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  • Date:28 Dec 2013
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Carrow Road
  • Attendance:26,851
Goal!

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The final whistle is blown by the referee.

94:24 +4.24

Danny Welbeck makes a clearance.

93:51 +3.51

Chris Smalling challenges Nathan Redmond unfairly and gives away a free kick.

93:27 +3.27

Corner taken short by Ashley Young.

91:40 +1.40

Free kick taken by Ashley Young.

90:38 +0.38

Nathan Redmond challenges Patrice Evra unfairly and gives away a free kick.

90:00

Patrice Evra makes a clearance.

88:45

Johan Elmander is brought on as a substitute for Wes Hoolahan.

88:27

Clearance made by Martin Olsson.

86:42

Nemanja Vidic makes a clearance.

86:25

Clearance by Josh Murphy.

86:09

Darren Fletcher replaces Javier Hernandez.

85:01

Jonny Evans manages to make a clearance.

83:41

Clearance made by Patrice Evra.

82:17

Free kick taken by Patrice Evra.

82:03

Patrice Evra fouled by Leroy Fer, the ref awards a free kick.

80:42

Clearance made by Chris Smalling.

79:56

Free kick taken by Jonny Evans.

79:44

Wes Hoolahan concedes a free kick for a foul on Jonny Evans.

79:13

Nemanja Vidic manages to make a clearance.

79:00

Josh Murphy joins the action as a substitute, replacing Robert Snodgrass.

78:28

The ball is swung over by Ashley Young.

77:39

Nathan Redmond produces a cross.

76:28

Jonny Evans takes the free kick.

75:57

Russell Martin concedes a free kick for a foul on Javier Hernandez.

75:11

Clearance by Ashley Young.

73:20

Corner taken by Robert Snodgrass.

72:44

Centre by Martin Olsson.

70:28

Adnan Januzaj gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Robert Snodgrass.

69:46

Free kick awarded for a foul by Tom Cleverley on Russell Martin.

69:25

Shot by Nathan Redmond. Nemanja Vidic gets a block in.

68:58

(Man Utd) makes a substitution, with Adnan Januzaj coming on for Shinji Kagawa.

68:50

(Norwich) makes a substitution, with Ricky van Wolfswinkel coming on for Gary Hooper.

67:51

Clearance made by Jonny Evans.

67:17

Michael Carrick restarts play with the free kick.

66:50

Foul by Wes Hoolahan on Tom Cleverley, free kick awarded.

64:56

Free kick taken by Sebastien Bassong.

64:51

Sebastien Bassong fouled by Javier Hernandez, the ref awards a free kick.

64:11

Jonny Evans takes the free kick.

63:38

Bradley Johnson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Patrice Evra.

63:30

Clearance made by Nemanja Vidic.

61:25

Patrice Evra produces a cross.

60:19

Jonny Evans manages to make a clearance.

59:49

Gary Hooper takes a shot. Jonny Evans gets a block in.

58:39

Free kick taken by Tom Cleverley.

58:26

Ryan Bennett is cautioned.

58:16

Danny Welbeck fouled by Ryan Bennett, the ref awards a free kick.

56:08

Danny Welbeck scores with a right foot finish. Norwich 0-1 Man Utd.Assist on the goal came from Javier Hernandez.

55:07

Nemanja Vidic manages to make a clearance.

54:51

Free kick taken by Sebastien Bassong.

54:36

Martin Olsson fouled by Javier Hernandez, the ref awards a free kick.

52:33

The ball is sent over by Ashley Young.

52:00

Free kick taken by John Ruddy.

49:21

Martin Olsson makes a clearance.

48:06

Shot by Ashley Young went over the bar.

47:38

John Ruddy takes the free kick.

The referee gets the second half started.

The players leave the pitch at half time.

47:31 +2.31

The ball is delivered by Russell Martin.

47:13

Ashley Young crosses the ball.

46:26 +1.26

Clearance by Patrice Evra.

45:52 +0.52

Chris Smalling manages to make a clearance.

45:36

Patrice Evra manages to make a clearance.

45:26

Clearance by Shinji Kagawa.

45:01

(Man Utd) makes a substitution, with Danny Welbeck coming on for Ryan Giggs.

