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  • Date:28 Jan 2014
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Old Trafford
  • Attendance:75,301
  • van Persie (5) Young (58)
    Young (58) Young (58)
Goal!

Live Commentary

The referee brings the game to a close.

92:02 +2.02

Wayne Rooney takes a shot and went wide right of the net.

89:38

Chris Smalling manages to make a clearance.

87:07

Shot by Bo-Kyung Kim. Blocked by Phil Jones.

85:22

Corner taken by Craig Bellamy.

84:01

(Man Utd) makes a substitution, with Adnan Januzaj coming on for Juan Mata.

83:25

The referee blows for offside against Ashley Young.

82:36

Phil Jones manages to make a clearance.

82:15

Phil Jones challenges Fraizer Campbell unfairly and gives away a free kick.

81:02

Ben Turner makes a clearance.

79:57

Clearance made by Patrice Evra.

79:09

Free kick taken by Chris Smalling.

79:00

Phil Jones fouled by Fraizer Campbell, the ref awards a free kick.

78:00

Mats Daehli on for Craig Noone.

76:28

Clearance by Kevin McNaughton.

73:52

Clearance made by Craig Noone.

73:48

Antonio Valencia takes the chance to get an effort at goal. David Marshall parries the ball away.

71:53

Shot by Wayne Rooney. Steven Caulker gets a block in.

71:52

Juan Mata restarts play with the free kick.

71:35

Juan Mata fouled by Gary Medel, the ref awards a free kick.

70:38

Tom Cleverley comes on in place of Ryan Giggs.

69:08

Kevin McNaughton makes a clearance.

68:45

Clearance made by Ben Turner.

68:13

(Cardiff) makes a substitution, with Ben Turner coming on for Mark Hudson.

65:52

Bo-Kyung Kim takes the chance to get an effort at goal. David De Gea blocks the ball.

64:45

Clearance by Jonny Evans.

63:38

Steven Caulker makes a clearance.

63:37

Antonio Valencia crosses the ball.

62:49

Robin van Persie leaves the field to be replaced by Wayne Rooney.

60:53

Patrice Evra manages to make a clearance.

60:44

Peter Whittingham crosses the ball in from the free kick.

60:17

Juan Mata gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Craig Bellamy.

58:18

Ashley Young grabs a goal with a right foot finish. Man Utd 2-0 Cardiff.Assist by Juan Mata.

56:12

Clearance by Chris Smalling.

55:37

The ball is swung over by Juan Mata.

53:59

Clearance made by Patrice Evra.

53:57

The ball is delivered by Declan John.

51:19

Bo-Kyung Kim is brought on as a substitute for Jordon Mutch.

50:06

Ashley Young fouled by Craig Noone, the ref awards a free kick.

49:55

Centre by Antonio Valencia.

47:41

Kevin McNaughton takes the free kick.

47:17

The assistant referee signals for offside against Juan Mata.

The referee starts the second half.

45:45 +0.45

Rafael Da Silva makes a clearance.

45:41

Clearance made by Chris Smalling.

45:11

Foul by Antonio Valencia on Craig Bellamy, free kick awarded.

The referee blows for half time.

43:05

David Marshall restarts play with the free kick.

41:57

Clearance made by Declan John.

39:54

Corner taken by Peter Whittingham.

39:19

Declan John crosses the ball.

38:09

Phil Jones has an effort at goal. Mark Hudson gets a block in.

37:59

Clearance by Mark Hudson.

34:09

Header at goal by Fraizer Campbell to the left of the net.

34:08

The ball is sent over by Kevin McNaughton.

33:00

Ashley Young decides to take the corner short.

32:42

The ball is delivered by Ashley Young.

31:46

Free kick awarded for a foul by Juan Mata on Peter Whittingham.

31:10

Ashley Young manages to make a clearance.

31:08

Shot by Peter Whittingham.

