Man Utd 0-2 Cardiff: Utd carved apart with embarrassing ease by bottom side

Game is over and the final score is Man Utd 02 Cardiff City. Here is the match report.

4′ CHANCE! Pereira’s shot wide out

Greenwood gets the first real chance of the game – a free header from Pereira’s over-the-top ball which Etheridge tips wide! Cardiff deal with the corner without much fuss.

12′ CLOSE! Greenwood’s header saved

Pereira receives the ball from Rashford and has a shot blocked by Mendez-Laing. United get the first corner of the game. Dalot takes it and Greenwood heads over. A lively start by the United youngster.

23′ Penalty Goal! Man Utd 0-1 Cardiff City (Mendez-Laing)

Mendez-Laing steps up and smashes the penalty straight down the middle. It’s a fortunate goal for Cardiff. ‘You’re getting sacked in the morning,’ the Cardiff fans crow to Solskjaer.

40′ Excellent save from De Gea!

There’s more chances for Cardiff! Mendez-Laing has a shot blocked, then Reid nearly nods the ball past De Gea from Gunnarsson’s chipped pass but just can’t reach it. Soon after, Murphy cuts inside and unleashes a shot that De Gea can only tip over the bar! Cardiff corner.

54′ GOAL! Man Utd 0-2 Cardiff City (Mendez-Laing)

Cardiff are on for their first league win at Old Trafford since 1960! Murphy wriggles free down the right and is wise enough to spot Mendez-Laing arriving at the far post, giving his team-mate a tap-in. Mendez-Laing has doubled his goal tally for the season.

82′ Martial’s shot is blocked!

Then Lingard fizzes a shot across Etheridge’s goal. A Man Utd goal doesn’t feel forthcoming.


Man Utd XI: A. Young, David de Gea, Smalling, P. Jones, P. Pogba, J. Lingard, A.Pereira, Diogo Dalot, M. Rashford, S. McTominay, M. Greenwood

Subs: A. Valencia, S. Romero, J.Mata, Fred, A.Martial, A. Gomes, J. Garner

Cardiff City XI: L. Peltier, A. Gunnarsson, B. Écuélé Manga, S. Morrison, J. Bennett, L. Bacuna, N. Mendez-Laing, N. Etheridge, K. Zohorè, B. Reid, Josh Murphy

Subs: B. Murphy, J. Hoilett, J. Richards, D. Ward, G. Cunningham, K. Harris, R. Healey

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