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Tuesday, January 28, 2014
 Full Time
Manchester United
Cardiff City
R. Van Persie  6' 1-0 
A. Young  59' 2-0 
HT: 1-0
Old Trafford (Attendance: 75,301)
Referee: Craig Pawson
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Manchester United vs. Cardiff City
Minute Commentary
Manchester United delivered the perfect result for beleaguered manager David Moyes as they beat Cardiff City 2-0 at Old Trafford. United, boosted by the inclusion of new record signing Juan Mata, took the lead after just six minutes when Robin van Persie headed past David Marshall at the second attempt after Antonio Valencia had struck the bar. The Bluebirds responded well to going a goal behind but failed to seriously threaten David De Gea in the United goal and the hosts made sure of the final result on the hour mark. In trademark style, Ashley Young cut in from his left-wing berth before driving the ball into the far corner of goal from 25 yards out to double the lead. It's a much-needed confidence boost for the champions, but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's emotional Old Trafford return doesn't see him pull Cardiff off the bottom of the Premier League.
And that's full-time at Old Trafford. Manchester United beat Cardiff City by two goals to nil.
United go close again in added time, as Wayne Rooney receives the ball 25 yards out and just to the left of the Cardiff goal. He tries to bend his shot into the far corner, but it dips just past the post.
That should have been three! As we enter four minutes of added time, Patrice Evra bursts forward and pulls the ball back from the byline for Adnan Januzaj, who was unmarked in the penalty area. The youngster opens his body up and takes a first-time shot on, but places the ball wide.
A Craig Bellamy outswinging corner somehow finds its way to Fraizer Campbell on the penalty spot, but the striker isn't expecting it and the ball rebounds off his shin before United clear away. Had Campbell anticipated that situation better, Cardiff could have set up a frantic finale here.
Wayne Rooney spots David Marshall off his line and tries to drive the ball over the head of the Scottish goalkeeper from 50 yards out. The ball gets caught up in the wind, though, and the Bluebirds stopper can catch it easily to avoid embarrassment.
Manchester United's final substitution sees Adnan Januzaj come on, with Juan Mata making way. Mata gets a fantastic ovation from the home supporters, who will have been impressed by a solid debut performance.
Juan Mata comes close to getting his first United strike as he side-foots the ball towards goal from Patrice Evra's pull-back. The ball is slightly behind the Spaniard, though, and he doesn't get hold of his shot, allowing Ben Turner to head the ball up in the air for his goalkeeper to come and collect.
Cardiff make another substitution, with Mats Moller Daehli coming on for his Premier League debut. Craig Noone, who has worked tirelessly tonight, makes way.
What a save! Antonio Valencia is played in on goal by Tom Cleverley, but he decides to cut back across Declan John, allowing the defender to get back. Valencia gets the ball onto his right foot inside the penalty area, though, and lashes at goal, with David Marshall getting the slightest of touches to direct the ball onto the post.
That was close! Wayne Rooney lets fly from 30 yards out and the ball takes a wicked deflection off Steven Caulker, dipping just wide of David Marshall's right-hand post. The goalkeeper may be thankful for that deflection as the ball seemed to be heading towards the other side of goal before Caulker's unintended intervention.
There's another injury worry here for Cardiff, Peter Whittingham sends a direct ball through the heart of the United defence and Fraizer Campbell runs onto it, but he gets caught by Chris Smalling. He's fine to continue, though. United do make another change though, with Tom Cleverley replacing Ryan Giggs in midfield.
Not only are Cardiff two goals down, they now look as if they're about to lose one of their central defenders. Mark Hudson drops to the turf and immediately signals that he needs to come off. Ben Turner comes on to replace him.
Cardiff are continuing to be patient in their build up, and a calm team move ends in Kim Bo-Kyung driving at goal as the ball comes loose on the edge of the United area. The shot is straight down David De Gea's throat, though.
Wayne Rooney wastes no time in having an influence on the game, spreading a 50-yard cross-field ball to Antonio Valencia. The Ecaudorian's cross is picked off by Steven Caulker, but just after Jonny Evans advances into open field inside the Cardiff half and lashes at goal. The outcome shows why he's a centre back as the ball veers miles wide. Confidence is high now, though.
Juan Mata finds himself in space on the edge of the Cardiff area and sells a dummy to Mark Hudson before cutting in onto his right foot. His final shot is far from convincing, though, and is easily gathered by David Marshall. Meanwhile, Manchester United make their first change and it's time for Wayne Rooney's return to first team action. He'll replace Robin van Persie in attack.
