Wigan Athletic 1 Manchester United 0

Match played at the DW Stadium and corresponding to the Premier League.

Poor United performance that saw Wigan have upto 67% of the possession at one point in the first half. The controversy, that seems to follow United around, came midway into the first half when Moses appeared to have scored a legitimate goal. The linesman however spotted an obstruction on De Gea which impeded the keeper getting to the ball. Despite Trevor Francis’s disbelief Caldwell is clearly obstructing the keeper. Yet United’s midfield was constantly overrun and the closest United came was a Rooney shot blasted well wide. Half time saw Young come off and Tom Cleverley replace him to try and wrest some control. There was little initial impact and, indeed Shaun Maloney scored a wondrous goal, curling a shot past a diving De Gea. The goal came from a corner that should have never been as the last touch came from a Wigan player. Rooney, having an awful games, was taken off and replaced by Nani and for the first time United carried threat and promise but bore no fruit. United piled on the pressure but it was the 78th minute before Al Habsi in the Wigan goal was called to make any save of note. United very poor as City romped to a win against West Brom. 8 points were becoming 5! Great and well deserved 3 points for Wigan and life breathes into the title race again.

Manchester United Team

1   David De Gea
3   Patrice Evra
5   Rio Ferdinand
6   Johnny Evans
4   Phil Jones
18 Ashley Young
16 Michael Carrick
11 Ryan Giggs
25 Antonio Valencia
10 Wayne Rooney
14 Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez

Tom Cleverley on for Ashley Young
Danny Welbeck on for Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez
Nani on for Wayne Rooney

2 comments on “Wigan Athletic 1 Manchester United 0

  1. kickingsport says:

    Fair enough. Certainly spices things up a bit!

    • jmcneice says:

      Thanks. It does indeed. Villa at home on Sunday now becomes a crucial match as the more points we have in the bag before the Etihad the better!

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