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Community Shield: Manchester United v Wigan - LIVE!


by Majid Mohamed on Aug 11, 2013 at 2:48 PM

Full-time result: Manchester United 2 Wigan 0

- Van Persie with a fine header on 6 minutes.
- Dutch striker with second too after shot is deflected past Carson.
- Moyes wins silverware at last. Will there be more to come this season though? 
  • 43 min: Watson with the cross from this free-kick which is cleared after some head tennis inside United's area.
    8/11/2013 1:44:12 PM
  • 45 min: One minute of injury time as Wigan attempt to equalise before the break.
    8/11/2013 1:45:49 PM
  • HALF-TIME: Manchester United have the lead but Wigan were getting close to an equaliser towards the end of the first-half. Van Persie scored his only chance after an accurate cross from Evra whilst Welbeck forced a good save from Carson before heading the corner over. Zaha dangerous in spells on his debut. Moyes will be happy at the break.
    8/11/2013 1:47:54 PM
  • 51 min: James McArthur is booked after he brings down Danny Welbeck on the halfway line. United use the opportunity to attack Wigan and Tom Cleverley fires a shot just wide from the edge of the area.
    8/11/2013 2:09:22 PM
  • 52 min: McLean looking dangerous.
    8/11/2013 2:11:51 PM
  • GOAL Manchester United 2 Wigan 0: Van Persie again for United. Big deflection on his shot which beats Carson after pass into Dutchman by Welbeck.
    8/11/2013 2:17:05 PM
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    8/11/2013 2:33:10 PM
  • Antonio Valencia joins the action as a substitute, replacing Wilfried Zaha.
    8/11/2013 2:34:03 PM
  • Grant Holt goes off and Marc-Antoine Fortune comes on.
    8/11/2013 2:34:24 PM
  • (Wigan) makes a substitution, with Callum McManaman coming on for James McClean.
    8/11/2013 2:34:54 PM
  • 81 min: A Mexican Wave here at Wembley. Wigan fans join in too. The FA Cup winners happy to be back at Wembley but promotion is their target this season.
    8/11/2013 2:41:11 PM
  • 82 min: Welbeck off with Kagawa coming on. Another substitution for United as Van Persie goes off to a standing ovation to be replaced by playmaker Adnan Januzaj.
    8/11/2013 2:41:30 PM
  • 84 min: Penalty appeal by Evra but referee Mark Clattenburg only gives a corner.
    8/11/2013 2:43:03 PM
  • 85 min: McCarthy replaced by Dicko.
    8/11/2013 2:43:58 PM
  • 87 min: Cleverley caught late by Espinoza who is booked.
    8/11/2013 2:46:10 PM
  • 88 min: Carrick chosen as man of the match. The United fans around me approve.
    8/11/2013 2:47:22 PM
  • 90 min: Four minutes injury time left before Moyes gets his hands on his first trophy. Meanwhile, Cleverley is given a yellow card.
    8/11/2013 2:48:48 PM
  • 91 min: Another corner for Wiganto be taken by Gomez. Taken short before Crainey's cross is cleared.
    8/11/2013 2:49:38 PM
  • 92 min: Once again Van Persie will be key for Moyes' side but will Wayne Rooney be at Old Trafford after the transfer window closes?
    8/11/2013 2:51:06 PM
  • 94 min: The Premier League champions have not been tested really here by Championship promotion hopefuls Wigan. All over at Wembley!
    8/11/2013 2:52:04 PM
  • FULL-TIME Manchester United 2 Wigan 0: Moyes finally lands silverware and starts his tenure at Manchester United with victory at Wembley in the Community Shield. The real test starts when the Premier League title defence gets underway though with Swansea City (a), Chelsea (h), Liverpool (a), Crystal Palace (h) and Manchester City (a) to come.
    8/11/2013 2:53:42 PM
  • Wigan have beaten Machester United only once in 18 attempts (all competitions), losing the other 17.
    8/11/2013 2:57:18 PM
  • Van Persie the hero once again as his strike is deflected into the net (Getty)

    8/11/2013 3:04:25 PM
  • Reaction from Van Persie who scored a brace: "It is always nice to score, especially at Wembley. I am ready glad for everyone. Last year I did not score too many headers, so I have to improve on that. We have got Wilfried Zaha, who is doing really well. I believe in this team, we are the champions.

    "I cannot explain us being third favourites for the title. We will compete again."
    8/11/2013 3:06:56 PM
  • Man of the match Carrick speaking after the game: "We looked a lot better today. We were in control of the game, and we felt we could score.

    "As pleasing as it was for Robin van Persie to get the goals, it was important to be solid today. It is another stepping stone.

    "We are playing a lot of the big teams early on, and we have to be ready. In the past you could start slower, but now you cannot do that."
    8/11/2013 3:07:32 PM
  • Robin van Persie restored order to Manchester United's troubled pre-season by grabbing the goals that brought David Moyes his first trophy as manager. Van Persie struck early in each half to allow United to repel the threat of an enterprising Wigan outfit and claim the Community Shield for the 20th time. More importantly, it was silverware at the first available opportunity for Moyes, who has such a massive job on his hands after succeeding Sir Alex Ferguson in May.
    8/11/2013 3:09:54 PM
  • That's it from Wembley! Thank you for joining our (interrupted) coverage of the Community Shield.
    8/11/2013 3:11:02 PM
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