That is vintage Ashley Young. United break upfield and the ball is played out to the left wing. Young gathers and cuts in onto his right foot, driving at goal from 25 yards out with the ball nestling in the bottom right-hand corner. The hosts needed that!
It's in! Ashley Young scores!
Cardiff are enjoying themselves at the minute, forcing United to defend inside their own half. Craig Noone skips past Patrice Evra before pulling the ball back but the cutback again fails to find a blue shirt. United living dangerously.
What a chance for Cardiff! Declan John takes advantage of some poor positioning from Rafael to get to the ball on the byline and pull back towards Fraizer Campbell. The striker loses his balance at the vital time, though, letting United off the hook as Patrice Evra toe pokes to safety.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer makes his first change of the game, with Kim Bo-Kyung replacing the injured Jordon Mutch. The loss of Mutch is a real blow for Cardiff because he was looking like he could have held the key to unlock the United defence. Meanwhile, Robin van Persie heads over from a Juan Mata free-kick.
Antonio Valencia plays a one-two with Juan Mata before bending in a first-time cross towards Robin van Persie. The striker goes too early though, and has to check his run, with the ball eventually evading his desperate attempt to connect.
United have started the second half on top and a lovely flowing team move, mainly involving Antonio Valencia and Juan Mata, nearly sets up a chance for the hosts as Patrice Evra slides in Ryan Giggs. However, Peter Whittingham does well to track the run of Giggs and see the ball out for a goal kick.
The teams are back out on the pitch at Old Trafford and we're back underway. Neither Manchester United or Cardiff City have made any substitutions at the interval, so the two sides remain as they were at the start of the match. Can United build on their lead or will Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men mount a comeback?
Manchester United hold a narrow half-time lead over Cardiff City at the interval, thanks to a comeback goal from Robin van Persie. The Dutchman headed the ball past David Marshall at the third time of asking just six minutes into the game after Antonio Valencia had hit the bar and he had seen a an effort saved by Marshall just seconds earlier. But the hosts couldn't build on that lead and the Bluebirds have looked threatening on the break, with Jordon Mutch linking well with Craig Noone and Frazier Campbell. Both bosses will be relatively happy with the scoreline at the break and this match is far from over.
And that's half-time at Old Trafford. Manchester United lead Cardiff City 1-0 at the break.
Both David Moyes and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be relatively happy with their team's first half performance. United are well worth their lead but Cardiff are far from out of this and have looked dangerous too.
Jonny Evans and David De Gea get in each other's way as they try to deal with a hanging Declan John cross, as United concede a corner. That could have been even more embarrassing for the defensive duo if Frazier Campbell was nearby. The set piece is seen off.
United may be a goal ahead but they're certainly not carving Cardiff City open, and the visitors are still well in this game. Juan Mata and Ryan Giggs both try to float crosses towards Robin van Persie but Mark Hudson and Steven Caulker see off the danger.
That's Cardiff's best move of the match and they could have been level. Kevin McNaughton marauds forward from right-back and takes a touch before firing the ball across the face of the Manchester United goal, There's four Bluebirds attackers in the middle, but the fizzing delivery somehow evades them all and goes out for a throw-in on the far side.
Patrice Evra nearly squeezes a pass around Kevin McNaughton to find the curling run of Ashley Young, but the Cardiff full-back pokes out a foot to direct the ball away. Just after, United have a great opportunity to double their lead as Robin van Persie lashes wide from the left-hand side of the Cardiff six-yard box after being played in beautifully by Evra.
Juan Mata is showing no signs of rustiness and has been at the centre of everything good that United have done. The Spaniard certainly seems to have had a calming effect on the hosts' midfield but Cardiff are still having some success in the middle of the pitch, with Jordon Mutch looking bright.
Ryan Giggs exchanges passes with Robin van Persie on the edge of the Cardiff penalty area, but the Dutchman's return pass has too much on it for the veteran midfielder, as David Marshall collects. A few years ago, Giggs would have been on the end of that with no problem whatsoever.
Craig Noone pokes a high, hanging cross into the United box, forcing Chris Smalling to head behind. From the corner, Mark Hudson heads down at goal but David De Gea blocks with his legs. A let-off for United.
