Norwich 1 Manchester U 0

Sir Alex Ferguson

Nor­wich City 1 Man­chester Uni­ted 0, Car­row Road, Eng­lish Pre­mier Lea­gue, Nov­ember 17, 2012. Nor­wich City be­at Man­chester Uni­ted 1-0 cour­tesy of a goal from An­thony Pilk­ing­ton fif­teen min­utes in­to the sec­ond ha­lf. Af­ter los­ing to The Ca­nar­ies, Sir Al­ex Ferguson´s men were now trail­ing ta­ble lead­ers Man­chester City by a point in the battle for the title.

The 1-0 loss ag­ainst Chris Hughton´s Nor­wich City was Man­chester United’s third de­feat of the 2012-13 Pre­mier Lea­gue sea­son. An­thony Pilk­ing­ton settled a tight af­fair when he head­ed a cross from Javi­er Gar­rido pa­st An­ders Linde­gaard on the stroke of the hour ma­rk to give City their fir­st win over Uni­ted since the 9th of April 2005. Man­chester Uni­ted man­ager Sir Al­ex Fer­guson had no com­plaints af­ter the mat­ch, how­ever, ad­mit­ting that his Old Traf­ford play­ers were beaten by the bet­ter si­de. Sir Al­ex Fer­guson: “Nor­wich de­served it be­cause they wor­ked so hard for it. We had a lot of pos­ses­sion and one or two ha­lf-chances with­out hav­ing any great chances. It just was­n’t our night. We’re dis­ap­poin­ted to lose the ga­me, ob­vi­ously, but we have to give cred­it to City for the way they fou­ght and batt­led for every ball on the pitch. To work as hard as that takes a really spe­cial ef­fort. Nor­wich got plenty of men be­hind the ball and closed down spaces. And we just could­n’t get our crosses in. At times you have to re­cog­nise when op­pon­ents have played bey­ond them­selves.” Nor­wich City Te­am: John Rud­dy, Se­bas­tien Bas­song, Mi­chael Turn­er, Ste­ven Whit­taker, Javi­er Gar­rido, Wes Hoo­la­han, Brad­ley John­son, An­thony Pilk­ing­ton, Ro­bert Snod­grass, Al­ex Tettey, Grant Holt. Sub­stitutes: Ry­an Ben­nett, Marc Tier­ney, El­li­ott Ben­nett, Jon­ny Howson, Simeon Jack­son, Ste­ve Mor­is­on, Ma­rk Bunn.Manchester Uni­ted Te­am: An­ders Linde­gaard, Ra­fael da Silva, Pat­rice Ev­ra, Chris Small­ing, Rio Fer­dinand, An­tonio Va­lencia, Ash­ley Young, Mi­chael Car­rick, Ry­an Gig­gs, Javi­er Her­nandez, Robin van Per­sie. Sub­stitutes: Phil Jones, Oli­veira An­der­son, Tom Clev­er­ley, Dar­ren Fletch­er, Paul Scho­les, Dan­ny Wel­beck, Sam Johnstone.

 

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Man­chester Uni­ted be­at Nor­wich City 5-3 at the new­ly opened Car­row Road on the 23rd of Nov­ember 1935 thro­ugh a hat-trick from for­ward Henry Row­ley and a brace by wing­er Tom­my Manley.

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