30:19

Antonio Valencia takes a fantastic shot. Mark Hudson gets a block in.

29:22

Chris Smalling fouled by Fraizer Campbell, the ref awards a free kick.

29:07

The ball is crossed by Ryan Giggs.

28:04

Free kick taken by Gary Medel.

27:47

Unfair challenge on Jordon Mutch by Phil Jones results in a free kick.

26:32

Steven Caulker makes a clearance.

25:15

Craig Noone fouled by Patrice Evra, the ref awards a free kick.

23:25

Mark Hudson heads at goal. A parry by David De Gea prevents the goal.

22:41

The ball is delivered by Declan John.

22:08

Juan Mata concedes a free kick for a foul on Gary Medel.

22:04

Patrice Evra makes a clearance.

21:31

Free kick crossed by Juan Mata.

20:55

The referee shows Craig Bellamy a yellow card.

20:49

Unfair challenge on Antonio Valencia by Mark Hudson results in a free kick.

20:43

Ryan Giggs takes the free kick.

19:52

Unfair challenge on Jonny Evans by Jordon Mutch results in a free kick.

19:10

The ball is swung over by Juan Mata.

18:04

The assistant referee signals for offside against Craig Bellamy.

16:41

The ball is delivered by Robin van Persie.

16:08

Free kick awarded for a foul by Gary Medel on Juan Mata.

13:27

Patrice Evra restarts play with the free kick.

12:48

Ashley Young manages to make a clearance.

9:28

David Marshall restarts play with the free kick.

9:03

The official flags Patrice Evra offside.

7:59

The ball is swung over by Rafael Da Silva.

5:43

Robin van Persie grabs a goal with a headed effort. Man Utd 1-0 Cardiff.

5:42

Headed chance falls to Robin van Persie. David Marshall parries the ball but the danger is not over.

5:40

Header at goal by Antonio Valencia hits the woodwork.

4:46

Chris Smalling restarts play with the free kick.

4:29

Jordon Mutch gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Smalling.

3:53

The ball is sent over by Jordon Mutch.

3:02

Rafael Da Silva makes a clearance.

2:55

Peter Whittingham restarts play with the free kick.

2:30

Free kick awarded for a foul by Antonio Valencia on Craig Bellamy.

1:27

Corner from the left by-line taken by Ashley Young.

1:05

Centre by Patrice Evra.

0:55

Juan Mata crosses the ball.

The match begins.