Craig Bellamy becomes the first player to go into Craig Pawson's book after kicking the ball away. The Welshman was aggrieved with the decision to award United a free-kick for a late tackle on Antonio Valencia. From the resulting free-kick, Juan Mata finds Jonny Evans at the back post but his header is glanced wide.
What a chance! Juan Mata drops off into the United midfield and looks up before pinging a diagonal cross into the Cardiff penalty area. He's aiming to pick out Ashley Young, who's free at the far post, but the winger can't quite connect with the ball as he desperately slides in.
Cardiff threaten on the break again, with Jordon Mutch picking out Frazier Campbell on the right wing. The forward lays the ball off for Craig Noone, who is allowed to come inside onto his favoured left foot. He lashes at goal from 25 yards out but the ball goes a fair way over David De Gea's goal.
United are in control of the game but Cardiff have reacted really well to going a goal behind and are looking dangerous on the break. Jordon Mutch fires a drilled cross in towards Frazier Campbell but Jonny Evans sticks to him like glue to snuff out the danger.
Cardiff get some relief when they get possession of the ball on the halfway line. Jordon Mutch fires a brilliantly precise long ball into the feet of Frazier Campbell inside the United penalty area but Chris Smalling marshals him away from goal and the Bluebirds lose their momentum.
United are all over Cardiff now inside a raucous Old Trafford. Patrice Evra saunters forward to put another dangerous low cross in on the left, which Declan John defends, before Rafael does the same on the other side. This is relentless from the home side.
He's back with a bang! Ashley Young whips in a brilliant delivery for Antonio Valencia inside the penalty area. His header comes back off the crossbar, but Robin van Persie follows up, forcing David Marshall into a fine save. However, the Dutchman is on hand to nod in and put United one up at the third attempt.
It's in! Robin van Persie scores!
Chris Smalling rashly gives away possession inside his own half, allowing Jordon Mutch to run at the United defence. Luckily for the hosts, Jonny Evans covers for his central defensive partner's mistake and clears the danger.
As you would expect, Manchester United start on top and try to probe their way through Cardiff's deep backline. Ryan Giggs, making his 800th United start, feeds Patrice Evra, whose cutback is put out for a corner by Mark Hudson. The set piece is gathered by David Marshall.
We're up and running at Old Trafford as referee Craig Pawson blows his whistle to signal the beginning of the game. Manchester United are in their red home shirts, with Cardiff City in their blue change colours. Can United, inspired by new signing Juan Mata and the returning Robin van Persie, triumph or will the Bluebirds, led by Red Devils legend Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, pile more misery on David Moyes' under-fire side?
Stay tuned for full text commentary from tonight's Premier League match at Old Trafford. Bradley King will be here for kick-off, which comes at 7.45pm.
Referee Craig Pawson is in charge for today's Premier League fixture. The 34-year-old is in the middle for the sixth time in the top division this season, and he has handed out 15 yellow cards in those matches. He'll be assisted by Darren Cann and Mick McDonough, with Howard Webb taking on the role of fourth official.
Cardiff City manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said: "We can't say that we are going to win; we are going to go there, put on a performance that we will be proud of and come back home with no regrets. As long as you give it your all, you can come back from places like [Old Trafford] with pride. 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."
Manchester United manager David Moyes said: "It's a big night for Manchester United supporters. Robin and Wayne have both trained today. We are hoping at some time to get them available for the game. We will make a decision on Juan Mata, while Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is returning to Old Trafford as a manager of the opposition. He will get a great reception - and deserves it."
Manchester United and Cardiff City played out a 2-2 draw in Wales back in November, with goals from Frazier Campbell and Bo-Kyung Kim earning the hosts a point after Wayne Rooney and Patrice Evra had twice given United the lead. The last time the two teams met at Old Trafford was way back in February 1962, when the hosts won 3-0 as Johnny Giles, Nobby Stiles and Nobby Lawton found the net. If Bluebirds fans are looking to the past for optimism, they'll have to go even further back to April 1954, when Cardiff came out on top in a five-goal thriller in Manchester.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has not had the injury problems of his opposite number in recent weeks and only a few players have minor knocks ahead of the trip to Old Trafford. Andrew Taylor and Matthew Connolly are unlikely to feature in the Cardiff back four as they continue their rehabilitation from ankle injuries, while Don Cowie also looks set to miss out. Norwegian midfielder Magnus Wolff Eikrem made his debut against Bolton Wanderers in the FA Cup at the weekend, and he could continue in the middle of the park. The Bluebirds are believed to be close to signing full-back Fabio and striker Kenwyne Jones, but neither deal will be done in time for tonight's match.
