Wolves 0 Manchester Utd 1

Paul Scholes

Wolver­hampton Wan­derers 0 Man­chester Uni­ted 1, Mo­lineux Sta­dium, Eng­lish Pre­mier Lea­gue, Mar­ch 6, 2010. Man­chester Uni­ted con­tin­ued their charge for a fourth straight Pre­mier Lea­gue title thanks to a goal from Paul Scho­les. The vis­it­ors seemed un­able to con­trol the mat­ch be­fore the break, how­ever, and Da­vid Jones and Steph­en Wa­rd put away goal­keeper Ed­win van der Sar to the test on sev­er­al oc­ca­sions in the fir­st ha­lf of the encounter.

The Old Gold were fight­ing for their ex­ist­ence in the Pre­mier Lea­gue and the ho­me si­de ma­naged to re­duce the vis­it­ing te­am to sec­ond best for much of the fir­st frame. Ga­ry Ne­ville came on for Wes Bro­wn af­ter the in­ter­val and the re­place­ment proved to be a clev­er move as the sea­soned cam­paign­er spurred his te­am-mates on to get back in­to the ga­me. The win­ning goal came in the 73rd min­ute when An­tonio Va­lencia sent the ball to Lu­is Nani who in turn passed to Paul Scho­les who shot the ball in­to the far cor­ner of the goal to give the vis­it­ors the lead. In the clos­ing sta­ges of the tie, Sam Vokes ma­naged to squander a glor­i­ous op­por­tun­ity to equal­ise when he put the ball over the bar from just eight yards out. The Wales striker´s miss was no doubt a costly one which put even more pres­sure on Wan­derers gaf­fer Mick Mc­Carthy. As for Man­chester Uni­ted, Sir Al­ex Ferguson´s boys toiled for long peri­ods, but they ev­entually ma­naged to es­cape from Mo­lineux wi­th all three points. Not on­ly did the calm fin­ish of Scho­les save the day for Uni­ted, it was his 100th goal in the Pre­mier Lea­gue as well. Af­ter edging out Wol­ves by 1-0, The Reds were now top­ping the Pre­miership ta­ble wi­th 63 points gain­ed from 29 mat­ches played, two points ahead of fel­low title con­tenders Chel­sea and Ar­senal. Wolver­hampton Wan­derers Te­am: Mar­cus Hahne­mann, Chris­tophe Berra, Kev­in Fo­ley, Ron­ald Zubar, Jody Crad­dock, Steph­en Wa­rd, Adlene Gue­di­oura, Karl Henry, Matt Jar­vis, Da­vid Jones, Kev­in Doyle. Sub­stitutes: Way­ne Hen­nessey, Ge­orge Elokobi, Mi­chael Man­cienne, Nen­ad Mili­jas, Sylvan Ebanks-Blake, Andy Keogh, Sam Vokes. Man­chester Uni­ted Te­am: Ed­win van der Sar, Wes Bro­wn, Ne­manja Vid­ic, Rio Fer­dinand, An­tonio Va­lencia, Pat­rice Ev­ra, Mi­chael Car­rick, Dar­ron Gib­son, Lu­is Nani, Paul Scho­les, Di­m­it­ar Ber­batov. Sub­stitutes: Ben Fo­ster, Ga­ry Ne­ville, Ra­fael da Silva, Dar­ren Fletch­er, Ji-Sung Park, Gab­riel Ober­tan, Mame Biram Diouf.

 

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Dur­ing his Man­chester Uni­ted ca­reer, Paul Scho­les won the Pre­mier Lea­gue in 1995-96, 1996-97, 1998-99, 1999-2000, 2000-01, 2002-03, 2006-07, 2000-08, 2008-09, 2010-11, and 2012-13, the FA Cup in 1995-96, 1998-99, and 2003-04, the Lea­gue Cup in 2008-09 and 2009-10, the FA Com­munity Shield in 1996, 1997, 2003, 2008, and 2010, and the UEFA Cham­pi­ons Lea­gue in 1998-99 and 2007-08.

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