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Neil Moxley's Match Zone: Where was the Carling Cup won and lost?
Published : 01 Mar 2010 01:45:00
United's dream teamWayne Rooney has now scored eight headers in his past nine appearances. Even more remarkable is that he'd only managed to nod home four in his previous 342 games! And the reason he is now head boy? Antonio Valencia. Rooney has scored six goals from Valencia assists this season five from crosses... including five headers, of course. Head boy: Rooney has now score eight headers in his last nine appearances Green and Gold watchThe first 'Glazer out' chant reverberated around Wembley after just 15 minutes of the match. Despite a couple of prominently-placed flags, there was little other public defiance until shortly after Wayne Rooney's winner. A stirring rendition of 'We'll Never Die,' was accompanied by an impressive show of scarves. Green and Gold army: Manchester United fans continued their anti-Glazer protests Milner v FletcherJames Milner was everywhere at Wembley. However, as the match wore on and Villa inevitably got tired, their star man's influence lessened. As the England midfielder's stamina was tested, Darren Fletcher grew into the final as the game wore on. Sir Alex Ferguson's tactics clearly paid off after leaving United's Scotland skipper out of the match against West Ham in midweek. Milner's touch map proves just how committed the Aston Villa man was to covering every blade of grass. Manchester United 2 Aston Villa 1: Ref, you got it so wrong! Fury at Phil Dowd reprieve for Nemanja Vidic as Red Devils claim Carling CupLeague Cup glory put Wayne Rooney on the road to greatnessJames Corden gives Man United stars an aerobics workout for Sports ReliefVilla boss O'Neill rules out succeeding Sir Alex at Manchester UnitedEXCLUSIVE: Owen Hargreaves tells Capello: I won't make World CupKeith Harris tempts Manchester United fans with golden shareMANCHESTER UNITED FC