United are obviously lifted by the incoming of Juan Mata but there could be more reason for optimism in the red side of Manchester. Striking duo Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie both took part in training on Monday, with David Moyes hinting that both could return this evening. Another man that Moyes will be keen to bring back into the fold is midfielder Marouane Fellaini, who is fit again after suffering from a broken wrist. Central defender Nemanja Vidic certainly won't be taking part, though, with his dismissal against Chelsea ruling him out through suspension. Michael Carrick and Nani remain sidelined.
Manchester United are expected to hand a debut to record signing Juan Mata on Tuesday evening as Cardiff City visit Old Trafford. The Spanish international signed from Chelsea for £37.1million at the weekend and could give embattled United manager David Moyes a boost. Moyes' men are currently six points behind fourth-placed Liverpool in the race for a Champions League spot. Meanwhile, Cardiff manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will return to the stadium where he earned legendary status in the late 1990s, scoring 126 times for the Red Devils. But there will be no time for nostalgia for the Bluebirds boss, whose club prop up the Premier League.
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Team Stats
Manchester United Cardiff City
2 Goals 0
1 Assists 0
17 Shots 7
5 Shots on Goal 1
1 Saves 3
0 Penalties Scored 0
0 Penalty Kicks 0
26 Crosses 19
5 Corner Kicks 5
4 Offside 2
9 Fouls Committed 9
0 Cautions/Yellow Cards 1
0 Red Cards 0
50% Ball Possession 50%
Manchester United
No. Player MinP G YC RC GA Svs
1David De Gea 90 - 0 0 0 1
2Rafael 90 0 0 0 - -
3Patrice Evra 90 0 0 0 - -
4Phil Jones 90 0 0 0 - -
6Jonny Evans 90 0 0 0 - -
8Juan Mata 85 0 0 0 - -
11Ryan Giggs 71 0 0 0 - -
12Chris Smalling 90 0 0 0 - -
18Ashley Young 90 1 0 0 - -
20Robin Van Persie 63 1 0 0 - -
25Antonio Valencia 90 0 0 0 - -
10Wayne Rooney 27 0 0 0 - -
23Tom Cleverley 19 0 0 0 - -
44Adnan Januzaj 5 0 0 0 - -

Cardiff City
No. Player MinP G YC RC GA Svs
1David Marshall 90 - 0 0 2 3
4Steven Caulker 90 0 0 0 - -
5Mark Hudson 69 0 0 0 - -
7Peter Whittingham 90 0 0 0 - -
8Gary Medel 90 0 0 0 - -
10Fraizer Campbell 90 0 0 0 - -
16Craig Noone 78 0 0 0 - -
18Jordon Mutch 52 0 0 0 - -
25Kevin McNaughton 90 0 0 0 - -
39Craig Bellamy 90 0 1 0 - -
42Declan John 90 0 0 0 - -
6Ben Turner 21 0 0 0 - -
13Bo-Kyung Kim 38 0 0 0 - -
29Mats Moller Daehli 12 0 0 0 - -
Manchester United vs. Cardiff City
Minute Event
90' Game Over  Manchester United 2-0 Cardiff City
90' Half Over  Manchester United 2-0 Cardiff City
90' Goal Kick  David Marshall (Cardiff City)
90' Shot  Wayne Rooney (Manchester United)
90' Goal Kick  David Marshall (Cardiff City)
90' Shot  Adnan Januzaj (Manchester United)
90' Cross  Patrice Evra (Manchester United) - Off Target
90' Goal Kick  David Marshall (Cardiff City)
88' Corner Kick  Craig Bellamy (Cardiff City)
88' Shot  Bo-Kyung Kim (Cardiff City)
86' Shot  Wayne Rooney (Manchester United)
86' Corner Kick  Craig Bellamy (Cardiff City) - Headed Out - In Play
86' Corner Kick  Craig Bellamy (Cardiff City) - Clearance Out of Play
85' Substitution  Adnan Januzaj (on). Mata (off). (Manchester United)
84' Offside  Ashley Young (Manchester United)
83' Foul  Campbell fouled by Phil Jones (Manchester United)
82' Cross  Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) - Intercepted
82' Corner Kick  Wayne Rooney (Manchester United)
82' Cross  Juan Mata (Manchester United) - Headed Out - Out of Play
