry... but the free-kick is wasted.
    • 26' Milijas goes close! His shot is deflected just wide by his fellow Serbian Vidic. Wolves on top here.
    • 25' Jarvis attempts a cheeky flick goalwards... it drops wide.
    • 24' Agricultural challenge from Brown to bring down Doyle right at the edge of the box after he has already beaten Fletcher.
    • 23' Obertan has a shy from 20 yards... bit of a toe-poke, and he drags it wide.
    • 22' Vidic is hassled into giving the ball away and Jarvis takes over... he wins a corner.
    • 21' OK, it seems Berbatov, Carrick and Rafael all have the flu.
    • 19' It's pretty turgid stuff here, if I'm honest. Not sure what the deal is with Berbatov. He hasn't been playing well, but no place in the squad?
    • 18' Plenty of green and gold scarves in the Old Trafford crowd today - there will have been a few smiles last night when FC United beat Rochdale in the FA Cup. Match report
    • 17' What. Was. That? Bebe smashes the ball high into the crowd from way out on the right. It looked like it should have been a cross, but the result was more of an atrocity.
    • 15' Park hits a shot high over the bar. Wolves have set their stall out and are here for a point. Nothing wrong with that.
    • 14' Park and Evra try shots, both of which are blocked. Wolves getting men behind the ball here.
    • 13' A few of the comments below are calling on Hargreaves to retire. It seems harsh, but equally you wonder if he will ever be able to play more than a few minutes of football without something going wrong. We await news from the United medical staff.
    • 12' Bebe gets half a yard at the edge of the box and hits a left foot shot... loops high in the air to safety for Wolves.
    • 11' Hahnemann comes way out of his area to intercept a long ball for Bebe, attempts to take the ball round him, gets tangled up with his own player and runs it out for a throw!
    • 10' Here, at last, comes Bebe, who scored in the Champions League against Bursapor in midweek.
    • 8' Back on the pitch, there's very little happening. United looking to hold the fort while they're down to 10, and Wolves seemingly happy to let them.
    • 7' United have not yet replaced Hargreaves, and it looks like Bebe will be the man to come on.
    • 6' And he's off. Owen Hargreaves' first start for years and years ends after just six minutes - he is clutching his left hamstring. Such bad luck with injuries.
    • 5' What's going on with Hargreaves? He has come over to touchline grimacing... this is the last thing he needs.
    • 4' Hargreaves attempts a cross from the right... cut out.
    • 3' Sorry to interject with news from elswhere, but the sprinklers have just come on at Birmingham v West Ham!
    • 2' Clipped into the United box for Doyle to chase... but Van der Sar claims it.
    • 1' Game on! Wolves kick off, playing from right to left in orange and black. (Sorry, old gold.) United in red, white and black. Javier Hernandez does his usual pre-match praying routine. Seems to be working so far...
    • 14:58 The teams come out to that silly fanfare. Not the most intimidating United team, it must be said.
    • 14:55 Form, quality, league standings and history favours United: their odds are 2/9, while Wolves have been given 14/1. Obviously anything can happen, but most of United's team are well rested after a largely reserve side beat Bursaspor in midweek.
    • 14:50 United midfielder Paul Scholes is wary of Wolves' attacking threat: "I know they haven’t had the best of starts this season but they've got players who can hurt you. They showed they are capable of scoring goals at Old Trafford - they managed two (in the Carling Cup) - and I'm sure they'll have a go on Saturday as well."
    • 14:45 Wolves boss Mick McCarthy thinks Matt Jarvis should get in the England squad: "I sat next to (Franco) Baldini at the Stoke game (against Manchester United), and I said 'I'd give him a game'. In a friendly I'd play him, no question. What I like about him is that he continuously wants to improve himself. He'll get the balls out and practice his corners and his free-kicks, his left and right-footed crossing."
    • 14:40 FACTS: United have scored six goals from corners this season, more than any Premier League side; Wolves have only once scored more than twice in their last 54 Premier League games.
    • 14:35 FACTS: Nenad Milijas has scored in three of his four appearances for Wolves in all competitions this season. All seven of the Serb’s shots in the Premier League this season have been on target.
    • 14:30 FACTS: Wolves have failed to score in their last six visits to play Manchester United at Old Trafford, and have shipped seven goals in the last 15 minutes of Premier League games this season, more than any other side.
    • 14:25 FACTS: United are unbeaten in their last 15 Premier League matches, have never lost a match they have been winning at half-time in the Premier League at Old Trafford and have averaged 3.1 goals per game in their last 16 league matches at Old Trafford. Fearsome.
    • 14:20 So Owen Hargreaves starts a game for Manchester United. Well well. It's been over two years but it appears the countless ops, recoveries and breakdowns have come to an end for now.
    • 14:20 TEAMS - Man Utd: Van der Sar, Brown, Ferdinand, Vidic, Evra, Obertan, Fletcher, Hargreaves, O'Shea, Park, Hernandez; Subs: Kuszczak, Smalling, Scholes, Fabio Da Silva, Evans, Macheda, Bebe /// Wolves: Hahnemann, Foley, Stearman, Berra, Ward, Edwards, Henry, Milijas, Jarvis, Doyle, Hunt; Subs: Hennessey, Van Damme, Elokobi, Ebanks-Blake, Fletcher, Mancienne, Mouyokolo
    • 14:15 Follow unbeaten Manchester United's home Premier League clash with struggling Wolves live from 3pm.
  • Summary

