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Manchester United 2 - Wigan Athletic 0

Premier League

Old Trafford

20/11/10 3pm

Attendance: 74,181

Referee: Martin Atkinson

Manchester United
2 - 0
Wigan Athletic
Evra 45, Hernandez 77 minutes
 
 
Venue: Old Trafford
 
Attendance: 74,181
The Teams
Edwin Van der Sar
 
 
 
Ali Al-Habsi
 
 
Rafael Da Silva
 
 
 
Steve Gohouri
 
 
Nemanja Vidic
 
 
 
Antolin Alcaraz
 
 
Rio Ferdinand
 
 
 
Steven Caldwell
 
 
Patrice Evra
 
 
 
Maynor Figueroa
 
 
Luis Nani
 
 
 
Hendry Thomas
 
 
Darren Fletcher
 
 
 
Momo Diame
 
 
Michael Carrick
 
 
64
 
Ronnie Stam
 
 
80
Ji-Sung Park
 
 
56
 
Jordi Gomez
 
 
58
Gabriel Obertan
 
 
 
Charles N'Zogbia
 
 
80
Federico Macheda
 
 
56
 
Hugo Rodallega
 
 
Substitutes
Tomasz Kuszczak
 
 
 
Mike Pollitt
 
 
John O'Shea
 
 
 
Victor Moses
 
 
58
Wayne Rooney
 
 
56
 
Callum McManaman
 
 
Ryan Giggs
 
 
 
Franco Di Santo
 
 
80
Paul Scholes
 
 
56
 
Mauro Boselli
 
 
Javier Hernandez
 
 
64
 
James McArthur
 
 
80
Jonny Evans
 
 
 
Ben Watson
 
 
Game Statistics
17
Goal Attempts
10
12
On Target
4
11
Corners
1
11
Fouls
15
0
Yellow Cards
2
0
Red Cards
2
65
%
35
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Writer: worbo Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday November 20 2010

Time: 5:07PM

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How bad/bent was Atkinson
worbo
Atkinson didnt dive in with both feet, nor did he commit two stupid fouls. All he did was punish the players who did. He might well of done us a favour, Rodallega will thankfully be out for the next three games. N'Zogbia was the best player on the park and if we could find a striker worthy of the name who can turn the chances Zog creates into goal we might just have the slightest chance of keeping him. I cant help but think that if an experienced premiership manager had this group of players we would not be in the bottom three.
Standish mon
What Atkinson didnt do was punish Vidic for shoving Rodallega has he was heading the ball in the box, then right on half time he didnt punish Vidic for bring down N'Zogbia when he was running into the Man U area...both were bookings..Vidic off, didnt happen, thats why he's bent, one rule for one side one for another
worbo
Listen, every ref in the prem is bent, a liar and the devil incarnate if he doesnt give every decision to any particular fans team. Get used to it, live with it and lets not be so biased. Latics played well but if they need the help of the ref all the time then they are in big trouble. Maybe someone who can put the ball in the net would help. Roberto's two 'goal machines' as he keeps telling us that is what they are, could certainly do with some oil.
Standish mon
Just a pity then that he could give the three decisions that changed the game...still I agree if we score goals then there are no problems, maybe Di Santo getting a run of at least three games will help his confidence in front of goal whilst Hugo is on the sidelines
worbo
We are not asking for any help from the referee, just a level playing field for all the less fashionable/small clubs. Surely that's not too hard to understand is it. I'm fairly sure Tony Pulis would share a similar view point. As for the ref doing us a favour sending off Rodders, well I'm fairly sure its detrimental to play with 9 men rather than 10 but maybe thats just my view.
rgreavesr
Time after time we all see refs in the premiership favouring the 'big' teams, and especially Man utd. That's not being biased, that's an opinion that has been formed over countless years watching football and marvelling at some atrocious decisions against the 'smaller' teams.
aidymac
Utd are getting a new kit at Christmas. Black shirt, Black shorts, Black socks and a whistle.
wigginer
 

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