Wolves 0 - 5 United
Rafael Rio Evans(Smalling) Evra(Fabio)
Valencia Scholes Carrick(Pogba) Welbeck
What I thought would be a tricky fixture turned out to be an easy game. Evans, yes Evans, opened the score (our 100th goal of the season!) and late in the first half, Wolves were justly reduced to 10 men when one of their defenders made a second bookable challenge. It was all downhill for Wolves from then on. Valencia and Welbeck scored in the space of 2 minutes and then, in the second half, Chicharito completed the icing on the cake with two fine strikes. I'm delighted with the result as another away fixture is chopped off our schedule.
|Excellent Tony. Man of the Match.|
Every player did well today with Valencia excelling on the right flank. His return to our side is a huge boost for this pivotal time of the year. Today he scored an excellent goal and managed two assists. Man of the match. It was also a joy to see Chicharito back in amongst the goals. Last week vs WBA he looked like he regained his confidence. Today's brace should provide the uplift he desperately needed. Everybody scored a 7(or more) out of 10 performance. Evans keeps improving with every game. He deserves that goal. Welbeck helped cap a brilliant forward display while Rooney delivered one immaculate cross-field ball after the other. I cannot believe Wolves managed to keep Roo out of the score sheet.
I'm obviously very happy with the performance but, although we played well, I must admit that Wolves were absolutely woeful today. They misplaced one pass after the other and their marking was abysmal. What a difference to Bilbao!
We're now 4 points ahead of City albeit we've played a game more. City's next fixture is vs Chelsea. Pressure's on them....