Wolves 0 Manchester Utd 3

Kieran Richardson

Wolver­hampton Wan­derers 0 Man­chester Uni­ted 3, Mo­lineux Sta­dium, Eng­lish FA Cup Fourth Ro­und, Jan­uary 29, 2006. Af­ter knock­ing out Bur­ton Al­bion fol­low­ing a re­play in the pre­vi­ous ro­und, Sir Al­ex Ferguson´s boys be­at Wolver­hampton Wan­derers 3-0 in the next sta­ge of the com­pet­i­tion cour­tesy of a Kier­an Richard­son brace and a goal by Louis Saha.

Man­chester Uni­ted entered this ga­me on the back of a nar­row 1-0 tri­umph ag­ainst bit­ter en­emies Liver­pool at Old Traf­ford, wi­th Rio Fer­dinand scor­ing the win­ner for the hosts in the fi­nal min­ute of The North West Der­by. Pro­mo­tion chas­ing Wolver­hampton, mean­while, had be­en held to goal­less draw ag­ainst re­leg­a­tion threat­ened Mill­wall at The New Den in So­uth East Lon­don in their pre­vi­ous fix­ture. In front of a crowd of near­ly 30,000 people, Sir Al­ex Ferguson´s boys pro­pelled them­selves in­to an early one-nil lead thanks to Eng­land U21 in­ter­na­tion­al Kier­an Richard­son who be­at Wolver­hampton goal­keeper Stefan Postma wi­th a fir­st-time shot fol­low­ing five min­utes of open­ing ac­tion. Man­chester Uni­ted doubled the ad­vant­age thro­ugh a goal from for­mer Metz and Ful­ham for­ward Louis Saha in the fi­nal min­ute of the fir­st ha­lf be­fore Richard­son head­ed ho­me a cross by Ruud van Nistel­rooy to make it three-nil to The Reds sev­en min­utes af­ter the re­start. Fol­low­ing the win over Wol­ves, Man­chester Uni­ted would now face no­ne oth­er than Liver­pool at An­field in the fifth ro­und of the tour­na­ment. Wolver­hampton Wan­derers Te­am: Stefan Postma, Lee Naylor, Jo­leon Le­scott, Gabor Gyepes, Rob Ed­wards, Paul In­ce, Ma­rk Ken­nedy, Dar­ren An­der­ton, Ken­ny Miller, Ki-hyeon Seol, Carl Cort. Sub­stitutes: Co­lin Camer­on, Ma­rk Dav­ies, To­masz Frankowski. Man­chester Uni­ted Te­am: Ed­win van der Sar, Ga­ry Ne­ville, Wes­ley Bro­wn, Mi­kael Sil­vestre, Rio Fer­dinand, Ne­manja Vid­ic, Ji-Sung Park, Kier­an Richard­son, Way­ne Roo­ney, Louis Saha, Ruud van Nistel­rooy. Sub­stitutes: Pat­rice Ev­ra, Dar­ren Fletch­er, Alan Smith.


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Kier­an Richard­son sco­red el­ev­en goals in eighty-one ap­pear­ances in all com­pet­i­tions for Man­chester Uni­ted be­fore he joi­ned Roy Keane´s Sun­der­land at the be­gin­ning of the 2007-08 campaign. 


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