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  • Date:22 Sep 2010
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Glanford Park
  • Wright (18) Woolford (90)
  • Gibson (22)
    Smalling (35) Owen (48)
    Park (53) Owen (70)
Goal!

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93mins

The ball is swung over by Bobby Grant, clearance by Darron Gibson.

91mins

Josh Wright takes the outswinging corner, clearance made by Chris Smalling. Martyn Woolford finds the net with a goal from inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Scunthorpe 2-5 Man Utd.Assist by Josh Wright.

91mins

Bobby Grant has an effort at goal from 25 yards. Save by Tomasz Kuszczak.

88mins

The ball is swung over by Bobby Grant, clearance made by Wes Brown.

87mins

Tiago Bebe delivers the ball.

86mins

Jonathan Forte fouled by Darron Gibson, the ref awards a free kick. Bobby Grant produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick, save made by Tomasz Kuszczak. Corner taken by Josh Wright from the right by-line, Cliff Byrne has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.

85mins

Effort from the edge of the area by Jonathan Forte goes wide of the right-hand upright.

85mins

The official flags Federico Macheda offside. Eddie Nolan restarts play with the free kick.

84mins

The referee blows for offside. Joe Murphy takes the free kick.

83mins

Oliveira Anderson produces a cross, Federico Macheda takes a shot.

81mins

Chris Dagnall goes off and Matt Godden comes on.

81mins

The ball is delivered by Darron Gibson, clearance by Cliff Byrne.

78mins

Tiago Bebe takes a shot from 20 yards. David Mirfin gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Oliveira Anderson.

78mins

Martyn Woolford takes a shot. Blocked by Chris Smalling.

74mins

Ji-Sung Park goes off and Tiago Bebe comes on.

74mins

Centre by Eddie Nolan.

72mins

Effort on goal by Jonathan Forte from long range goes harmlessly over the bar.

71mins

Ji-Sung Park takes a shot. Save made by Joe Murphy. Michael Owen grabs a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Scunthorpe 1-5 Man Utd.Michael Collins on for Sam Togwell.

70mins

Eddie Nolan sends in a cross, Rafael Da Silva makes a clearance.

70mins

Jonathan Forte produces a left-footed shot from close range which goes wide of the left-hand post.

69mins

Effort on goal by Martyn Woolford from 20 yards. Save made by Tomasz Kuszczak.

68mins

Gabriel Obertan comes on in place of Javier Hernandez.

67mins

A cross is delivered by Chris Dagnall, Bobby Grant takes a shot from 18 yards. Save by Tomasz Kuszczak.

67mins

Drilled right-footed shot by Eddie Nolan. Blocked by Rio Ferdinand. Chris Dagnall decides to take a short corner.

66mins

Darron Gibson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Josh Wright. Direct free kick taken by Josh Wright.

66mins

Javier Hernandez sends in a cross, Federico Macheda takes a shot. Save made by Joe Murphy.

64mins

Shot from 25 yards by Darron Gibson. Blocked by Sam Togwell. Darron Gibson takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, David Mirfin makes a clearance.

62mins

Foul by Ji-Sung Park on Chris Dagnall, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Eddie Nolan. Effort from outside the penalty box by Josh Wright goes wide right of the goal.

61mins

Bobby Grant is brought on as a substitute for Michael O'Connor.

60mins

Martyn Woolford produces a drilled left-footed shot from 25 yards. Tomasz Kuszczak makes a save.

59mins

Michael O'Connor takes a shot from deep inside the box clearing the bar.

59mins

Martyn Woolford takes a shot. Blocked by Chris Smalling.

58mins

The referee blows for offside against Federico Macheda. Joe Murphy takes the free kick.

57mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Michael Owen. Indirect free kick taken by David Mirfin.

56mins

The ball is crossed by Michael O'Connor.

53mins

Corner from the left by-line taken by Oliveira Anderson, Ji-Sung Park grabs a goal from the edge of the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Scunthorpe 1-4 Man Utd.

53mins

Handball by Chris Dagnall. Oliveira Anderson restarts play with the free kick.

