Manchester U 1 West Ham 0
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.