Thursday, May 14, 2009

Wigan 1-2 Manchester United



Red Devils visited JJB with Wigan having a dismal record against Manchester United with 7 defeats to their name.Manchester United on the other hand went with the motive of all three points to ward off any possibilities of Liverpool beating them to a Premier League title and be within a point with two games remaining of a third consecutive Premiers

Manchester United's target or supposed target as per the papers,Valencia ran raging towards the Manchester United goal in as early as the 2nd minute only to chip it and claim he was challenged from behind by Vidic.Replays showed differently though.

A Berbatov cross into the penalty area for Wayne Rooney who found himself unmarked should have been the first goal of the match but unbelievably so he headed wide in the 10th minute.

Another display of breathtaking passes by the team in red only a minute later saw Fletcher's effort go agonizingly wide.

Rodallega scored the first of the evening for Wigan after a strong challenge in the box against Vidic which left the Serbian absolutely furious with the referee.Van Der Sar beaten on his near post. Wigan Athletic 1 - 0 Manchester United.

Towards the final stages of the first half,Wigan's combination of Valencia and Rodallega combined with a neat one-two to create a chance for Rodallega but his shot went wide.

Wigan being the unlikely team to be ahead as both the teams head for their dressing rooms.Surely Manchester United would come out with better attacking prowess. At half time,Wigan 1 - 0 Manchester United.

Just like Monday's events,a substitution proved vital as Carlos Tevez came on for an uneventful evening for Anderson. He showed his worth and his work ethic once again by running around for the ball.

The break through came through the Argentine as Carrick's shot from a distance fell into Tevez's path who put the ball in the back of the net with a neat skill. Wigan 1 - 1 Manchester United.

Manchester United and Ronaldo would feel they had a penalty turned down as a 73rd minute lung busting run by Ronaldo inside the box left the Portuguese on the ground after a supposed nudge by Figuero made him lose his balance.

You know as they say,its a game of 90 minutes.United proved that very well.Michael Carrick placed the ball right in the corner,beyond the reach of the keeper.A calm left footed strike with absolutely no follow through in the 86th minute.Wigan Athletic 1 - 2 Manchester United.

The night was disappointing for Ronaldo who couldn't make most of Tevez,Carrick and Ronaldo combination of passing in the 89th minute with only the keeper to beat as he blazed his effort over.

At full time,with two games to go Manchester United would just need one point from their remaining two fixtures to retain their title for a third consecutive title.The remaining fixtures being against relegation facing Hull and fourth placed Arsenal on the penultimate day.

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