Match Preview

Duo return to United training David Moyes has confirmed Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie trained on Monday morning and could return for Manchester United's Barclays Premier League encounter with Cardiff at Old Trafford on Tuesday. Rooney has been missing with a groin strain since the New Year's Day defeat by Tottenham, whilst Van Persie suffered a thigh problem in the Champions League win over Shakhtar Donetsk last month. However, both are in contention to face Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men, along with B#37.1million new-boy Juan Mata, who is set to make his debut. "They have all trained today," said Moyes. Moyes could also have midfielder Marouane Fellaini back after wrist surgery. Meanwhile, the United boss has dismissed rumours of a big-money bid for teenage sensation Adnan Januzaj from Paris St-Germain. "I think you have been listening to too much speculation," said Moyes to a question about Januzaj's future. "Adnan is very much part of what we are doing and it will continue to be that way." Moyes has also side-stepped questions over the future of Rooney, whose contract expires in 2015 but has been linked with a massive extension, that could net him B#300,000 a week. "It is one I have left with (executive vice-chairman) Ed Woodward and Wayne and his advisors," said Moyes. "We will give you an update on it at the right time. Right now I would prefer to talk about his performances." Moyes might find himself in rather a strange situation on Tuesday given the reception for the opposing manager is going to be far more enthusiastic than his own given the depth of feeling for Solskjaer at Old Trafford. Yet the Scot feels such accolades are fully deserved. "He deserves it because of what he has done here," said Moyes. "He won the Champions League and was a great ambassador for Manchester United." Cardiff boss Solskjaer admits he always regarded returning to Manchester United as a manager as an "unrealistic dream". But the former United striker will be back at Old Trafford this week, in charge of the side using the opposing dugout, looking to win points for the Bluebirds' relegation fight. The Norwegian has been handed a quick return to his former stomping ground after Cardiff identified him as the man to pull them away from the Barclays Premier League drop zone earlier this month. He is certain to receive a good reception, with his playing days at the club from 1996-2007, under Sir Alex Ferguson, fresh in the memory. It is a situation he has previously imagined, but without thinking it might really occur before he began his managerial career with Molde. The 40-year-old said: "It has not been an ambition but it has been sort of an unrealistic dream. You never know one day you might end up there. "The former manager just always installed into us 'dream big', and maybe unrealistic, because you never know it might happen. "For me to play at Man United was never in my wildest dreams. "So now I'm there as a manager. It just comes by coincidence. You just end up there." Solskjaer, who famously scored United's late winning goal in the 1999 Champions League final, has no room for sentiment, however. Cardiff are bottom of the table without a win in six games in the competition. With the table tight - just six points separate the Bluebirds from 10th-placed Aston Villa - the position is not yet precarious, but Solskjaer knows results need to improve. When asked what victory would mean to him, he said: "Three points, of course. "We can't say that we are going to win, we are going to go there and put a performance on that we will be proud of, come back home with no regrets. "You go out there to perform on the pitch and as long as you give it your all and come back from places like this with pride." United have endured a rocky spell with the side seventh in the table, recently knocked out of both domestic cups and pressure building on Moyes. The timing of the fixture could be good for Cardiff but, still fiercely loyal to his former club, Solskjaer refuses to say anything against United. He said: "Of course the fear factor is still there. You're going to the biggest club in the world. "I can remember many bad defeats that you react to. That's Man United, they always bounce back."

Formation:4411Manager: David Moyes

Man Utd

Formation: 451Manager: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Cardiff

  • David De Gea
  • Rafael Da Silva
  • Chris Smalling
  • Jonny Evans
  • Patrice Evra
  • Antonio Valencia
  • Phil Jones
  • Ryan Giggs
  • Ashley Young
  • Juan Mata
  • Robin van Persie
  • SUBS
  • Wayne Rooney
  • Anders Lindegaard
  • Javier Hernandez
  • Tom Cleverley
  • Darren Fletcher
  • Shinji Kagawa
  • Adnan Januzaj

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Match Report

Form Guide

    WWWLWL
  • Man Utd
  • VS
  • Cardiff
  • LLDLLL

Last Meetings

  • Cardiff
  • 2 - 2
  • Man Utd
  • 24/11/2013
  • Man Utd
  • 3 - 0
  • Cardiff
  • 03/02/1962
  • Cardiff
  • 1 - 2
  • Man Utd
  • 16/09/1961
  • Man Utd
  • 3 - 3
  • Cardiff
  • 29/04/1961
  • Cardiff
  • 3 - 0
  • Man Utd
  • 26/11/1960
  • Cardiff
  • 2 - 3
  • Man Utd
  • 27/04/1957

Top Scorers

Man Utd

  • W Rooney 8
  • D Welbeck 8
  • R van Persie 6
  • A Januzaj 3
  • AL Valencia 2
  • JB Hernandez 2
  • P Evra 1
  • A Young 1
  • T Cleverley 1
  • C Smalling 1

Cardiff

  • F Campbell 5
  • J Mutch 4
  • P Whittingham 2
  • S Caulker 2
  • PO Odemwingie 1
  • AE Gunnarsson 1
  • C Noone 1
  • B Kim 1

Goals

Man Utd

    • Total goals 63
    • Goals per game 36
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 5 (For) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 6 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 5 (For) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Cardiff

    • Total goals 44
    • Goals per game 17
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) 11 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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