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Wigan 0 United 4

Wigan 0 United 4

A four goal romp, with three of the goals coming in the second half, was enough to see United go four points clear at the top of the Premier League table.

Sir Alex tweaked his starting eleven slightly for this fixture with Scholes coming into the midfield quartet and Hernandez partnering Rooney with our leading scorer, Berbatov dropping to the bench.

Team - Van der Sar, O`Shea, Vidic, Smalling, Evra, Carrick, Nani, Scholes, Fletcher, Rooney, Hernandez

Subs - Kuszczak, Brown, Fabio, Rafael, Gibson, Berbatov, King

United started sloppily, giving the ball away too easily and Wigan could easily have taken the lead early on but Van der Sar pulled off a good save to deny Victor Moses.

Hernandez could easily have given United the lead with a one-on-one situation but was thwarted before some good defensive work from Vidic denied Rodallega after some more good work from Moses.

But it was to be United that were to take the lead when Hernandez netted turning in a lovely cross from Nani.

Wigan 0 United 1 (Hernandez - 17 minutes)

Wigan almost responded immediately when Rodallega set up Watson but once again Van der Sar came to the rescue.

In a move started by Scholes, Rooney set up Nani but his shot hit the woodwork as United pressed to double their lead.

Half Time - Wigan 0 United 1

Wigan started the second half well and once again it was left to Van der Sar to keep United ahead pulling off a spectacular save from a long range effort from Figueroa.

Nani had a couple of chances to double our lead but couldn`t take them before Wigan wasted a glorious chance to go level, after a Vidic mistake, but Moses shot over from twelve yards out.

Pushing forward a spectacular effort from Nani soared over the crossbar. With Wigan throwing players forward, in search of an equaliser, the game started to open up.

Rooney had two chances, both headers but the first went wide and the second straight into the keepers` arms.

But United were to double their lead, shortly after, when a long ball wasn`t dealt with by the Wigan central defenders allowing Rooney and Hernandez to exchange passes before Hernandez netted to get his second goal of the game.

Wigan 0 United 2 (Hernandez - 74 minutes)

United then took advantage of some woeful Wigan defensive work when Rooney netted a third goal. Gibson, on as a substitute for Scholes, set the move in motion but it was down to the unselfishness of Berbatov who set Rooney up for the England striker to tap home.

Wigan 0 United 3 (Rooney - 84 minutes)

Still there was time for United to further improve their goal difference when Fabio, on as a substitute, scored to wrap things up for United. Netting his first goal for the club from a Fletcher cross.

Wigan 0 United 4 (Fabio - 87 minutes)

The game was now United`s and with Arsenal not playing, due to a Carling Cup Final appearance, the lead at the top of the Premier League was stretched to four points.

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Writer:Red Boy
Date:Saturday February 26 2011
Time: 4:55PM


Good elbow from Rooney - he looks more and more like Shearer with every passing game. Pity he got a straight red and will miss your next three games. Oh, hang on...
26/02/2011 21:11:00
We win 4-0 and all you can cry about is Rooney fcb, pathetic. Typical that a City fan would highlight all thats wrong with United but never congratulate the positives, then again, should I expect anything more from an ABU?
27/02/2011 00:12:00
Good result and a good effort from the team, hopefully win can repeat this at Stamford Bridge. Hernandez showed his clinicality once again and is already, in my opinion, one of the best strikers in the league. It was also reassuring to see Fabio playing, so many neutrals believe Rafael is the better of the two when they are yet to see Fabio really play.
27/02/2011 00:15:00
I don't condone Rooney's "challenge" (only just saw it) but to smear a good result is very pathetic. "It was not because he was Wayne Rooney. It was an incident in the game. That is it." - Roberto Martinez, no doubt the rest of the world will be up in arms and will say it's favouritism or some ABU rubbish along those lines whilst the man it affectst the most will see it as nothing more than an "incident", it's football, it happens, accept it and move on.
27/02/2011 00:47:00
Use whatever sophistry you want famous, the decision was an utter disgrace, Rooney should be banned for the elbow and because it happened so early in the game it may have had an influence on the eventual result. Even your manager has admitted that you were under the cosh for the early part of the game, so if Rooney had walked you could well have caved in. But I suppose you will just ignore the fact that one of your players got away with blatant cheating yet again and whine about how the ABU's are giving you a hard time. Well done for getting yet another tainted victory on your way to a title you patently do not deserve. united are a disgrace, Clattenburg is a disgrace and if rooney and united get away with that crap then football is fixed. End of.
27/02/2011 02:34:00
And for what it's worht, imagine the world were turned on it's head and the elbow had happened against rooney but the opposition player had got off scot-free. What would you say then? ***** happens? Balllox would you, you'd do the typical manure thing of screaming and screaming and screaming again. The referrees are scared of united and therefore you get an easy ride.
27/02/2011 02:36:00
Rooney should have been off and lets hope the F A act and ban him for 3 games, as it is the least he deserves. The other way round and you'd be screaming about it and demanding life time bans, so the Joke not said a word
Tiny T
27/02/2011 08:22:00
good win The Famous no7, but don't let it over shadow rooneys disgraceful elbow! and fithcolumbe blue, how you have the nerve to come on here after ben thatchers forearm smash on that portsmouth player god only knows, up the Villa
27/02/2011 09:22:00
just heard Mike Phelean on MOT'D what a juanker, pure and simple a proper juanker, his comments are disgusting, how he can say the ref dealt with it correctly! I just wonder how he'd feel if I smashed him one and the police put their arm round me, smiled and let me walk away, and you wonder why your the most hated club around, when idiots like that make comments like that
27/02/2011 09:35:00
Shrek = a disgrace. Clattenburg = a joke. Rags = long ball merchants. Eltoro - get off your high horse, Thatcher was banned and rightly so for that incident, you won't find many City fans that will argue that what he did was in anyway acceptable. This is not th first time Rooney has done this and more importantly got away with it and it certainly won't be the last.
27/02/2011 13:16:00
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