51mins

Jonathan Forte concedes a free kick for a foul on Wes Brown. Free kick taken by Tomasz Kuszczak.

50mins

The offside flag is raised against Jonathan Forte. Tomasz Kuszczak takes the free kick.

49mins

Michael Owen scores a goal from just inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Scunthorpe 1-3 Man Utd.Assist by Federico Macheda.

48mins

Centre by Eddie Nolan, Rafael Da Silva manages to make a clearance.

48mins

Darron Gibson challenges Michael O'Connor unfairly and gives away a free kick. Cliff Byrne takes the direct free kick.

47mins

Jonathan Forte produces a left-footed shot from long distance which goes wide right of the goal.

47mins

Michael O'Connor takes a shot. Chris Smalling gets a block in. Corner taken by Michael O'Connor from the right by-line, clearance by Chris Smalling. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Michael O'Connor, Rio Ferdinand manages to make a clearance.

47mins

Eddie Nolan takes a shot. Save by Tomasz Kuszczak.

45mins

The ball is sent over by Javier Hernandez, Header from deep inside the area by Federico Macheda goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

45mins

Foul by Cliff Byrne on Javier Hernandez, free kick awarded. Ji-Sung Park takes the direct free kick.

45mins

Unfair challenge on Javier Hernandez by Cliff Byrne results in a free kick. Ji-Sung Park takes the free kick.

45mins

The ball is delivered by Michael O'Connor, Tomasz Kuszczak makes a comfortable save.

43mins

Centre by Eddie Nolan, clearance by Rio Ferdinand.

43mins

Jonathan Forte produces a cross, clearance by Chris Smalling.

42mins

Michael O'Connor delivers the ball, Rio Ferdinand manages to make a clearance.

41mins

Effort from 25 yards by Jonathan Forte. Save by Tomasz Kuszczak.

39mins

Rio Ferdinand fouled by Chris Dagnall, the ref awards a free kick. Rio Ferdinand takes the free kick.

38mins

Eddie Nolan takes a shot. Blocked by Chris Smalling.

36mins

The ball is crossed by Ji-Sung Park, Chris Smalling gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Scunthorpe 1-2 Man Utd.Assist by Ji-Sung Park.

35mins

Ji-Sung Park fouled by Eddie Nolan, the ref awards a free kick. Oliveira Anderson delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, clearance made by Michael O'Connor.

35mins

The ball is delivered by Wes Brown, Niall Canavan makes a clearance.

34mins

Josh Wright fouled by Ji-Sung Park, the ref awards a free kick. Michael O'Connor crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, Tomasz Kuszczak makes a save.

31mins

Centre by Martyn Woolford, clearance made by Chris Smalling. Corner taken by Michael O'Connor, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Cliff Byrne goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

31mins

Outswinging corner taken by Michael O'Connor from the right by-line, Chris Smalling manages to make a clearance.

30mins

Eddie Nolan fouled by Federico Macheda, the ref awards a free kick. Joe Murphy takes the free kick.

29mins

Oliveira Anderson takes a shot. David Mirfin gets a block in.

29mins

Wes Brown delivers the ball, Eddie Nolan manages to make a clearance. Corner taken by Darron Gibson, clearance by Cliff Byrne.

28mins

Drilled left-footed shot by Chris Dagnall. Rio Ferdinand gets a block in. Michael O'Connor takes a outswinging corner to the near post, Rio Ferdinand manages to make a clearance. Michael O'Connor decides to take the corner short, Josh Wright sends in a cross.

25mins

Wes Brown gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Martyn Woolford. Free kick crossed right-footed by Michael O'Connor, Tomasz Kuszczak makes a save. Martyn Woolford produces a drilled right-footed shot from 35 yards that went over the bar.

23mins

Goal scored by Darron Gibson from inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Scunthorpe 1-1 Man Utd.Assist by Chris Smalling.

19mins

Josh Wright fires in a goal from just outside the area to the top left corner of the goal. Scunthorpe 1-0 Man Utd.Martyn Woolford provided the assist for the goal.

17mins

Federico Macheda gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Mirfin. Cliff Byrne restarts play with the free kick.

16mins

Michael O'Connor sends in a cross.

