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Molineux Stadium (ATT 27,494) 18th March 2012 - Kick off 13:30 Ref: A Taylor

Wolves Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Manchester United Man Utd

Wolves 0

R Zubar (S/O 40)


Man Utd 5

J Evans (21)
A Valencia (43)
D Welbeck (45+1)
J Hernandez (56, 61)

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Last Updated at 3:22 pm, March 18th 2012

  1. Thanks for joining me today, please stay tuned for all the best post-match reaction.

  2. That's it, all over and United cruise to victory as Wolves go bottom.

  3. 90

    Free-kick and Kightly flights it in looking for Ward, corner. Jarvis takes but United head clear.

  4. 90

    Two-minutes of added time here.

  5. 89

    United still on the attack, and Valencia again crosses deep but Stearman clears.

  6. 87

    Half a chance for Hernandez as he gets his head to Valencia shot but Hennessey claims it.

  7. 84

    Pogba has a sight of goal after great passing from United but the youngster fires wide.

  8. 83

    United break again, Valencia looks for Rooney but Jonsson slides it behind to deny him. Rooney desperate for a goal.

  9. 81

    Wolves corner. Jarvis takes but Pogba heads clear and he then wins tackle on the edge of the box to set up corner. United break full length of pitch and Welbeck almost finds Hernandez but Bassong makes late clearance.

  10. 80

    Wolves on the attack and Ward goes for goal but he pulls it wide.

  11. 79

    Great save from Hennessey to deny Welbeck after Rooney had slipped him through.

  12. 78

    Fletcher makes way for former United man Sylvan Ebanks-Blake.

  13. 77

    Good work from Welbeck as he sees out ball for goal kick with Kightly pressing.

  14. 76

    Great ball from Rooney to Welbeck, he lays it off for Fabio but he fires just wide.

  15. 75

    Evans is off with Chris Smalling - wearing Petr Cech-esque head gear - coming on.

  16. 74

    United dominating possession. Valencia picks up the ball and curls it into the box but nobody is there to meet it.

  17. 72

    Almost a chance for Hernadnez hat-trick but Hennessey claims it at second attempt after diving at his feet.

  18. 70

    United counter through Valencia, he finds Welbeck - he lays it off for Rooney, but his shot is charged down.

  19. 69

    Great run from Stearman, finds Fletcher but his fancy cross with one foot going behind the other is audacious but straight at De Gea.

  20. 68

    Kightly swings it dangerously into six-yard box but Ward heads wide.

  21. 67

    Welbeck booked for tripping Kightly on edge of the box.

  22. 66

    Kightly forces De Gea into a decent save at full stretch. He then has to tip wide Fletcher header.

  23. 64

    United corner with Welbeck's shot deflected behind. United totally dominant.

  24. 63

    Fabio is now on for Patrice Evra.

  25. 61

    GOAL - JAVIER HERNANDEZ - Valencia brilliant, one-two with Welbeck and chips to back post for Mexican to slam home his second.

  26. 59

    Pogba has first touch of the ball, he links up with Rooney on edge of he box, he looks for Hernandez in the box but he just misses the ball with Hennessey grasping at air.

  27. 57

    Changes for both sides, with Paul Pogba on for Carrick and Michael Kightly on for Doyle.

  28. 56

    GOAL - JAVIER HERNANDEZ - Corner is taken short and Rafael chips it into six-yard box for Hernandez to head home. Totally unmarked.

  29. 56

    Great tip wide from Hennessey with Rooney curling the ball into the corner.

  30. 55

    Nice ball from Rooney for Evra, but Foley manages to get back and block his attempted cross. Ball comes for Rafael but his shot is charged down by Bassong.

  31. 53

    Wolves enjoying possession on edge of United's box with Doyle and Edwards looking for a way through. Valencia then concedes free-kick on Ward.

  32. 52

    Rooney goes down under challenge from Foley, but nothing given.

  33. 49

    End to end stuff as Jarvis runs at Rafael, he cuts the ball back into the box but Evans clears.

  34. 49

    Great ball from Scholes into Hernandez but the Mexcican is denied by Stearman challenge.

  35. 47

    United pressing early on. Evra sprays it wide for Valencia, he looks for Welbeck in the box but whistle goes for handball.

  36. 46

    United get second-half underway. Neither side has made a change.