81' Throw-In  Kevin McNaughton (Cardiff City)
81' Throw-In  Kevin McNaughton (Cardiff City)
80' Shot  Juan Mata (Manchester United)
80' Cross  Patrice Evra (Manchester United) - Off Target
80' Foul  Jones fouled by Fraizer Campbell (Cardiff City)
79' Throw-In  Kevin McNaughton (Cardiff City)
79' Throw-In  Kevin McNaughton (Cardiff City)
78' Substitution  Mats Moller Daehli (on). Noone (off). (Cardiff City)
76' Cross  Fraizer Campbell (Cardiff City) - Intercepted
75' Corner Kick  Ashley Young (Manchester United) - Headed Out - In Play
74' Shot on Goal  Antonio Valencia (Manchester United)
73' Throw-In  Wayne Rooney (Manchester United)
73' Cross  Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) - Clearance In Play
73' Corner Kick  Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) - Headed Out - In Play
72' Shot  Wayne Rooney (Manchester United)
72' Foul  Mata fouled by Gary Medel (Cardiff City)
71' Throw-In  Patrice Evra (Manchester United)
71' Substitution  Tom Cleverley (on). Giggs (off). (Manchester United)
69' Throw-In  Rafael (Manchester United)
69' Substitution  Ben Turner (on). Hudson (off). (Cardiff City)
66' Shot on Goal  Bo-Kyung Kim (Cardiff City)
65' Goal Kick  David Marshall (Cardiff City)
65' Shot  Jonny Evans (Manchester United)
64' Cross  Antonio Valencia (Manchester United) - Headed Out - In Play
64' Throw-In  Patrice Evra (Manchester United)
63' Substitution  Wayne Rooney (on). Van Persie (off). (Manchester United)
62' Shot on Goal  Juan Mata (Manchester United)
62' Cross  Craig Noone (Cardiff City) - Headed Out - In Play
61' Cross  Craig Noone (Cardiff City) - Headed Out - In Play
61' Cross  Peter Whittingham (Cardiff City) - Headed Out - In Play
61' Foul  Bellamy fouled by Juan Mata (Manchester United)
59' Goal  Ashley Young (Manchester United). Assist by Mata
59' Shot on Goal  Ashley Young (Manchester United)
58' Cross  Rafael (Manchester United)
58' Cross  Craig Noone (Cardiff City)
58' Cross  Craig Noone (Cardiff City) - Headed Out - In Play
57' Cross  Fraizer Campbell (Cardiff City) - Clearance In Play
56' Cross  Juan Mata (Manchester United)
56' Throw-In  Rafael (Manchester United)
55' Shot  Fraizer Campbell (Cardiff City)
55' Cross  Kevin McNaughton (Cardiff City) - Off Target
54' Cross  Declan John (Cardiff City) - Clearance In Play
53' Cross  Craig Bellamy (Cardiff City) - Defended by Keeper
53' Goal Kick  David De Gea (Manchester United)
52' Shot  Robin Van Persie (Manchester United)
52' Cross  Juan Mata (Manchester United) - Off Target
52' Substitution  Bo-Kyung Kim (on). Mutch (off). (Cardiff City)
51' Foul  Young fouled by Craig Noone (Cardiff City)
50' Cross  Antonio Valencia (Manchester United) - Completed Pass
50' Throw-In  Rafael (Manchester United)
50' Throw-In  Kevin McNaughton (Cardiff City)
48' Offside  Ashley Young (Manchester United)
47' Throw-In  Rafael (Manchester United)
47' Goal Kick  David Marshall (Cardiff City)
46' Foul  Bellamy fouled by Antonio Valencia (Manchester United)
46' Start Half 
45' Half Over  Manchester United 1-0 Cardiff City
45' Goal Kick  David De Gea (Manchester United)
45' Cross  Juan Mata (Manchester United) - Defended by Keeper
44' Offside  Robin Van Persie (Manchester United)
43' Foul  Ashley Young (Manchester United)
43' Throw-In  Rafael (Manchester United)
42' Cross  Rafael (Manchester United) - Defended
41' Throw-In  Patrice Evra (Manchester United)
41' Cross  Craig Noone (Cardiff City) - Headed Out - In Play
40' Corner Kick  Peter Whittingham (Cardiff City) - Headed Out - In Play
40' Cross  Declan John (Cardiff City) - Defended by Keeper
