Wigan 1 Manchester Utd 0

Sir Alex Ferguson

Wi­gan Ath­let­ic 1 Man­chester Uni­ted 0, DW Sta­dium, Eng­lish Pre­mier Lea­gue, April 11, 2012. Sir Al­ex Fer­guson said af­ter the clash wi­th Wi­gan Ath­let­ic that ref­er­ee Phil Dowd should have giv­en Man­chester Uni­ted a pen­alty in the sec­ond ha­lf of the tie. The Old Traf­ford men screamed for a spot-kick in the 72nd min­ute when Maynor Figueroa seemed to have handled a cross from Phil Jones in­side the eight­een-yard box, but Dowd de­cided to let play go on.

Af­ter los­ing nar­rowly 1-0 to Wi­gan Ath­let­ic at DW Sta­dium, Man­chester Uni­ted were now top­ping the Pre­mier Lea­gue ta­ble five points ahead of fel­low title chasers Man­chester City who out­classed West Brom­wich Al­bion by 4-0 at Eti­had Sta­dium. Sir Al­ex Fer­guson: “Maynor Figueroa did handle it, and the thing is that if he’d be­en clo­se to the ball then you can say that you won’t get those, but he was at least fif­teen yards away. It’s a clear pen­alty.” Wi­gan Ath­let­ic Te­am: Ali Al Hab­si, Ant­olin Al­caraz, Maynor Figueroa, Ga­ry Cald­well, Em­mer­son Boyce, Jean Beau­se­jour, Ja­mes McAr­thur, Ja­mes Mc­Carthy, Shaun Malo­ney, Vic­tor Moses, Franco Di Santo. Sub­stitutes: Ron­nie Stam, Al­bert Crus­at, Jordi Go­mez, Ben Wat­son, Mo Dia­me, Con­or Sam­mon, Mi­ke Pol­litt. Man­chester Uni­ted Te­am: Da­vid de Gea, Jon­ny Evans, Rio Fer­dinand, Phil Jones, An­tonio Va­lencia, Ash­ley Young, Pat­rice Ev­ra, Mi­chael Car­rick, Ry­an Gig­gs, Javi­er Her­nandez, Way­ne Roo­ney. Sub­stitutes: Paul Po­gba, Chris Small­ing, Tom Clev­er­ley, Ji-Sung Park, Lu­is Nani, Dan­ny Wel­beck, Ben Amos.

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