  37. Carrick sees shot deflected over but half-time whistle is blow. United cruising.

  38. 45

    GOAL - DANNY WELBECK - Great goal as Valencia plays it into path of Welbeck to pass the ball home into bottom corner.

  39. 45

    Valencia takes corner, again it is short - this time for Evra, he goes for goal but chance is charged down.

  40. 45

    Game is stopped Hernandez and a few of the Wolves players have words.

  41. 45

    Welbeck goes for goal and wins corner with deflected effort.

  42. 43

    GOAL - ANTONIO VALENCIA - Brilliant break from United, they sweep down the pitch and the Ecuadorian breaks into box and fires home.

  43. 43

    Jarvis finally takes corner but Welbeck heads clear and United counter...

  44. 43

    Eggert Jonsson comes on for Davis who has failed to shake off his knock.

  45. 43

    Jarvis wins a corner off Evans.

  46. 42

    Stumble from Welbeck as he is almost played in by Rooney - fortunate for Wolves.

  47. 39

    Second yellow card and Ronald Zubar is sent-off for challenge on Welbeck. No arguments.

  48. 37

    United win corner. Valencia this time takes, short to Rafael to put it in but Wolves clear their lines.

  49. 35

    David Davis is down needed treatment after making crucial challenge on Hernandez.

  50. 33

    Doyle wins another free-kick on the right side of box. Jarvis this time takes but it is easy for Rafael to head clear.

  51. 29

    Wolves free-kick this time, about 30-yards out as Doyle goes over after Rafael's challenge. Fletcher takes but high and wide.

  52. 29

    United spray the free-kick wide to Valencia, he cuts inside and crosses with the outside of his boot but Zubar clears.

  53. 28

    Zubar is in the book for a nasty lunge on Rooney.

  54. 25

    More good work from Valencia, he again looks for Welbeck with reverse ball into box but Hennessey is off his line quickly to claim it.

  55. 22

    Welbeck is almost in as Stearman fails to deal with ball in his own six-yard box and he fires into side-netting.

  56. 21

    GOAL - JONNY EVANS - Rooney cross to back post is for Carrick, he side-foots the ball into six-yard box for Evans to slam the ball home from close range.

  57. 21

    First corner of the game is United's as Carrick's shot fires off Stearman. Rooney is the man to take it...

  58. 18

    Fletcher flicks header wider from brilliant Jarvis cross - but flag was up anyway. Wolves coming into this now.

  59. 17

    Claims for a Wolves penalty turned down. Fletcher flicks on Stearman cross, and Jarvis goes down under Rafael challenge but nothing given.

  60. 13

    Wide from Carrick as he tries one from the edge of the box after good work from Rooney, Hernandez and Welbeck.

  61. 11

    Free-kick conceded by Rooney, will give Wolves a chance to put ball into the box from about 45-yards out. Matt Jarvis takes but Michael Carrick heads away - it comes back in for Doyle, he turns but shoots straight at David De Gea.

  62. 9

    Great chance for United. Rafael breaks into the box after great ball from Valencia and he fires his cross into the six-yard box but it is too strong for Hernandez and Welbeck.

  63. 9

    First shot on goal is from Welbeck he collects on the edge of the box and hits it, but it is tame along the floor and Hennessey collects with ease.

  64. 6

    Dangerous ball across the box from Valencia, looks for Welbeck but ball runs for David Edwards and he clears his lines.

  65. 5

    United break through Rooney he plays it into Javier Hernandez who goes down after wild swipe from Richard Stearman but nothing given.

  66. 4

    Wolves enjoying some early possession but United looking dangerous on the break.

  67. 2

    Good break from Ronald Zubar down the left getting past Danny Welbeck, but his cross is over hit and out for a throw.

  68. 1

    Wolves on the attack early on but Jonny Evans gets the better of Steven Flecther on the edge of the box.

  69. 1

    Wolves get us underway here kicking from left to right.

  70. Teams are out but first we have a minute's applause for Bolton's Fabrice Muamba. Very nice gesture.

  71. Teams in full...

  72. The team news is starting to filter through and United name an attacking side with Valencia returning, whilst Rooney, Welbeck and Hernadez also starts.

  73. Whilst we wait for the team news, why no visit our friends at SkyBet for a little flutter. Wolves 8/1 Draw 4/1 Manchester Utd 1/3

  74. Welcome to our live coverage of Manchester United's trip to Wolves as the champions could move four points clear at the top of the table with victory at Molineux.



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