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The referee brings the game to a close.
Goal scored by Ji-Sung Park from deep inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Man Utd 2-1 Wolverhampton.Darren Fletcher provided the assist for the goal.
Gabriel Obertan concedes a free kick for a foul on Christophe Berra. Free kick taken by Marcus Hahnemann.
Paul Scholes takes a shot. Blocked by Richard Stearman.
The ball is sent over by Wes Brown, Christophe Berra makes a clearance.
Ji-Sung Park sends in a cross, Matthew Jarvis makes a clearance.
Gabriel Obertan produces a overhead kick right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the right-hand post.
The ball is delivered by Federico Macheda, Richard Stearman manages to make a clearance.
Marcus Hahnemann takes the free kick.
The referee cautions Javier Hernandez for unsporting behaviour.
Javier Hernandez is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Marcus Hahnemann.
Wes Brown crosses the ball, clearance made by Christophe Berra.
Effort from deep inside the area by Steven Fletcher clears the bar.
Steven Fletcher produces a left-footed shot from inside the area that clears the bar.
Patrice Evra crosses the ball, Richard Stearman makes a clearance.
Michael Mancienne is brought on as a substitute for Nenad Milijas.
Gabriel Obertan takes a outswinging corner.
Darren Fletcher takes a shot. Richard Stearman gets a block in.
John O'Shea goes off and Paul Scholes comes on. Federico Macheda on for Tiago Bebe.
Corner taken by Gabriel Obertan from the left by-line.
Javier Hernandez takes a shot. Marcus Hahnemann makes a save.
Karl Henry concedes a free kick for a foul on Tiago Bebe. Wes Brown takes the direct free kick.
Steven Fletcher takes a shot. Blocked by Sylvan Ebanks-Blake.
Sylvan Ebanks-Blake finds the back of the net with a goal from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Man Utd 1-1 Wolverhampton.Assist on the goal came from Nenad Milijas.
Ji-Sung Park sends in a cross. A cross is delivered by Gabriel Obertan, clearance made by Stephen Ward.
(Wolverhampton) makes a substitution, with Sylvan Ebanks-Blake coming on for Stephen Hunt. Steven Fletcher comes on in place of David Edwards. Unfair challenge on Ji-Sung Park by David Edwards results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Patrice Evra.
Javier Hernandez takes a shot. Blocked by Nenad Milijas.
Kevin Doyle crosses the ball.
Free kick taken by Rio Ferdinand. Handball by Nenad Milijas. Tiago Bebe takes a shot. Save made by Marcus Hahnemann.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Karl Henry on Ji-Sung Park. Free kick taken by Rio Ferdinand.
Javier Hernandez has shot on goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Centre by Tiago Bebe.
Stephen Hunt concedes a free kick for a foul on Ji-Sung Park. Free kick taken by John O'Shea.
Centre by Patrice Evra, blocked by Kevin Foley. Inswinging corner taken by Gabriel Obertan.
Matthew Jarvis sends in a cross, Nemanja Vidic makes a clearance.
The second half begins.
It is the end of the first-half.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Javier Hernandez by Karl Henry. Rio Ferdinand takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Nemanja Vidic on Kevin Doyle. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Nenad Milijas from right channel, John O'Shea manages to make a clearance.
A goal is scored by Ji-Sung Park from inside the penalty box low into the middle of the goal. Man Utd 1-0 Wolverhampton.Darren Fletcher provided the assist for the goal.
Ji-Sung Park sends in a cross, Christophe Berra manages to make a clearance.
The ball is crossed by Matthew Jarvis, clearance by John O'Shea.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Javier Hernandez by Christophe Berra. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Darren Fletcher, David Edwards makes a clearance.
The ball is swung over by Matthew Jarvis.
Gabriel Obertan produces a cross. Wes Brown delivers the ball, Richard Stearman makes a clearance.
Stephen Ward crosses the ball, clearance by Rio Ferdinand.
Foul by Stephen Ward on Tiago Bebe, free kick awarded. Patrice Evra delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, Marcus Hahnemann makes a save.
Tiago Bebe sends in a cross, blocked by Stephen Ward.
Ji-Sung Park delivers the ball, Marcus Hahnemann gets a block in.