40' Cross  Kevin McNaughton (Cardiff City) - Headed Out - In Play
39' Throw-In  Declan John (Cardiff City)
39' Shot  Phil Jones (Manchester United)
38' Cross  Ryan Giggs (Manchester United) - Headed Out - In Play
38' Cross  Juan Mata (Manchester United) - Completed Pass
35' Shot  Fraizer Campbell (Cardiff City)
35' Cross  Kevin McNaughton (Cardiff City) - Off Target
34' Goal Kick  David Marshall (Cardiff City)
34' Shot  Robin Van Persie (Manchester United)
34' Cross  Patrice Evra (Manchester United) - Off Target
33' Corner Kick  Ashley Young (Manchester United)
33' Throw-In  Patrice Evra (Manchester United)
32' Foul  Whittingham fouled by Juan Mata (Manchester United)
32' Shot  Peter Whittingham (Cardiff City)
31' Shot  Antonio Valencia (Manchester United)
30' Foul  Smalling fouled by Fraizer Campbell (Cardiff City)
30' Cross  Ryan Giggs (Manchester United) - Headed Out - In Play
30' Throw-In  Patrice Evra (Manchester United)
29' Throw-In  Patrice Evra (Manchester United)
28' Foul  Mutch fouled by Phil Jones (Manchester United)
26' Foul  Noone fouled by Patrice Evra (Manchester United)
26' Cross  Robin Van Persie (Manchester United) - Defended by Keeper
25' Cross  Robin Van Persie (Manchester United) - Defended by Keeper
24' Throw-In  Patrice Evra (Manchester United)
24' Shot  Mark Hudson (Cardiff City)
24' Corner Kick  Peter Whittingham (Cardiff City) - Off Target
23' Cross  Craig Noone (Cardiff City) - Headed Out - Out of Play
23' Cross  Declan John (Cardiff City) - Completed Pass
23' Cross  Peter Whittingham (Cardiff City) - Headed Out - In Play
23' Foul  Medel fouled by Juan Mata (Manchester United)
23' Goal Kick  David Marshall (Cardiff City)
22' Shot  Jonny Evans (Manchester United)
22' Cross  Juan Mata (Manchester United) - Off Target
21' Yellow Card  Craig Bellamy (Cardiff City)
21' Foul  Valencia fouled by Mark Hudson (Cardiff City)
20' Foul  Evans fouled by Jordon Mutch (Cardiff City)
20' Goal Kick  David Marshall (Cardiff City)
20' Cross  Juan Mata (Manchester United) - Directly Out
19' Offside  Craig Bellamy (Cardiff City)
18' Goal Kick  David De Gea (Manchester United)
17' Shot  Craig Noone (Cardiff City)
17' Cross  Robin Van Persie (Manchester United) - Headed Out - In Play
17' Foul  Mata fouled by Gary Medel (Cardiff City)
15' Throw-In  Kevin McNaughton (Cardiff City)
15' Cross  Jordon Mutch (Cardiff City) - Completed Pass
13' Offside  Fraizer Campbell (Cardiff City)
13' Goal Kick  David Marshall (Cardiff City)
13' Throw-In  Kevin McNaughton (Cardiff City)
12' Throw-In  Kevin McNaughton (Cardiff City)
10' Offside  Patrice Evra (Manchester United)
9' Goal Kick  David Marshall (Cardiff City)
8' Cross  Rafael (Manchester United) - Directly Out
8' Cross  Patrice Evra (Manchester United) - Clearance In Play
7' Foul  Jordon Mutch (Cardiff City)
6' Goal  Robin Van Persie (Manchester United)
6' Shot on Goal  Robin Van Persie (Manchester United)
6' Shot on Goal  Robin Van Persie (Manchester United)
6' Shot  Antonio Valencia (Manchester United)
6' Cross  Ashley Young (Manchester United) - Off Target
5' Foul  Smalling fouled by Jordon Mutch (Cardiff City)
4' Cross  Jordon Mutch (Cardiff City) - Clearance In Play
4' Throw-In  Declan John (Cardiff City)
3' Foul  Bellamy fouled by Antonio Valencia (Manchester United)
2' Corner Kick  Ashley Young (Manchester United) - Defended by Keeper
2' Cross  Patrice Evra (Manchester United) - Deflected - Out of Play
1' Cross  Juan Mata (Manchester United) - Headed Out - In Play
1' Start Half 
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