Manchester U 1 West Ham 0

Wayne Rooney

Man­chester Uni­ted 1 West Ham Uni­ted 0, Old Traf­ford, FA Cup Third Ro­und Re­play, Jan­uary 16, 2013. High fly­ing Man­chester Uni­ted ma­naged to edge out West Ham Uni­ted by 1-0 in the FA Cup Third Ro­und Re­play at Old Traf­ford. An early fir­st pe­riod goal from Way­ne Roo­ney in the ninth min­ute of the tie was enough to knock The Irons out of the competition.

Man­chester Uni­ted had earned them­selves a 2–2 draw ag­ainst West Ham Uni­ted at Boleyn Gro­und in the fir­st meet­ing on the 5th of Jan­uary 2013 thanks to a goal each from Tom Clev­er­ley and Robin van Per­sie in the 23rd and 91st min­ute of the tie re­spect­ively, and played hosts to The Ham­mers at Old Traf­ford in an FA Cup Third Ro­und Re­play el­ev­en days la­ter. Way­ne Roo­ney re­gistered the win­ning and on­ly goal of the con­test when the Eng­land man re­ceived a Javi­er Her­nandez pass from in­side the pen­alty box and slid the ball ho­me af­ter nine min­utes of play. El­ev­en times FA Cup win­ners Man­chester Uni­ted came clo­se to a sec­ond goal in the 28th min­ute of the mat­ch when a vol­ley from Lu­is Nani was cleared off the line line by West Ham left full­back Dan Potts, and shortly af­ter­wards Roo­ney put Up­ton Park net­mind­er Jussi Jaaskelain­en to the test wi­th a dan­ger­ous long dis­tance shot. Wi­th twelve min­utes re­maining on the watch, Man­chester Uni­ted were giv­en a pen­alty by mat­ch of­fi­cial Phil Dowd af­ter Eng­land U21 in­ter­na­tion­al de­fender Jor­dan Spence had handled the ball in­side the eight­een-yard area, but Way­ne Roo­ney ma­naged to blast the sub­sequent spot kick over the cross­bar. Man­chester Uni­ted Te­am: An­ders Linde­gaard, Ra­fael da Silva, Chris Small­ing, Al­ex­an­der Buttner, Phil Jones, An­tonio Va­lencia, Ry­an Gig­gs, Oli­veira An­der­son, Lu­is Nani, Way­ne Roo­ney, Javi­er Her­nandez. Sub­stitutes: Rio Fer­dinand, Mi­chael Car­rick, Shinji Ka­gawa, Paul Scho­les, Robin van Per­sie, Dan­ny Wel­beck, Ben Amos. West Ham Uni­ted Te­am: Jussi Jaaskelain­en, Jor­dan Spence, Win­ston Re­id, Alou Diarra, Dan­iel Potts, Ja­mes Tomkins, Ga­ry O’Neil, Mat­thew Tay­lor, Carlton Cole, Ri­cardo Vaz Te, Mo­hamed Dia­me. Sub­stitutes: Matt Jar­vis, Kev­in No­lan, Guy Demel, Jack Col­lis­on, Se­basti­an Llet­get, El­li­ot Lee, Raphael Spiegel.


Wayne Rooney Quickfacts

Way­ne Roo­ney be­came the young­est play­er to score a hat-trick in the Cham­pi­ons Lea­gue when he fou­nd the back of the net in the 17th, 28th, and 54th min­utes on his Man­chester Uni­ted de­but in a 6-2 tri­umph ag­ainst Fen­er­bahce at Old Traf­ford on the 28th of Septem­ber 2004, aged 18 years and 335 days.


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