    • 90+3' GOAL!!! PARK JI-SUNG WINS IT FOR MANCHESTER UNITED!! Heartbreak for Wolves! The little Korean dribbles inside from the right flank and squeezes a low shot inside the right-hand post!
    • 80' A real chance for Fletcher, as he receives a cushioned lay-off from Mancienne but blasts his half-volley into the crowd!
    • 66' GOAL!!! SYLVAN EBANKS BLAKE WITH HIS FIRST TOUCH!! He controls Milijas's pass, takes it away from Vidic and fires low through Van der Sar's legs!
    • 45' GOAL!! Park Ji-Sung breaks the deadlock for United, firing low past Hahnemann after a sensational pass from Fletcher!! Great assist... and the shot might even have been going wide if not for a touch off a defender's boot!
    • 26' Milijas goes close! His shot is deflected just wide by his fellow Serbian Vidic. Wolves on top here.
    • 14:20 TEAMS - Man Utd: Van der Sar, Brown, Ferdinand, Vidic, Evra, Obertan, Fletcher, Hargreaves, O'Shea, Park, Hernandez; Subs: Kuszczak, Smalling, Scholes, Fabio Da Silva, Evans, Macheda, Bebe /// Wolves: Hahnemann, Foley, Stearman, Berra, Ward, Edwards, Henry, Milijas, Jarvis, Doyle, Hunt; Subs: Hennessey, Van Damme, Elokobi, Ebanks-Blake, Fletcher, Mancienne, Mouyokolo

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Line-up

    Live Team Line-Up

    • Starting line-up

      • E. van der Sar
      • W. Brown
      • R. Ferdinand
      • N. Vidic
      • P. Evra
      • O. Hargreaves
      • D. Fletcher
      • J. O'Shea Substitution Out (74′)
      • G. Obertan
      • J. Hernández Yellow Card
      • J. Park Goals×2

      Subs

      • P. Scholes Substitution In74′
      • T. Kuszczak
      • J. Evans
      • C. Smalling
      • F. Macheda Substitution In75′
      • Fábio
      • Bébé Substitution In10′ Substitution Out75′
    • Starting line-up

      • M. Hahnemann
      • K. Foley
      • R. Stearman
      • C. Berra
      • S. Ward
      • K. Henry
      • D. Edwards Substitution Out (65′)
      • N. Milija&#353 Substitution Out (77′)
      • M. Jarvis
      • S. Hunt Substitution Out (64′)
      • K. Doyle

      Subs

      • J. Van Damme
      • S. Ebanks-Blake Substitution In64′ Goal
      • M. Mancienne Substitution In77′
      • S. Fletcher Substitution In65′
      • W. Hennessey
      • S. Mouyokolo
      • G. Elokobi
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