Manchester United 4 - 0 Wigan Athletic

Match info: Premier League at Old Trafford

Date: 15/09/2012 KO: 15:00 Ref: M Oliver Att: 75,142

Home team/scorers Scores Away team/scorers

Man Utd

Javier Hernandez 63
Alexander Buttner 66
Paul Scholes 51
Nick Powell 82



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  • The Red Devils wind down the clock in possession as they close out a second stanza of vintage football from the 19-time English champions.

  • Some sagging heads from Martinez's men as they prepare themselves for a losing bus trip back home to the DW Stadium.

  • No let up from the hosts as they easily deal with a late attacking burst from the Latics to launch a promising counter-attack of their own.

  • Hernandez bursts towards the box once more as the match enters the final stages, with three extra minutes added on.

  • The Dutchman's delivery from the dead-ball is cleared, but United attack again from the rebound.

  • Van Persie goes down outside the area and earns United an attacking set-piece.

  • No luck for Rafael as he receives the ball out on the right only to scuff his shot. However, his effort would've been ruled offsides has it gone in.

  • Powell with the run that takes him into the danger area but the pass from Nani doesn't find the United goalscoring debutant.

  • Nani, again, in possession and making a telling run towards to box but his latest dash is smothered out on the right.

  • Nani blazes down the right flank with Hernandez and Welbeck both bursting towards the box at pace, but the winger's delivery sails just over the duo.

  • Hernandez pressing with intent and tries to loft a ball into the box for Welbeck.

  • Powell with a thunderous strike from outside the area after the Latics make a hash of things clearing a loose ball off Welbeck.

  • Latics battling to keep the Red Devils at bay with Welbeck a nuisance in the danger area once again.

  • Van Persie receives the ball inside the area but the Dutch ace's effort lack the direction.

  • Ferguson shouting intructions from the sildeines for his men to keep pressing for another goal.

  • Powell looking good on the ball with his first few touches of the game and looks confident and self-assured going forward and in tandem with his team-mates.

  • United dominating possession and squeezing the Latics off the ball at every give and turn.

  • Nemanja Vidic earns a break for Jonny Evans to take to the field to a rapturous applause from the home supporters.

  • The Red Devils bossing the midfield and forcing the Latics middle-men to backtrack.

  • Van Persie gets his first touch on the ball inside the area but the defenders are alert to the danger and his effort is meek.


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