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Manchester United vs Wigan Athletic Live Score and Commentary

Manchester United
FT
4 - 0
Wigan Athletic
M. Fellaini 44'
C. Smalling 57'
H. Mkhitaryan 74'
B. Schweinsteiger 81'
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FT: Manchester United 4-0 Wigan Athletic
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87' A huge cheer goes up as Martial puts the ball in the net, but the ref blows for a foul as Bastian is penalized for a high-boot, attempting another overhead kick.
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86' Martial and Mata combine superbly down the left wing, with the move ending by the ball rolling out to Herrera in space on the edge of the box. The Spaniard's shot cannons off Rooney and goes well wide.
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85' Excellent defending from Smalling, as he denies Wigan from breaking down the wings on the counter.
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81' Well this is a perfect night! After the ball is headed down into the box from a corner, Schweinsteiger scores his goal with an overhead kick into the net! Manchester United 4-0 Wigan Athletic
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81' GOAL BASTIAN SCHWEINSTEIGER!
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80' Castro Pereira comes on to replace Sergio Romero
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80' Manchester United are piling on the pressure as they go for the kill - Mkhitaryan and Martial go close from crosses.
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77' ALMOST! Browne nearly scores with his first touch! The Wigan substitute shoots wide after a missed clearance falls to him in the box.
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76' Browne comes on to replace Macdonald
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74' A swift counter-attack from Manchester United! Within seconds, Rooney, Mkhitaryan and Martial combine to charge up the field. The Frenchman sends in a low cross to the Armenian at the near post, where Mkhitaryan is ready to place the ball into the net with a measured finish. Manchester United 3-0 Wigan Athletic
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74' GOAL HENRIKH MKHITARYAN!
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73' OOOH! Connolly ghosts into the box from the far post from a free-kick on the right, but heads the ball straight towards Romero.
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72' Nearly! Rooney and does superbly to clip the ball back to Mkhitaryan in the box, but the Armenian takes a touch, allowing the Wigan defence to crowd him out.
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71' Ryan Tunnicliffe (a former Manchester United youngster) comes on to replace Will Grigg.
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70' Marouane Fellaini comes off to be replaced by Ander Herrera.
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68' Alex Tuanzebe comes on to replace Timothy Fosu-Mensah for Manchester United. Tuanzebe making his debut for the Red Devils.
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67' Wigan's heads have visibly dropped - they're not pressing with the same fervour as they managed to when the score was 1-0.
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64' Fosu-Mensah is down and receiving treatment for an injury after a clash with Morsy. He looks like he will be unable to continue.
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62' A real lull in proceedings as Manchester United slowly attempt to kill the game by passing the ball around in midfield.
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59' Yanic Wildschut comes on to replace David Perkins for Wigan.
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59' After some head-tennis in the box from a Wigan corner, Fellaini hammers the ball clear. The Belgian may be a one-dimensional footballer, but he is very, very effective in that particular dimension.
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57' That should be job done for United. Martial chips the ball from the left to the far post, where Smalling towers above his marker to head the ball home from close range. Manchester United 2-0 Wigan Athletic
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57' GOAL CHRIS SMALLING!
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55' Martial is brought down by Burn on the counter, and he goes into the book.
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54' ROMERO IS A LUCKY LUCKY BOY! Connolly sends in a low cross that seems easy to collect, but Romero dives to intercept - only succeeding in clearing the ball to Perkins. With the United goalkeeper stranded, Perkins' shot seems destined for goal, but Romero gets back up to save again.
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51' ALMOST! Schweinsteiger pounces on Warnock's loose pass and dances past a couple of challenges - just as it seems like he's about to score a dream goal, Burn throws his body on the line to block the German's shot.
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49' LUCKY! Burn tries to be clever while clearing the ball, as his attempted pass falls to Rooney, who sends Fosu-Mensah clear with a first-time through ball. The United youngster runs through on goal, but fluffs his lines, sending his shot wide.
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48' Mkhitaryan attempts to play Rooney through on goal with an instinctive first time pass, but Burn defends well to snuff out the danger.
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46' AND WE'RE OFF! Wigan get us underway in the second half!
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The players make their way back out to the pitch - Kickoff in the second half is moments away!
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The second half will start in a few minutes - stay tuned!
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HT: Manchester United 1-0 Wigan Athletic
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45' 1 minute of injury time.
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44' Simple, simple football. Schweinsteiger sends in a peach of a cross from the right to the far post, where Fellaini bullies Connolly and heads the ball into the net. Manchester United 1-0 Wigan Athletic
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44' GOAL MAROUANE FELLAINI!
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41' OOOH! Morsy does superbly to hold the ball and lay it off to Jacobs in space about 12 yards out from goal, but he misses his kick and the chance goes a-begging.
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39' United set off on the counter, with Mata trying to pick out Martial at the far post - just as it seems we will get an opener, Connolly manages to produce an excellent defensive header on the run.
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38' Fellaini gives away a free-kick for grabbing Morsy's leg. Wigan have a free-kick from the left, but Smalling clears the first delivery into the box, with Fellaini doing so the second time.
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37' The Manchester United fans are audibly growing frustrated, as another move down the left breaks down after a wayward pass from Luke Shaw.
B. Schweinsteiger
assist: Ander Herrera
81'
Joel Castro
S. Romero
80'
76'
M. Browne
S. MacDonald
H. Mkhitaryan
assist: A. Martial
74'
71'
R. Tunnicliffe
W. Grigg
Ander Herrera
M. Fellaini
70'
A. Tuanzebe
T. Fosu-Mensah
68'
59'
Y. Wildschut
D. Perkins
C. Smalling
assist: A. Martial
57'
55'
D. Burn
M. Fellaini
assist: B. Schweinsteiger
44'
Match time Sun, 29 Jan 2017, 09:30 PM
Wigan Athletic (4-1-4-1)
Warren Joyce (Manager)
20
S. Romero
23
L. Shaw
5
M. Rojo
12
C. Smalling
24
T. Fosu-Mensah
31
B. Schweinsteiger
27
M. Fellaini
22
H. Mkhitaryan
10
W. Rooney
8
Mata
11
A. Martial
28
J. Haugaard
23
S. Warnock
33
D. Burn
3
J. Buxton
12
C. Connolly
16
S. MacDonald
17
M. Jacobs
8
Sam Morsy
6
M. Power
4
D. Perkins
9
W. Grigg
Wigan Athletic (4-1-4-1)
Warren Joyce (Manager)
Manchester United Subs
17
D. Blind
21
Ander Herrera
9
Z. Ibrahimović
40
Joel Castro
19
M. Rashford
38
A. Tuanzebe
18
A. Young
Wigan Athletic Subs
43
M. Browne
2
R. James
22
J. Jääskeläinen
13
A. Kellett
20
C. Morgan
19
R. Tunnicliffe
31
Y. Wildschut
72% POSSESSION 28%
11 SHOTS 7
4 SHOTS ON GOAL 5
11 FOULS 6
5 CORNERS 2
1 OFFSIDES 0
0 YELLOW CARDS 1
0 RED CARDS 0
5 SAVES 0
Pos Club P W D L GD Pts
Updated: Jan 29, 2017 23:18 PM | Published: Jan 29, 2017 18:49 PM