4 Goals. 4 Goals in one half, the second half. Tevez, twice Ronaldo and Rooney.
2 more injuries in the first 30 minutes: Vidic and O’Shea.
3 Penalties not awarded.
Another clean sheet: number 6 in the Prem, number 8 in a row.
Tevez clearly best player on the pitch, closel followed by Ronaldo.
ManU at the top of the table for at least the next 24 hours. I think the lads has given a warning to the other 3 big teams. ManU top favourite for the title again… who’s going to stop this rolling train? High speed train.
I think that’s the perfect resume of today’s game against Wigan.
Live report after the jump.
1 Minute added.
89′ Great save by Kirkland on the onstorming Simpson who didn’t see Rooney standing alone in the box.
88′ Rio with a great sliding in the box on Valencia and 2nd Wigan corner (against 12 for us). Great breakout by Nani after Ronaldo’s clearance, but he waits to long with the pass for Ronnie’s hat trick.
David Platt just said it in the Skysports box: superiority
85′ Another great (and similar) ball from Simpson on Rooney, but a little deep this time and Wayne can jsut keep the ball in, without anything more.
Who’s next? Who’ll score #5?
81′ Rooney! 4-0!!! Brilliant deep center from Simpson. Rooney with the head!
His first in the Prem this season.
79′ Tevez’s center on Rooney just too hard and the sliding in Wayne doesn’t find the ball.
Replacement: Standing ovation for the Ninja and Nani comes in.
78′ Brilliant high ball deep for Ronnie from Anderson, over 40 yards again. Ronnie storming in and his shot only little high.
76′ 3-0. Brilliant deep pass from Pique on Rooney, 40 yards pass in the space and easy center, low, from Rooney. Ronaldo only has to put in. What a class ManU is showing here.
74′ Kirkland again. 1-2 Ronaldo – Rooney at the base, Kilbane makes things hard for Ronaldo and Kirkland saves in 2 times.
72′ Scholes with a deep ball on Anderson, but just a little deep and Kirkland came out well.
We could do with another 5 crazy and fast minutes now. Some more goals would only make everything better.
We certainly have to avoid letting Wigan come in the game.
70′ Tevez wins a free kick.
Wigan now playing defensively in 2 3player rows.
66′ High leg from Bramble… on Hall, who stays down. That doesn’t look nice for Hall’s ankle.
And with his first touch, K. needs another exceptional save!!!
And Wigan obtains their first corner.
65′ Olembe off for Valencia.
Giggs has been working hard today, he deserves his first goal of the season in this game. And if that were to happen, I think things look bad for the opposition.
64′ Tevez on Rooney who centers, but Ronaldo’s header is a little weak.
62′ Nice show from Ronnie. More step overs in the box than a samba dancer turns his feet. But… why did no one go and claim that ball?
60′ Rooney flagged offside, that was a great pass from Tevez tho.
I think now we’ll see some more goals here. 2? 3 more?
58′ Corner #14 now. Via via Giggs ball comes to Ronnie’s head. From 2 yards. 2-0! Ronaldo!!!
But Giggs also deserved the credits there that was a strike… and a save!
57′ Shot from Wigan, from just outside and just wide.
56′ WTF!!! Evra penetrates, gets caught and disbalanced. Doesn’t get the penalty! Again.
53′ TEVEZ!!!!! 1-0!
Great defending by Rio, moves in and finds Anderson who immediately passes on to Tevez. And the ninja penetrates, gets away from three people and after having gotten Kirkland on the ground, he finishes from around the penalty spot.
52′ Ronaldo center on Rooney, gets the ball back, chips towards Tevez, cleared… on Giggs volley… but over again!
We continue pushing, but Wigan is positioned well and we still haven’t found the opening.
Wigan change: Melchiot off for Hall.
50′ Booking for Skoko after tackle on Giggs.
48′ Anderson deep on Wayne, back to Giggs who tries to lift the ball over for Rooney, but corner #10. Pique blocked and Tevez’s scissor deflected in another corner. Rooney’s header a little weak this time.
Tevez wins another corner, after a fast break over Rooney.
47′ Anderson for Rooney, Melchiot concedes a corner. Again no aerial threat and Olembe clears.
46′ And we’re back watching another 45 minutes 8 in the box against a ManU squad trying to break the lock.
HT We clearly are the better team, although respect due where due, Wigan has been playing rather well, but even with our international injured squad sidelined, we are better and always moving forward. We’ll see goals here today. Tevez the best player on the pitch.
2 Penalties not given and a booking which wasn’t one. Vidic and O’Shea injured as well, after Saha again managed the incredible. See you in some minutes.
45’+1′ Great pass by Giggs on Tevez, who turns, shoots and deflected over by Melchiot. Of course the ref didn’t see the deflection!!!
44′ Some brilliant passing play in the box there. Tevez, Ronaldo and Rooney all involved and then Anderson with a really poor shot for that combination play.
