Manchester United 4-0 Norwich City: Premier League as It Happened
Goals: Kagawa 45+1', 75', 87', Rooney 90'
Manchester United: De Gea; Smalling, Vidic, Evans, Evra; Valencia, Anderson, Carrick, Kagawa; Rooney, RvP. Subs: Lindegaard, Rafael, Hernandez, Nani, Young, Welbeck, Cleverley.
Norwich City: Bunn, R.Martin, Johnson, Bassong, Turner, Snodgrass, Howson, Holt, Pilkington, Hoolahan, Garrido. Subs: Camp, Whittaker, Fox, Kamara, E.Bennett, Becchio, R.Bennett.
90+5'- The final whistle blows as Manchester United complete a resounding 4-0 win over Norwich City.
Shinji Kagawa, ably assisted by the excellent Wayne Rooney, was the undoubted man of the match, scoring an unlikely hat-trick.
Rooney scored the fourth himself late on with a cracking long range effort that will certainly make the game's highlights.
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90+4'- Valencia puts it on a plate for Danny Welbeck near the penalty spot, but the forward can't make contact.
90+2'- Manchester United remain on the front foot, looking for a fifth. The final whistle can't come quick enough for Chris Hughton.
90'- GOAL ROONEY!
A stunning long range cracker from Wayne Rooney as United rub salt in the Norwich wounds.
The forward picks the ball up about 30 yards out before delivering a dipping howitzer than flies in over Bunn. 4-0 United.
88'- GOOOAAAAAL KAGAWA!
It's a dream hat-trick for the Japanese playmaker as Wayne Rooney is again the architect. He feeds Kagawa with a one-touch lay-off, who then dinks his shot over the advanced Bunn.
86'- Norwich look done now as the Red Devils seek to pass the game to death.
Shinji Kagawa undoubtedly man of the match for his best performance in a red shirt to date.
84'- Valencia finds space through the right channel, but his drilled cross rebounds off Wayne Rooney's backside.
Based on Sir Alex's lineup, one can reasonably begin guessing who he'll deploy against Real Madrid next week.
81'- Yellow card for Michael Turner for a nasty challenge on Danny Welbeck.
In Spain, Sergio Ramos has Real Madrid 2-1 up against Barcelona as they prepare for next Tuesday.
79'- Danny Welbeck almost makes it three but Bunn saves well from a tight angle.
Kagawa is on a hat trick now as the Old Trafford faithful once again find their voice.
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77'- GOAL UNITED!
Terrific goal by the Red Devils as Shinji Kagawa nabs his second.
Wayne Rooney breaks into the Norwich box before unselfishly laying the ball off to his teammate who coolly slots a cheeky effort past Bunn.
75'- Tom Cleverley replaces Anderson in central midfield for the home side. Decent game by the Brazilian, not sure he's done enough to earn a start midweek, though.
73'- Sierra Leone player Kei Kamara comes on for Wes Hoolahan for the Canaries. Big moment for the former Kansas City forward.
Wayne Rooney then hits the deck following a horrible studs up challenge by Bradley Johnson. Yellow for the midfielder.
71'- Danny Welbeck moves inside the Norwich box, but eventually trips himself up and any chance evaporates.
Norwich look to break quickly but Pilkington overhits his pass to Snodgrass on the opposite wing.
69'- Antonio Valencia goes on a terrific run down the right flank, easily beating Bradley Johnson for pace, but is illegally blocked off by Javier Garrido.
Rooney then lifts a great ball over Martin to Patrice Evra on the left flank, but the linesman raises his flag for offside immediately.
66'- Substitution for Manchester United as Robin van Persie is brought off for Danny Welbeck, scorer at the Bernabeu a couple of weeks ago.
64'- Sir Alex Ferguson is looking far more nervous on the sidelines than he did in the first half. United really need a two goal cushion to settle things down.
Wayne Rooney runs at Bassong, but his cross-cum-shot fails to pick out a teammate at the far post.
62'- Norwich go forward again in search of that all important equaliser but United look strong in defence.
Unbelievable chance for the Canaries as a Grant Holt header down to... wait, wait, the referee has called the Norwich striker for climbing on the back of Patrice Evra. United escape shaken, but unscathed.
60'- There's a bit of a hairy moment in the United box as a corner turns into a game of head tennis. The Red Devils eventually clear, though.
Manchester United 1-0 Norwich City
58'- Norwich are a little improved in this second half, playing much further up the pitch.
The Red Devils are looking far more dangerous on the counter attack now, though.
56'- Bassong glances a Snodgrass free kick towards goal, but David de Gea comes off his line to collect.
The Red Devils have never lost a Premier League game when leading at halftime by the way. Norwich are playing to upset the history books.
54'- Kagawa releases Rooney with a glorious through ball, but Bunn is out sharpish to tackle the Englishman and deny a clear chance.
The Norwich keeper has had a fine game today, starting again in the place of the injured John Ruddy.
52'- Great chance Norwich as Martin's cross finds Robert Snodgrass at the near post, but the winger's snap shot is deflected over for a corner.
Nemanja Vidic is the man who clears the ensuing set piece with a typically powerful header.
50'- The Canaries have had the majority of possession in this second half so far, but haven't really looked capable of breaking down Nemanja Vidic and co.
The biggest question for Sir Alex is how long he keeps his stars on the pitch ahead of the midweek Champions League showdown.
48'- Anthony Pilkington appeals for a free kick as a Chris Smalling arm apparently denies him progress down the left flank. Referee rightly says play on.
Manchester United 1-0 Norwich City
46'- We're back underway at Old Trafford with the Red Devils a goal up.
Chris Hughton's side will have to drastically rethink their gameplan if they want to get something from today's game.
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