15mins

Martyn Woolford takes a shot. Save by Tomasz Kuszczak.

14mins

A cross is delivered by Rafael Da Silva, David Mirfin manages to make a clearance.

11mins

Corner from the right by-line taken by Oliveira Anderson, Sam Togwell manages to make a clearance.

10mins

Effort from 20 yards by Eddie Nolan. Save made by Tomasz Kuszczak.

10mins

Shot by Chris Dagnall. Ji-Sung Park gets a block in.

9mins

Josh Wright has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box which goes wide right of the target.

9mins

The ball is crossed by Eddie Nolan, clearance by Rio Ferdinand.

8mins

The official flags Javier Hernandez offside. Joe Murphy takes the indirect free kick.

6mins

Effort on goal by Michael O'Connor from 30 yards. Save made by Tomasz Kuszczak. The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Niall Canavan.

6mins

Eddie Nolan crosses the ball, clearance by Chris Smalling.

3mins

Unfair challenge on Ji-Sung Park by Michael O'Connor results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Rio Ferdinand.

3mins

Wes Brown sends in a cross, Eddie Nolan manages to make a clearance.

2mins

Effort from 25 yards by Javier Hernandez. Eddie Nolan gets a block in.

2mins

Federico Macheda is ruled offside. Joe Murphy restarts play with the free kick.

The referee gets the match started.

The referee starts the second half.

The first half comes to an end.

The referee brings the game to a close.

Match Preview

Scunthorpe caretaker manager Ian Baraclough has no fresh injury worries ahead of the visit of Manchester United in the Carling Cup third round.

Centre-back Rob Jones is fit again after a knee injury but was forced to settle for a place on the bench at Swansea on Saturday and is likely to be named among the substitutes again.

That means Niall Canavan will keep his place at the heart of the Iron defence as the npower Championship outfit seek to bundle out Sir Alex Ferguson's side.

Winger Garry Thompson remains sidelined with a groin injury and on-loan Brighton left-back Jim McNulty is also expected to miss out again with an ankle problem.

Baraclough looks set to be named as Scunthorpe's permanent manager after being placed in caretaker charge following Nigel Adkins' move to Southampton.

Baraclough is relishing the prospect of locking horns with United manager Sir Alex Ferguson. Baraclough, 39, will clash with Ferguson when the Iron host United in the third round of the Carling Cup on Wednesday night.

Baraclough is set to be named as Scunthorpe's permanent manager after being placed in caretaker charge following Nigel Adkins' move to Southampton.

He said: "It will only be my third game as manager and I will be up against Sir Alex who has been involved in more than a thousand games. But I can't wait." Bebe is expected to be part of Manchester United's squad for the first time as the Carling Cup holders begin the defence of their trophy.

The 20-year-old did not feature in a reserve team encounter at Bury on Monday, which indicates the £7million arrival from Vitoria Guimaraes will play some part on United's first visit to Glanford Park.

Michael Owen and Anderson are both set to make their first competitive starts since February, although Rio Ferdinand is still trying to shake off the virus that kept him out of Sunday's Premier League win over Liverpool.

Ferguson will prefer to use the game to get valuable game time into his senior players.

However, no-one needs reminding the competition provided two of the biggest nights of United's entire season last year; the two-legged semi-final with Manchester City. And it is the prospect of playing in such fixtures that will ensure Paul Scholes takes a keen interest in the outcome.

"I would prefer to be playing mega games than be sat at home watching them," said Scholes. "You do get high intensity games in the Carling Cup and maybe in other countries, cup competitions are not as important.

"But it is in our nature to want to win every game.

"Winning trophies is all about getting to the later stages of competitions and having big games at the end of them. We want to win this, just as we want to win every other tournament we enter."