Corner #7 for us now. Kilbane clears.
43′ Corner flag after a cleared center by Anderson.
42′ Good high ball from Scholes on Tevez, but just a little high for Tevez. Free kick for Kirkland.
41′ Ronnie on Tevez, who changes sides. Evra’s center on Melchiot.
Somebody please replace that referee. What a luck SAF isn’t a whiner and won’t ever asked for a referee not to blow a ManU game anymore, otherwise we’d know when and whom would be the victim
39′ Tevez to Ronaldo, Skoko defends well.
38′ Ronnie finds some yards freedom and shoots from 25 yards. Kirkland goes down and saves. Corner for us, but after second attempt Wayne is offside.
36′ What a reflex by Evra in defending position this time. Almsot lost the ball, but wiith a reverse scissor he managed to clear!
35′ Evra claiming a penalty now for an obstruction foul in the box. Then rough tackle from Melchiot on Ronnie’s ankle, from behind but stoic referee.
Handball by Olembe.
33′ Rooney fighting for the ball, tries a shot from just outside of the box and ball bounces to Giggsy, but again a poor volley by the Welshman.
32′ I can’t believe it. The FA must have said ‘Now Jose’s gone, we can whistle against ManU.’ My kingdom for a decent ref this season.
31′ Shot from 28 by Skoko, but K. in 2 times.
Rooney down the line. Gets booked after a committed slide and collision. Same kind of sliding from Bramble, but he slides faster and Rooney gets the booking. Thanks, ref.
29′ ManUtd replacement, Simpson on for the injured O’Shea.
28′ Tevez wide to Ronaldo, but his center for Wayne is put out by Melchiot. Corner for us, but Ronaldo’s header off target.
O’Shea seems injured now. Oh my! Seems a groin injury.
25′ Ronaldo omni-present in the game, but always closed down by immediately 2 people .
Scholes – Pique – Anderso, Scholes again – Ronnie on the right. Tevez wins a throw in.
We need to reorganize now, both midfield and defense.
22′ Evra down now, grabbing his head, after a Scharner challenge. What’s up this year? Are we doomed? He gets up again, but d@mn this is getting annoying.
20′ Vidic walking down to the dressing room. *sigh*
Anderson comes on, so we’ll see O’Shea become center-back.
18′ Ronaldo playing deep in the box, but Rooney not fast enough to reach that ball.
17′ Vidic still suffering after the air challenge and goes to the line for threatment. Saying he’ll continue but this is really bad. Visible swelling on the cheek. Ice cubes needed there. Or some Stellas of course would calm down the pain too. :D
Now deciding with SAF whether he’ll continue.
15′ Fast ManU break out with Ronaldo. Passes to Tevez who passes on the the in running Rooney, but Wayne again not altruistic enough and Wigan can restructure.
14′ Ronnie to Rooney. 1-2, ROnnie looking for Scholes but a little too wide.
13′ Scholes being very active so far. If we can score in the next minutes, Wigan has a problem.
Scholes deep pass trying to find Tevez, but a little too deep. Throw in for Wigan.
11′ Ronnie, Tevez, Ronnie again but didn’t manage to comlete the mouvement and find the penetrating Tevez.
Rooney now to Tevez. Tevez gets a free kick AGAINST. :-|
10′ Becoming a new ‘young Rooney’ running all over the pitch, chasing the ball.
9′ K. allowed to touch the ball aftr a poor and wide shot from Wigan.
7′ Giggs deep and wins a corner. We clearly are the corner champions this year. Another corner for us. Evra tried a low center but Wigan with 8 in the box. Looks like it’s going to be another ‘Reading game’: 10 in the box and attack after attack from ManU.
5′ Tevez down the line. Center from the Argentinean, bounces off Olembe and Kirkland saves. Ronaldo brought down immediately afterwards in the box. But referee doesn’t react. That was a clear penalty. Butawesome save by Kirkland.
4′ ManU moving forward again. Scholes – Vidic – Rio – Tevez. Throw in for ManU.
Air challenge, Vidic goes down after rough touch with Bent. SAF looking worrysome. It’s not that we need another injury, but Nemanja gets up again.
Is it a surprise that Wigan hardly touched the ball so far?
2′ Vidic with long pass to Evra. Good challenge by Melchiot.
1′ KO Giggs won the toss.
Our Lineup: Kuzsczack, Pique, Rio, Vidic, Evra, O’Shea, Scholes, Giggs, Ronaldo, Tevez, Rooney.
Brown injured and our bestest [sic] and fittest French one… Saha… managed it to get injured during the warm up. *sigh*
Wigan Lineup: Kirkland, Melchiot, Boyce, Bramble, Kilbane, Scharner, Brown, Skoko, Koumas, Olembe, Bent.
Hi guys, welcome to another live report of ManUtd. Today we play a lunch time game, against Wigan and we all are looking forward to a crushing defeat. 4, 5 or more goals today?