Manchester U 4 Norwich 0

Javier Hernandez

Man­chester Uni­ted 4 Nor­wich City 0, Old Traf­ford, Eng­lish Foot­ball Lea­gue Cup Fourth Ro­und, Oct­ober 29, 2013. Man­chester Uni­ted had no dif­fi­culties ag­ainst Nor­wich City at Old Traf­ford in the Lea­gue Cup Fourth Ro­und. A double by Javi­er Her­nandez and a single each from Phil Jones and Fa­bio da Silva saw Uni­ted run out com­fort­able and de­served 4-0 winners.

Man­chester Uni­ted were cor­rectly awar­ded a pen­alty by mat­ch of­fi­cial Kev­in Friend af­ter nine­teen min­utes of play when Leroy Fer bro­ught down Ad­nan Januzaj in­side the box and the sub­sequent spot-kick was ex­cel­lently con­ver­ted by goal scor­ing spe­cial­ist Javi­er Her­nandez a min­ute la­ter. Uni­ted kept up the pres­sure fol­low­ing the re­start and had their sec­ond goal of the Cap­it­al One Cup clash six min­utes be­fore the hour ma­rk when Neth­er­lands U21 in­ter­na­tion­al Al­ex­an­der Buttner ac­cur­ately cros­sed for Chi­charito who ma­naged to head the ball pa­st Nor­wich City goal­keeper Ma­rk Bunn and in­to the back of the net on the sec­ond at­tempt. And, af­ter 88 min­utes of ac­tion, Man­chester Uni­ted stret­ched their ad­vant­age fur­ther when Three Li­ons in­ter­na­tion­al de­fender Phil Jones pro­duced one of his rare goals wi­th a power­ful and spec­tac­u­lar fir­st time vol­ley from in­side the area be­fore Fa­bio da Silva, who had re­placed Januzaj in the 90th min­ute of the tie, notched up the fi­nal goal of the con­test as he fou­nd the net wi­th a near-post ef­fort dur­ing stop­page time to make the fi­nal sco­reline 4-0 in the ho­me side´s fa­vour. Not rest­ing on their laurels, Man­chester Uni­ted As­sist­ant Head Coach Ste­ve Ro­und told the wait­ing press corps af­ter the ga­me that the club were not in­to cel­eb­ra­tions yet. Man­chester Uni­ted Te­am: An­ders Linde­gaard, Ra­fael da Silva, Rio Fer­dinand, Phil Jones, Ne­manja Vid­ic, Al­ex­an­der Buttner, Tom Clev­er­ley, Wil­fried Za­ha, Ad­nan Januzaj, Ash­ley Young, Javi­er Her­nandez. Sub­stitutes: An­tonio Va­lencia, Chris Small­ing, Fa­bio da Silva, Oli­veira An­der­son, Ry­an Gig­gs, Way­ne Roo­ney, Ben Amos. Nor­wich City Te­am: Ma­rk Bunn, Se­bas­tien Bas­song, Ry­an Ben­nett, Ste­ven Whit­taker, Javi­er Gar­rido, Leroy Fer, Wes­ley Hoo­la­han, Brad­ley John­son, Ro­bert Snod­grass, Nat­han Red­mond, Jo­hann El­mander. Sub­stitutes: An­thony Pilk­ing­ton, Rus­sell Mar­tin, Jon­ny Howson, Lu­ciano Bec­chio, Ga­ry Hoop­er, Joshua Murphy, Carlo Nash.


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