44:35

Javier Hernandez takes a shot. John Ruddy safely holds on.

44:03

Clearance by Patrice Evra.

42:24

Corner taken by Robert Snodgrass.

40:38

Clearance made by Patrice Evra.

39:01

The ball is sent over by Shinji Kagawa.

38:45

Wes Hoolahan has an effort at goal. Blocked by Jonny Evans.

38:36

Robert Snodgrass takes a shot. Blocked by Jonny Evans.

38:34

Clearance made by Patrice Evra.

36:45

Shot by Michael Carrick cleared the target.

36:36

The ball is swung over by Patrice Evra.

35:21

The ball is swung over by Nathan Redmond.

33:58

Javier Hernandez booked for dissent.

33:27

Foul by Patrice Evra on Robert Snodgrass, free kick awarded.

32:11

Chris Smalling manages to make a clearance.

30:56

Leroy Fer receives a yellow card.

30:51

Leroy Fer gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Patrice Evra.

30:01

Clearance made by Ryan Bennett.

29:16

Wes Hoolahan manages to make a clearance.

28:48

Bradley Johnson challenges Javier Hernandez unfairly and gives away a free kick.

28:10

Wes Hoolahan has an effort at goal. David De Gea blocks the ball.

26:49

The ball is crossed by Sebastien Bassong.

26:45

Free kick crossed by Robert Snodgrass.

25:45

Ryan Giggs concedes a free kick for a foul on Robert Snodgrass.

25:30

Corner taken by Robert Snodgrass.

25:12

Corner from the right by-line taken by Robert Snodgrass.

24:22

The ball is sent over by Patrice Evra.

23:00

Robert Snodgrass takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the goal.

21:19

The ball is delivered by Robert Snodgrass.

20:56

Clearance by Bradley Johnson.

19:52

Robert Snodgrass restarts play with the free kick.

19:00

Foul by Michael Carrick on Wes Hoolahan, free kick awarded.

18:03

Javier Hernandez sends in a cross.

16:44

Header at goal by Leroy Fer misses to the right.

16:40

Corner taken by Robert Snodgrass from the left by-line.

16:11

Russell Martin has an effort at goal. David De Gea parries the ball but the danger is not over.

15:10

Clearance by Martin Olsson.

10:57

Leroy Fer manages to make a clearance.

9:46

Ashley Young delivers the ball.

8:41

Free kick taken by Ryan Giggs.

8:27

Shinji Kagawa fouled by Leroy Fer, the ref awards a free kick.

7:39

Foul by Gary Hooper on Nemanja Vidic, free kick awarded.

7:31

Martin Olsson takes the free kick.

6:57

Nemanja Vidic challenges Gary Hooper unfairly and gives away a free kick.

5:21

John Ruddy makes a clearance.

4:27

The ball is crossed by Shinji Kagawa.

3:29

Clearance made by Chris Smalling.

0:52

The ball is delivered by Patrice Evra.

0:11

Ryan Bennett makes a clearance.

The game begins.

