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Leeds 0 Manchester United 3

Manchester United progressed into round four of the Carling Cup with a comfortable win over Leeds United at Elland Road.

Team News - The side selected by Sir Alex had a very strange look about it, see for yourself. However, it appeared that Carrick would be playing at centre half and Valencia at right back, whilst the attack seemed to be blessed with numbers.

United - Amos, Fabio, Fryers, Giggs, Park, Carrick, Valencia, Owen, Berbatov, Macheda, Diouf

Subs - De Gea, Brown, Keane, Thorpe, Pogba, Cole, Welbeck

First Half - United got the action underway at a hostile Elland Road with the home support loudly booing every time United touched the ball.

The home side created the first decent scoring opportunity and United were thankful when Berbatov first cleared a header from Lees off the line and then got a block to the follow-up from McCormack.

Fifteen minutes into the game, that perennial finisher Michael Owen put United ahead on his first start this season when he scuffed home an effort from a Park assist after a lovely flowing build-up. But as they say, they all count as Owen notched his fifth goal in the Carling Cup, in six games, since moving to Old Trafford. Amazingly, the goal was also Owen`s 10th in his last 12 starts for United.

Leeds 0 United 1 (Owen - 15 minutes)

Leeds responded well to going a goal down, Lees and Clayton were looking impressive but the home side looked to be in danger every time United pushed forward with Berbatov the architect pulling the strings.

Owen continued his remarkable scoring record by doubling the lead just past the half hour mark, this time the finish was far more clinical with Owen controlling Diouf`s cross to score from the edge of the area.

Leeds 0 United 2 (Owen - 32 minutes)

Just like on Sunday, against Chelsea, United should have wrapped the game up before half time but Valencia put his effort wide, from eight yards out, of the post after being set up by Owen.

But the game was surely put out of the reach of Leeds when United did get that third goal right on the stroke of half time with Ryan Giggs getting his second of the season, following on from that superb strike in the Stadium of Light. Just like last Wednesday it was a sublime goal.

Giggs picked the ball up, surged in from the flank, slipped the ball through the legs of Snodgrass before hitting a great shot into the roof of the net.

Leeds 0 United 3 (Giggs - 45+1 minutes)

Half Time - Leeds 0 United 3

Second Half - Sir Alex made a change at half time bringing on the youngster Pogba for the veteran Giggs. Wining 3-0 the second half was always going to be a strange half.

Any doubts about the strange back four United had started with were history as United were cruising it. The first half blast of three goals had killed off any Leeds aspirations of making it a cup shock night.



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Writer: Red Boy Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday September 20 2011

Time: 9:46PM

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Owen - what a finish for his second goal!!
niteworlok
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21/09/2011 08:05:00

Owen - what a finish for his second goal!!
niteworlok
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21/09/2011 08:05:00

And if he had meant it what a finish for his first also. Good performance by the team and a lot of positives can be taken from this. Macheda has the makings of a great player though he seems to be suffering from the indecisiveness and one touch too many but that will be ironed out as he matures.
TheFamousNo7
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21/09/2011 09:49:00

And if he had meant it what a finish for his first also. Good performance by the team and a lot of positives can be taken from this. Macheda has the makings of a great player though he seems to be suffering from the indecisiveness and one touch too many but that will be ironed out as he matures.
TheFamousNo7
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21/09/2011 09:49:00

They were some lovely songs the U*d fans were singing at this game.
Bluedub
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21/09/2011 13:43:00

They were some lovely songs the U*d fans were singing at this game.
Bluedub
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21/09/2011 13:43:00

Fantastic result! I want to see more of Pogba please!
ForeverUnited
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21/09/2011 16:47:00

Fantastic result! I want to see more of Pogba please!
ForeverUnited
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21/09/2011 16:47:00

The only player I'd say underperformed in that game is Berby.
TheFamousNo7
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21/09/2011 18:20:00

The only player I'd say underperformed in that game is Berby.
TheFamousNo7
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21/09/2011 18:20:00

Bluedub, i've been to tons of United-Leeds games and have witnessed the, "if pigs could fly, old trafford would be an airport" t shirts worn by Leeds fans! Tell me they've never sang about Munich? I don't condone what our fans sang last night but don't tell me it's not a two way street!
java
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22/09/2011 04:06:00

Bluedub, i've been to tons of United-Leeds games and have witnessed the, "if pigs could fly, old trafford would be an airport" t shirts worn by Leeds fans! Tell me they've never sang about Munich? I don't condone what our fans sang last night but don't tell me it's not a two way street!
java
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22/09/2011 04:06:00

Also Bluedub, it's a mindless minority of both sets of fans, scumbags obvoulsly that spoil it for the rest of us! Don't tar everyone with the same brush my friend!!!
java
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22/09/2011 04:21:00

Also Bluedub, it's a mindless minority of both sets of fans, scumbags obvoulsly that spoil it for the rest of us! Don't tar everyone with the same brush my friend!!!
java
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22/09/2011 04:21:00

And also before you go off on a rant it was the same mindless ******** idiots that arrived with the Istanbul banner that sparked the whole thing!!! despicable behavior and should not be associated with real UNITED fans!!! I hope you'll agree!!!
java
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22/09/2011 05:21:00

And also before you go off on a rant it was the same mindless ******** idiots that arrived with the Istanbul banner that sparked the whole thing!!! despicable behavior and should not be associated with real UNITED fans!!! I hope you'll agree!!!
java
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22/09/2011 05:21:00

Where have I tarred all U*d fans with the one brush Java? I know it's the minority, just like at any club you get these idiots. What *****es me off is when City fans were using the word Munich in a song last season they were pilloried by all and sundry for doing so yet by and large those chants at the Leeds game have been largely ignored, why is this?
Bluedub
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22/09/2011 07:51:00

Where have I tarred all U*d fans with the one brush Java? I know it's the minority, just like at any club you get these idiots. What *****es me off is when City fans were using the word Munich in a song last season they were pilloried by all and sundry for doing so yet by and large those chants at the Leeds game have been largely ignored, why is this?
Bluedub
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22/09/2011 07:51:00

It would seem no one has an answer to my question, anyone? anyone?
Bluedub
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23/09/2011 10:09:00

It would seem no one has an answer to my question, anyone? anyone?
Bluedub
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23/09/2011 10:09:00

 

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