Gabriel Obertan is caught offside. Marcus Hahnemann takes the indirect free kick.
Patrice Evra fouled by Kevin Foley, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Patrice Evra.
Darren Fletcher sends in a cross, Marcus Hahnemann makes a comfortable save.
The ball is delivered by Darren Fletcher.
Kevin Doyle crosses the ball, clearance by Rio Ferdinand.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Karl Henry on Javier Hernandez. Free kick taken by John O'Shea.
Nenad Milijas takes a shot. Nemanja Vidic gets a block in.
Pass corner from left by-line crossed in by Matthew Jarvis, clearance by Rio Ferdinand.
Nenad Milijas takes a shot. Rio Ferdinand gets a block in.
Nenad Milijas has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the goal.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Wes Brown on Kevin Doyle. Matthew Jarvis crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance made by Nemanja Vidic.
Shot from outside the box by Gabriel Obertan misses to the left of the goal.
Matthew Jarvis takes a shot. Blocked by Wes Brown. Short corner taken by Matthew Jarvis from the left by-line, Stephen Ward crosses the ball, blocked by Gabriel Obertan.
Javier Hernandez concedes a free kick for a foul on Richard Stearman. Direct free kick taken by Richard Stearman.
Foul by Stephen Ward on Tiago Bebe, free kick awarded. Wes Brown takes the direct free kick. The official flags Gabriel Obertan offside. Christophe Berra takes the indirect free kick.
Tiago Bebe crosses the ball.
Unfair challenge on Stephen Hunt by John O'Shea results in a free kick. Kevin Foley crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel, Richard Stearman concedes a free kick for a foul on Rio Ferdinand. Edwin Van der Sar takes the direct free kick.
The ball is swung over by Ji-Sung Park, Nenad Milijas makes a clearance. Shot from just outside the box by Ji-Sung Park goes over the crossbar.
Patrice Evra takes a shot. Blocked by Kevin Foley.
John O'Shea takes a shot. Blocked by Richard Stearman.
Tiago Bebe takes a shot. Richard Stearman gets a block in.
The ball is crossed by Tiago Bebe.
Owen Hargreaves goes off and Tiago Bebe comes on.
The ball is delivered by Kevin Foley, clearance by Wes Brown.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Javier Hernandez. Free kick taken by Marcus Hahnemann.
Nenad Milijas sends in a cross, Stephen Hunt takes a shot. Save made by Edwin Van der Sar.
The ball is crossed by Owen Hargreaves, Christophe Berra manages to make a clearance. Owen Hargreaves delivers the ball, comfortable save by Marcus Hahnemann.
Karl Henry takes a shot. Save by Edwin Van der Sar.
Free kick awarded for a foul by John O'Shea on Karl Henry. Direct free kick taken by Kevin Foley.
The referee starts the match.
We are wary of Wolves - Phelan
Assistant manager Mike Phelan insists there is no chance of Manchester United ignoring the threat posed by Wolves by spending too much time worrying about next week's derby with Manchester City.
The anticipation of Wednesday's Eastlands clash has been growing steadily for a fortnight, with first City believing they were in the ascendancy and now United hoping to capitalise on their neighbours' mounting problems.
But Phelan realises United's players cannot afford to look too far ahead, with United at home to Wolves and City travelling to West Brom on Sunday.
Having slipped five points adrift of leaders Chelsea already, United accept no further ground can be lost.
And, having been given one searching examination by Wolves in the Carling Cup less than a fortnight ago and then seeing Mick McCarthy's side come from behind to beat City in the Premier League, Phelan is calling for a blinkered approach.
"There is no chance we could get sidetracked by Wednesday's game," Phelan said.
"The next match is always the most important one and we know how difficult it can be if you take your eye off the ball.
"Wolves are a tough proposition. I have heard that everybody is requesting they play a strong side. I am sure they were always intending to do that anyway."
In the corresponding fixture last season, McCarthy made 10 changes and Wolves were handed a #25,000 suspended fine by the Premier League.
It proved to be the right decision with Wolves winning the following game with Burnley on their way to retaining their top-flight status.
Phelan was standing in for manager Sir Alex Ferguson, who has been struck down by a virus similar to the one which prevented four players making the journey to Turkey for Tuesday's win over Bursaspor and keeps Darron Gibson out.
