Manchester U 4 Norwich 0

Sir Alex Ferguson

Man­chester Uni­ted 4 Nor­wich City 0, Old Tra­ford, Eng­lish Pre­mier Lea­gue, Mar­ch 2, 2013. Ja­pan­ese in­ter­na­tion­al mid­fielder Shinji Ka­gawa re­gistered a hat-trick as Man­chester Uni­ted com­fort­ably de­feated Nor­wich City by four goals to no­ne on their own soil. 

Man­chester Uni­ted had now won nine of their last ten Pre­mier Lea­gue en­coun­ters and were top­ping the ta­ble a mas­sive fif­teen points ahead of Man­chester City. Sir Al­ex Fer­guson: “The spir­it is great whichever te­am I put out. It did­n’t look like be­ing a 4-0 ga­me mid­way in the sec­ond ha­lf when we got a bit ragged. But Shinji Ka­gawa is a good fin­ish­er and his third goal was bril­liant. It’s be­en a great day for him.” Man­chester Uni­ted Te­am: Da­vid de Gea, Pat­rice Ev­ra, Chris Small­ing, Jon­athan Evans, Ne­manja Vid­ic, Mi­chael Car­rick, An­tonio Va­lencia, Shinji Ka­gawa, Oli­veira An­der­son, Robin van Per­sie, Way­ne Roo­ney. Sub­stitutes: Tom Clev­er­ley, Dan­ny Wel­beck, Ra­fael da Silva, Ash­ley Young, Javi­er Her­nandez, Lu­is Nani, An­ders Linde­gaard. Nor­wich City Te­am: Ma­rk Bunn, Se­bas­tien Bas­song, Mi­chael Turn­er, Rus­sell Mar­tin, Javi­er Gar­rido, Jon­athan Howson, Wes Hoo­la­han, Brad­ley John­son, An­thony Pilk­ing­ton, Ro­bert Snod­grass, Grant Holt. Sub­stitutes: Kei Kamara, Lu­ciano Bec­chio, Dave Fox, El­li­ott Ben­nett, Ry­an Ben­nett, Ste­ven Whit­taker, Lee Camp.


Shinji Kagawa Quickfacts

Shinji Ka­gawa was han­ded his Pre­mier Lea­gue de­but for Man­chester Uni­ted by Sir Al­ex Fer­guson in a 1-0 de­feat ag­ainst Ever­ton at Good­ison Park in the open­ing ro­und of the 2012-13 cam­paign and ac­cu­mu­lated 36 Pre­miership ap­pear­ances for The Reds be­fore he re­turned to his pre­vi­ous em­ploy­ers Bor­us­sia Dort­mund for a fee some­where in the neigh­bour­hood of £6.5 mil­lion on the 31st of Au­gust 2014.


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