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Wigan 0 United 4

Wigan 0 United 4

A stroll in the park, well DW Stadium actually, saw United score four and take all three points from the fixture against Wigan.

After the 2-0 win over West Brom last time out, Sir Alex Ferguson shuffled his pack and made five change with Van Persie, Rafael, Hernandez, Giggs and Ferdinand all coming back into the starting eleven.

United bossed the first forty-five minutes but had to wait until late on to press home that superiority. The opening goal of the half came with thirty-five minutes on the clock when a Evans ball saw Evra force a save out of Al Habsi and Hernandez was on hand to finish.

Two minutes before the break, United doubled their lead with a goal from Van Persie with the Dutchman showing some exquisite skills to turn Ramis and unleash a curling shot, with his weaker foot, into the top corner.

As for other chances, Hernandez had a goal disallowed, just before the quarter of an hour mark, drifting offside after a fine ball from Giggs whilst Young thought he should have had a penalty after a challenge from Beausejour.

Half Time - Wigan 0 Manchester United 2

The second half mirrored the first with United dominating proceedings and adding a further two goals. The first of these came after 63 minutes when Hernandez scored his second of the game after a free-kick, from Van Persie, was only half-cleared and Hernandez drilled home the loose ball from inside the area.

The fourth goal came two minutes from time, from the prolific boot of Van Persie with the Dutchman presented with an easy chance after Welbeck capitalised on two Wigan defenders colliding with each other, to square the ball for Van Persie to slot home.

As for other contributions to a lively half, well United could have extended their lead early on in the second half but Hernandez screwed a shot wide after an assist from Van Persie whilst Wigan would have felt aggrieved, shortly after, when Kone tapped home a cross-shot from Di Santo, only to see the offside flag go up.

All in all a good win and a goal difference improvement over City, you couldn`t ask for much more could you!

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Writer:Red Boy
Date:Tuesday January 1 2013
Time: 4:57PM


Great result but the best news is we've played Wigan twice now this season so we won't be dropping points against them when they hit their end of season form like we've done in recent years :P
01/01/2013 17:19:00
How much do u lots pay teams to chicken out??lol...on a more serious note,congrats guys it was an emphatic victory earmarked by clinical finishin,a good advert of united's attackin prowess
01/01/2013 18:00:00
There I was thinking oh god spare us another drivel spouting shlok-like chelsea fan but credit to you ken for recognising and giving credit it where its due and just when I was losing hope in the Chelsea fan base :P would wish your club the best of luck but with the league table considered I hope you'll excuse me and understand why I won't.
01/01/2013 18:48:00
the worst United team, in decades, to lead the field by so far at the turn of the year!
01/01/2013 19:34:00
The squad isn't as strong as it use to be no but don't let that fool you it still is a squad brimming with talent and full of quality. Certainly more than enough to challenge other top teams in Europe evident through our league positions and European performances in recent years.
01/01/2013 19:50:00
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