Manchester Utd 2 Wigan 0
Manchester United 2 Wigan Athletic 0, Old Trafford, English Premier League, November 20, 2010. Manchester United beat Wigan Athletic 2-0 thanks to a goal each by Patrice Evra and Chicharito. But despite the well earned win over The Latics, United remained in second place in the standings behind Chelsea with goal difference separating the two sides.
After being held to a 2-2 draw by Aston Villa at Villa Park, Manchester United bagged three important points against Wigan Athletic at Old Trafford through goals from Patrice Evra and Javier Hernandez in the 46th and 77th minutes respectively. Sir Alex Ferguson: “We had a young team get about us at Aston Villa last week, and it was like that from Wigan Atheltic this week. They were aggressive and tested referee Mike Atkinson. We had a lot of free-kicks during the first half. Wigan put themselves about and it was hard to break them down.” Manchester United Team: Edwin van der Sar, Rafael da Silva, Nemanja Vidic, Rio Ferdinand, Patrice Evra, Darren Fletcher, Luis Nani, Michael Carrick, Ji-Sung Park, Gabriel Obertan, Federico Macheda. Substitutes: Jonny Evans, Wayne Rooney, John O’Shea, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Javier Hernandez, Tomasz Kuszczak. Wigan Athletic Team: Ali Al Habsi, Antolin Alcaraz, Maynor Figueroa, Steve Gohouri, Steven Caldwell, Ronnie Stam, Jordi Gomez, Charles N’Zogbia, Mo Diame, Hugo Rodallega, Hendry Thomas. Substitutes: Mike Pollitt, James McArthur, Ben Watson, Callum McManaman, Victor Moses, Mauro Boselli, Franco Di Santo.