Manchester Utd 3 Wolves 0
Manchester United 3 Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Old Trafford, English Premier League, December 15, 2009. After succumbing to an unexpected 1-0 defeat at the hands of Aston Villa at Old Trafford three days earlier, Manchester United outclassed Wolves 3-0 at home courtesy of a goal each by Wayne Rooney, Nemanja Vidic, and Antonio Valencia respectively.
Wayne Rooney scored the opening goal for Manchester United against Wolverhampton from the penalty spot on the half-hour mark after Wanderers defender Ronald Zubar had handled a corner-kick by Darron Gibson. Serbian international Nemanja Vidic then doubled the advantage for Manchester United as he converted another Gibson corner two minutes ahead of the break before Antonio Valencia netted the third six minutes past the hour mark to secure a confidence-boosting 3-0 victory for The Reds against Wolves. Manchester United Team: Tomasz Kuszczak, Patrice Evra, Nemanja Vidic, Ritchie De Laet, Michael Carrick, Paul Scholes, Antonio Valencia, Darron Gibson, Dimitar Berbatov, Wayne Rooney, Gabriel Obertan. Substitutes: Michael Owen, Darren Fletcher, Danny Welbeck. Wolverhampton Wanderers Team: Marcus Hahnemann, George Elokobi, Ronald Zubar, Michael Mancienne, Matt Hill, George Friend, Kevin Foley, Andrew Surman, Greg Halford, Segundo Castillo, Stefan Maierhofer. Substitutes: David Jones, Matthew Jarvis, Chris Iwelumo.
Wayne Rooney Quickfacts
Wayne Rooney registered his first Premier League goal for Manchester United when he found the back of the net in a 2-0 victory against rivals Arsenal at Old Trafford on the 24th October 2004.