Match Preview

Bassong not worried by Wayne Norwich captain Sebastien Bassong will not lose any sleep at the prospect of coming up against rejuvenated Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney on Saturday as the Canaries look to get their own Barclays Premier League campaign back on track. Chris Hughton's squad held a debrief at their training base on Friday afternoon following the disappointing Boxing Day home defeat by Fulham as attentions quickly turned to how to tackle the defending champions. Manchester United have now won five matches in a row to move back up the table after they came from 2-0 down to beat Hull at the KC Stadium, where Rooney cracked in a superb 30-yard strike to help complete the comeback for David Moyes' men. However, after having already been given the runaround by the likes of Liverpool striker Luis Suarez and Manchester City's Sergio Aguero, centre-back Bassong knows it is up to him to adapt his own game to whatever the calibre of the opposition's attack. "It is the same as playing against someone else, no different," said the Cameroon international. "Yes, he (Rooney) is a star player, we all know that, but we have been playing against loads of really good players, so maybe I will watch him a bit more, but that is it." Bassong continued: "There are loads of top quality strikers in the Premier League, so I am not going to just focus on one every game. "I know I am going to play against them, so I have to adapt myself. "I am going to be playing against a good striker every week, so if I want to show I am a good player, then I have to cope every week. "Wayne Rooney is a terrific player, England's star (man), but in Manchester United there are other terrific players too, so I cannot only focus on him. "But I like it, that is what I am playing football for, otherwise it would have been boring." Hughton will have to make at least one enforced change for the visit of United, who were beaten 1-0 at Carrow Road last season, with centre-half Michael Turner suspended after collecting a fifth yellow card against Fulham. Meanwhile, David Moyes believes his Manchester United side are starting to show their true character after a never-say-die performance at Hull kept the Red Devils' winning run going. Moyes endured a tough start to life at Old Trafford and was beginning to feel the heat when back-to-back losses against Newcastle and Everton saw the Barclays Premier League champions slip well off the title pace. But things have picked up throughout December and United have now won five on the trot in all competitions, including Boxing Day's 3-2 success at the KC Stadium. Hull did their best to derail the streak, going two up inside just 13 minutes as James Chester and David Meyler took advantage of some lethargic defending. But United hit back, inspired by an all-action display from Wayne Rooney, who set up Chris Smalling's goal, equalised with a stunning volley that brought up his 150th Premier League goal for the club and pressured Chester into the own goal that sealed the result. To collect three points from such a difficult start required the kind of self-belief and determination Moyes prides himself on and he goes into Saturday's clash at Norwich confident the club are finally finding their identity. "I never doubted us," he said. "I think that tells you what Manchester United have got and hopefully it tells you a bit about David Moyes as well. "Hopefully my teams have always been committed to trying to win games of football. "After being 2-0 down, to get back to 2-2 was terrific but I actually felt a bit disappointed not be winning 3-2 by half-time because we had a few chances to do something more." Moyes still has some loose ends to tie up from the trip to East Yorkshire and must find a new right-back against Norwich. Rafael sustained a groin injury in the first half against Hull and is unlikely to be fit after just a day's rest, while Antonio Valencia, who dropped back from midfield to cover the position, is suspended after being sent off in injury time. The likeliest solution involves switching Smalling from centre-half and bringing Nemanja Vidic back into the starting XI, but Moyes is not worrying about the reshuffle.

Formation:4411Manager: Chris Hughton

Norwich

Formation: 4231Manager: David Moyes

Man Utd

  • John Ruddy
  • Russell Martin
  • Ryan Bennett
  • Sebastien Bassong
  • Martin Olsson
  • Robert Snodgrass
  • Bradley Johnson
  • Leroy Fer
  • Nathan Redmond
  • Wes Hoolahan
  • Gary Hooper
  • SUBS
  • Steven Whittaker
  • Ricky van Wolfswinkel
  • Mark Bunn
  • Johan Elmander
  • Javier Garrido
  • Luciano Becchio
  • Josh Murphy

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Match Report

Form Guide

    WLWDDL
  • Norwich
  • VS
  • Man Utd
  • DLLWWW

Last Meetings

  • Man Utd
  • 4 - 0
  • Norwich
  • 02/03/2013
  • Norwich
  • 1 - 0
  • Man Utd
  • 17/11/2012
  • Norwich
  • 1 - 2
  • Man Utd
  • 26/02/2012
  • Man Utd
  • 2 - 0
  • Norwich
  • 01/10/2011
  • Norwich
  • 2 - 0
  • Man Utd
  • 09/04/2005
  • Man Utd
  • 2 - 1
  • Norwich
  • 21/08/2004

Top Scorers

Norwich

  • G Hooper 4
  • L Fer 3
  • J Howson 2
  • S Whittaker 1
  • R Snodgrass 1
  • B Johnson 1
  • A Pilkington 1
  • R van Wolfswinkel 1
  • N Redmond 1

Man Utd

  • W Rooney 8
  • R van Persie 6
  • D Welbeck 5
  • A Januzaj 3
  • P Evra 1
  • A Young 1
  • AL Valencia 1
  • JB Hernandez 1
  • T Cleverley 1
  • C Smalling 1

Goals

Norwich

    • Total goals 47
    • Goals per game 16
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 7 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Man Utd

    • Total goals 62
    • Goals per game 31
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 5 (For) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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