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Formation: 433Manager: Alex Ferguson

Man Utd

  • Joe Murphy
  • Cliff Byrne
  • David Mirfin
  • Niall Canavan
  • Eddie Nolan
  • Michael O'Connor
  • Sam Togwell
  • Josh Wright
  • Martyn Woolford
  • Chris Dagnall
  • Jonathan Forte
  • SUBS
  • Sam Slocombe
  • Andrew Wright
  • Rob Jones
  • Michael Raynes
  • Bobby Grant
  • Michael Collins
  • Matt Godden

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Match Report

Owen brace helps United see off valiant Iron Carling Cup holders Manchester United did not let absent boss Sir Alex Ferguson down as they came from behind to beat gallant Scunthorpe in their third-round tie at Glanford Park. Ferguson reportedly chose to watch Champions League opponents Valencia instead, leaving Mike Phelan in charge, and there was plenty for the assistant manager to think about as Scunthorpe were rewarded for their terrific start by Josh Wright's superb 19th-minute strike. But it took only four minutes for Darron Gibson to level and they were ahead before half-time through Chris Smalling. Two goals from Michael Owen and one from Park Ji-sung in the second half put the result beyond doubt but Scunthorpe got the second goal they deserved in injury time from the impressive Martyn Woolford. Phelan made 11 changes to the side that beat Liverpool 3-2 on Sunday but it was by no means a weak team, with Rio Ferdinand, Owen, Anderson, Wes Brown, Park and Javier Hernandez all in the starting line-up. It was the first competitive meeting between the sides and Scunthorpe were determined not to let the chance to upset their illustrious opponents pass them by. The hosts flew out of the blocks, with Woolford and Eddie Nolan testing Tomasz Kuszczak while Wright sent a fierce volley wide of the post. United had not heeded the warning, though, and, when Woolford picked out Wright just outside the area in the 19th minute, the midfielder crashed a shot into the top corner. It was no more than the hosts deserved but their lead lasted only four minutes as Phelan's side levelled out of nothing. A long ball from Smalling found Gibson down the right channel and he sent a pinpoint lob over Joe Murphy. It was a stunning finish but it did not change the pattern of the game and Scunthorpe should have retaken the lead on the half-hour mark as Michael O'Connor's corner perfectly picked out captain Cliff Byrne at the far post but his header flew over the bar. And United made their hosts pay in the 36th minute with their second goal. Brown picked up the ball on the right and played in Park, whose cross was coolly turned into the net by centre-back Smalling. Still Scunthorpe pressed and they were inches away from levelling when Kuszczak again opted not to catch Jonathan Forte's 25-yard effort and could only watch as his punch nearly took the ball inside the far post. Javier Hernandez and Federico Macheda had been largely ineffective but they combined to good effect on the stroke of half-time, with the Mexican setting up his fellow striker for a header over, before Nolan forced Kuszczak to punch away another shot. Scunthorpe were soon on the attack again in the second half and the United defence did well to block Byrne's diving header from Nolan's deep cross. But the hosts' positive approach was leaving them vulnerable on the break, and four minutes after half-time Owen made them pay as he netted United's third. Macheda looked like he had held onto the ball too long but in fact he timed his pass perfectly to release Owen and the former England striker made no mistake. If that made Phelan breathe a little easier, he was surely able to relax five minutes later as Park tucked away a fourth goal. Anderson's corner was not properly cleared and the Korean had all the time he needed to drill a shot inside the post from 15 yards. The scoreline, which was already harsh on Scunthorpe, got even more lop-sided in the 71st minute as Murphy parried Park's effort but only as far as Owen, who could not miss from five yards. Then, with 16 minutes left, United fans were given a first glimpse of their new #7million man as Bebe replaced Park. The 20-year-old was made to wait for his first touch of the ball, however, as a streaker was given the full run of the Glanford Park pitch for a couple of minutes before finally being tackled by stewards. The unscheduled interruption also saw a number of United fans throw bottles onto the pitch as they were taunted by the Scunthorpe supporter. When play resumed, Bebe made his mark with a run and fierce shot that was deflected behind for a corner, while Macheda thought he had made it six but he was denied by the offside flag. Scunthorpe were now playing for pride but they came within inches of a second goal twice in a minute as first Kuszczak pushed away substitute Bobby Grant's free-kick before Byrne headed just wide. The Polish keeper then made his best save of a busy night, tipping over Grant's long-range shot, and from the injury-time corner Scunthorpe finally put the ball in the net, and it was fitting that the last word went to Woolford.

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