In addition, Nani is sidelined with the groin injury which forced him off in the first half in Turkey, although the Portugal winger is responding to treatment and has a chance of being involved in the City game.
Ferguson must decide whether to risk Darren Fletcher, who turned his ankle in midweek, and Ryan Giggs, who has featured just once in eight games due to a hamstring problem, with the City encounter so close.
Meanwhile, Kevin Doyle believes Wolves winger Matt Jarvis is "playing well enough" to earn a first England call-up for the friendly international with France later this month.
And Wolves boss McCarthy has reiterated that the 24-year-old, who recently signed a new five year contract, "isn't going anywhere".
Jarvis has impressed with his performances against Chelsea, Manchester United - in the Carling Cup - and Manchester City in successive matches.
Doyle told Press Association Sport: "Jarvo is playing well enough to get the call-up from England.
"He is as good as that at the moment. He deserves it. I can't remember the last time a Wolves player got called up.
"Not only on the pitch, but off the pitch, he does everything right.
"Physically he looks after himself brilliantly and he is always trying to improve.
"It would be a just reward if he gets a call-up. I see him play for us every week and he has been excellent."
McCarthy said: "Matt is playing as well as he has ever done. He's causing problems to anybody who he plays against, whether on the right or left.
"He gave Ashley Cole as good a game as he has had, caused Gary Neville and Wes Brown problems and the same with Micah Richards.
"I don't think anyone is enjoying playing against him.
"I get asked if I am worried about keeping Matt and the answer is `no, not really,' because he has just signed a new five year deal.
"We all know that gives you a little bit of protection in terms of the price but he isn't going anywhere.
"If we are doing well, there will be no desire to leave if one of the big boys come in for anybody."
Park at the double as United sink unlucky Wolves
Park Ji-sung struck a stoppage time winner to give Sir Alex Ferguson a perfect 24th anniversary present as Manchester United manager with a 2-1 victory over Wolves.
It was perhaps a fitting way for Ferguson to celebrate his milestone given the number of times his side have snatched victory in such a manner.
Mick McCarthy will not be the last manager to thrash about in frustration after United old-boy Sylvan Ebanks-Blake had looked to have snatched a deserved point for his team, cancelling out Park's opener in the first half.
However Park's run into the penalty area in the final seconds went unchallenged and he found the bottom corner of the net.
But it was not all good news for United, with the future of Owen Hargreaves again under scrutiny after the midfielder lasted just five minutes after starting for the first time since September 2008 before limping off with a hamstring injury.
After making a spirited start, the England star signalled to the bench he had a problem following an attempted cross from his right-wing station and made his way off, first to the touchline, then down the tunnel, a dejected figure.
The introduction of Bebe was an obvious move given the options Ferguson had at his disposal.
Yet United's team sheet appeared woefully weak. Just 35 appearances, before today, for their front three, the vast majority of which had come as a substitute.
Wolves sensed their opponents were in trouble and once Richard Stearman had bravely blocked a Bebe shot, they pushed forward with intent.
Matt Jarvis was a particular threat and if Nemanja Vidic had diverted Nenad Milijas' 20-yard shot just inside, rather than outside, Edwin van der Sar's right-hand post, the stranded Dutchman could not have kept it out.
As it was, the game was still level when Darren Fletcher provided the pass of the first half, cutting in from the left before splitting the Wolves defence in two with a brilliant through ball that allowed Park to finish smartly.
After a disappointing start to the second period, Wolves finally gained their reward for all their industry when Ebanks-Blake was in the right place to intercept a Milijas shot, turn sharply round Vidic, then drive a fine shot through the legs of Van der Sar.
Under such circumstances, the introduction of Paul Scholes was an obvious move, so too that of Federico Macheda as Bebe joined that rare breed of substitutes who have been substituted themselves.
Yet the golden chance fell to a Wolves replacement as Steven Fletcher found himself with a clear sight of United's goal following an ill-advised attempted clearance by Vidic.
Instead of calmly finding the net, the Scotland international rushed his chance and scooped it over.
Wolves thought they would at least be heading home with a point.
Then Park cut inside the area from the right wing two minutes into injury-time, and drove his shot past Hahnemann at the near post.
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