- match commentary
- English Barclays Premier League
- 15 September 2012, 3:00pm
- Old Trafford
- Attendance: 75,142
93 mins:FULL-TIME: MANCHESTER UNITED 4-0 WIGAN ATHLETIC
92 mins:Welbeck given a yellow card for a foul on Di Santo.
90 mins:There will be three minutes of added time played on at Old Trafford.
88 mins:It's attack versus defence at the moment as United flow forward at will.
85 mins:Goals from both Buttner and Powell to introduce themselves to the Old Trafford crowd. United are coasting to all three points.
82 mins:GOAL. Manchester United 4 Wigan 0. It is the youngster Powell with United's fourth. He blasted it in from 20 yards out.
81 mins:Nani attempts to blast one from just outside the area, but it flies high and wide of the Wigan goal.
79 mins:Boyce drives into the United box and his cross is deflected into the front post side netting for a corner. But it comes to nothing.
77 mins:A final change for United and Evans comes on for Vidic.
75 mins:It's all United now and Wigan are chasing the game. Could be a question of how many the Reds will get before the final whistle.
72 mins:It should have been four, Hernandez makes it to the line and his low cross is towards Van Persie but he fails to make proper contact from only two yards.
70 mins:A double change for United, Scholes and Giggs taken off and it is Van Persie and Powell who come on.
68 mins:A change for Wigan and Jones is brought in for Beausejour.
65 mins:GOAL. Manchester United 3 Wigan 0. It's Buttner with a third for United, he ran to the by-line and his low cross is deflected into the goal.
62 mins:GOAL. Manchester United 2 Wigan 0. Hernandez with a second for United, he deflected a strike from Buttner in from close range.
60 mins:Nani runs at the Wigan defence and wins a corner, it looked like the United man would go down in the box as a tackle seemed to be coming in.
57 mins:First Wigan change and Gomez comes on for Maloney.
55 mins:A yellow card for McArthur following a spell of five or six crunching tackles from both sides.
52 mins:A great effort from Welbeck, he did well to scissor kick towards goal and it only just went wide.
50 mins:GOAL. Manchester United 1 Wigan 0. Nani drilled the ball into the box, Al-Habsi failed to gather it and Scholes tapped it in from close range.
48 mins:A yellow card for Boyce, he pulled back Buttner.
47 mins:First chance of the second half goes to Wigan, Beausejour whips a cross in and Kone gets his head to it, but the effort sails high and wide.
46 mins:No changes by either manager during the half-time break.
45 mins:Wigan get the second half underway at Old Trafford.
47 mins:HALF-TIME: MANCHESTER UNITED 0-0 WIGAN ATHLETIC
46 mins:A booking for Buttner for a foul on Boyce.
45 mins:There will be two minutes added time played in the first half.
43 mins:Maloney and Beausejour combine again, and this time it lands at Kone's feet at the back post but he mis-kicks. It was a golden opportunity.
42 mins:Maloney does well to create a lot of space and gives the ball to Beausejour, but his cross is poor.
40 mins:The game is very even now, it seems a long time ago that United were dominant and Hernandez missed the penalty.
37 mins:Wigan are growing in confidence in this game and putting up more of a threat going forward.
35 mins:Nani is put in with a great run but he attempts a chip from just inside the area and it sails high over the goal.
32 mins:Good play between Giggs and Buttner sees the defender get to the line but his low cross towards Welbeck is well blocked by Ramis.
30 mins:Buttner does well to block an attempt from Di Santo, he showed good pace and is impressing on his debut at Old Trafford.
29 mins:Some intricate play by United on the edge of the Wigan box but the defenders stand strong and keep them out.
26 mins:Another good chance for Wigan. Boyce runs at the United defence and his shot hits the side-netting at Lindegaard's near post.
24 mins:Carrick floats the ball into the box and Welbeck attempts to flick it in from 12 yards out, but it flies over the Wigan goal.
23 mins:Almost a surprise from Wigan. A Maloney free kick is met with a header from Ramis and he really should have hit the target from 8 yards out.
21 mins:A second corner from United causes real problems in the area and Wigan are hanging on by the skin of their teeth. Eventually, Rafael hits it behind for a goal kick.
20 mins:Welbeck picks up a loose touch from Caldwell and strikes at goal, but it deflects behind for a corner that ultimately comes to nothing.
18 mins:A great attempt by Welbeck. Nani crossed the ball in and the England forward did well with a difficult volley that just flew wide of the target.
16 mins:Wigan need to do more when they get hold of the ball. Are playing in front of United and then resorting to a hopeless long ball.
14 mins:Giggs plays in Welbeck and he tries to find some space to get a shot away but only a really good block from Figueroa stops the forward.
13 mins:The visitors really need to stamp themselves on this game as United are in the ascendency. It looks capable of being a long afternoon for the Wigan defence.
11 mins:Wigan are enjoying their first real spell of possession and are knocking the ball around, but it's all in front of United.
8 mins:It's all United in the opening stages and the home side are causing problems down both of the flanks.
5 mins:Hernandez steps up and his shot is saved to his left hand side by a diving Al-Habsi. It wasn't a great penalty.
4 mins:Penalty for Manchester United. Welbeck was brought down by Al-Habsi in the box.
3 mins:Beausejour lucky to escape without an early yellow card after he clatters into Nani near the right-hand touchline.
1 mins:The home side have started on the front foot and in the first minute a Nani cross is almost met by Welbeck.
Manchester United get the game underway at Old Trafford.
5 mins:Wigan: Al Habsi, Boyce, Caldwell, Figueroa, Ramis, Beausejour, McArthur, McCarthy, Maloney, Di Santo, Kone
4 mins:Man Utd: Lindegaard, Rafael, Ferdinand, Vidic, Buttner, Nani, Carrick, Scholes, Giggs, Hernandez, Welbeck
3 mins:For Wigan, Jean Beausejour and James McArthur are passed fit and come into Roberto Martinez’s starting line-up.
2 mins:Summer signings Robin van Persie and Shinji Kagawa are both on the bench for United, while Javier Hernandez and Danny Welbeck are together in attack and Alexander Buttner will make his debut.
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