Norwich City 1 Manchester United 2

Match corresponding the Premier League and played at Carrow Road.

Its the nineties all over again. Scholes and Giggs scoring and grabbing the winner deep into Fergie Time! A lethargic United performance that started ever so well. Sharp, electric and fluid movement and passing which resulted in Paul Scholes scoring from a header from a few yards out. Norwich seemed dazed and ripe for the taking, but this team deserves a lot of respect and it has guts galore. A spirited fight back first wrested control of midfield and then the ball from United that had Nani and Carrick back to their worst! Enter the much maligned David De GEa. If he was Man of the Match on Thursday night he is also deserving of the accolade today. He pull off three magnificent saves and appears to have discovered the knack of clutching a ball from out of the air. His best save, a point balnk header that he grasped out of thin air and stuck to his gloves. Time and again Norwich slammed against this inspired Spaniard while worryingly United seemed to give the ball away far too easily and create little. Young replaced a jaded Hernandez but no change. 80 odd minutes into the game Grant Holt continued his knack of scoring against the big teams and buried a thunderbolt of a shot into the top left hand corner of the goal. Norwich had justifiably equalised and Manchester City were smiling. Enter Ryan Giggs, 900 appeareance for the club today and evergreen. Young floated in a cross with 91 minutes on the clock and up pops the perennial Welshman at the far post to knock in United’s winner. The scale of the celebrations is testament to how hard Norwich City fought United. With Spurs losing 5-2 at the Emirates and them coming to Old Trafford next weekend United certainly have assure second place and keep within 2 points of Manchester City. Fergie Time!!!

Manchester United Team

1   David De Gea

3   Patrice Evra

5   Rio Ferdinand

6   Johnny Evans

4   Phil Jones

17 Nani

16 Michael Carrick

22 Paul Scholes (Goal)

11 Ryan Giggs (Goal)

19 Danny Welbeck

14 Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez

SUBSTITUTES

Ashley Young on for Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez

Chris Smalling on for Ryan Giggs

 

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