Cardiff City
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Manchester United
2018-12-22 | 19:30 |  English Premier League | Cardiff City Stadium |  Full Time
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Cardiff City Manchester United
  • 38' Víctor Camarasa (Penalty)
    1 Goals 5 29' Ander Herrera (Goal)
    3' Marcus Rashford (Goal)
    41' Anthony Martial (Goal)
    57' Jesse Lingard (Penalty)
    90' Jesse Lingard (Goal)
  • 58' Aron Gunnarsson
    79' Greg Cunningham
    2 Yellow Cards 1 35' Luke Shaw
  • Red Cards
Commentary
  • 90'

    GOAL! That's five! For the first time since United said farewell to Alex Ferguson, Pogba picks the ball up in midfield and splits the Cardiff defense, finding Lingard in doing so and he rounds Etheridge before tucking it away.

  • 90'

    Full-time here at the Cardiff City Stadium and it was a commanding performance from the Red Devils under new boss Ole Gunnar Solsjkaer, they led from the third minute and dominated ever since. Cardiff City 1-5 Manchester Untied.

  • 88'

    Finally Solsjkaer brings on Fellaini for the final few minutes as he withdraws Matic.

  • 87'

    Pereira is the next change for United as he replaces Martial, who scored on his 100th appearance today for the club.

  • 85'

    Its the biggest crowd Wales have seen in 42 years and the highest attendance the Cardiff City Stadium has seen at a whooping 33 028.

  • 83'

    Third and final substitution for Cardiff as Ralls replaces Gunnarsson who looked to be getting more and more frustrated on the pitch.

  • 79'

    Substitution for United, on comes Fred, who cost more than twice the entire Cardiff team, and Rashford is the player withdrawn.

  • 78'

    YELLOW! Cunningham brings down Rashford on the halfway line as Cardiff looked exposed to the counter.

  • 77'

    SAVE! Zohore gambles onto a clearance and he is afforded the opportunity to hit one at De Gea at the near post, the Spaniard stands strong and makes a smart save.

  • 74'

    Kadeem Harris is Warnock's next alteration as he replaces Junior Hoilett.

  • 74'

    MISS! Camarasa sends a incredible whipped delivery into the box from a free-kick, Bamba rises highest at the back stick but can't guide his header towards the goal.

  • 71'

    SAVE! Great snapshot from Pogba from the edge of the area forces a fantastic fingertip save out of the Cardiff keeper!

  • 70'

    OVER! A great ball in from Murphy finds the head of Paterson but the Cardiff striker can't keep his head below the bar.

  • 69'

    Pogba brings down Hoilett after a good bit of passing play from the hosts, they have a chance to get the ball into the box from the right flank..

  • 65'

    SAVE! Cardiff get forward well as Zohore gets the ball down the left flank and drops it off for Murphy who forces a magnificent diving save out of De Gea.

  • 63'

    CLOSE! Lindelof with a sensational run from inside his own half and he brings it close to the edge of the box before releasing Rashford who forces a great stop out of Etheridge that the ref doesn't see and its a goalkick.

  • 62'

    First substitution of the game sees Warnock removed Arter for Zohore.

  • 59'

    YELLOW! Lingard is breaking once more for the visitors as he fools Gunnarsson who holds Lingard as a way to end the counterattack, and is booked for his actions.

  • 57'

    GOAL! After some deliberation over who should take the penalty, Lingard steps up and sends Etheridge the wrong way and slaps the ball into the side netting.

  • 56'

    PENALTY! Bamba upends Lingard in the penalty area after Matic played a great ball into his feet and he took on a couple players in the box before Bamba brings the Englishman down.

  • 55'

    There seems to be some kind of confusion as Gunnarsson gets up almost instantly and indicates that he didn't treatment and on we go.

  • 54'

    Gunnarsson seems to have a problem as he drops to the deck moments after the ball goes out and Oliver signals for the physio to come on.

  • 51'

    SAVE! Martial and Rashford with a great bit of interplay on the left flank affords the latter to have a hit at an acute angle, Etheridge does well to tip it around the post!

  • 49'

    United back to dominating possession and everything looks to have a little more intent and attitude about it under Solsjkaer. We remain Cardiff City 1-3 Manchester United.

  • 46'

    No changes from either side at the break as the Red Devils get the ball rolling for the second half here at the Cardiff City Stadium.

  • 45'

    Half-time here at the Cardiff City Stadium and an extremely entertaining first half sees United lead by two goals after Rashford, Herrera and Martial scored for Solsjkaer's men and a Camarasa penalty sees us end Cardiff City 1-3 Manchester United.

  • 41'

    GOAL! Absolutely magical play from the Red Devils allows Martial to restore United's two goal league! After four or five zippy passes around the edge of the Cardiff box sees Martial slip into the box and beat Etheridge!

  • 38'

    GOAL! One Spaniard against another as Camarasa thrashes the ball into the keepers top right corner! De Gea went the right way but its too high and too hard for the United stopper!

  • 37'

    PENALTY! Big penalty appeals as Rashford comes around to escort the ball outside his own box but gets it all wrong and is adjudged to have handled the ball in moving his shoulder to control it.

  • 34'

    First booking of the game is given to Luke Shaw after a late challenge on the edge of the Cardiff box.

  • 29'

    GOAL! Solsjkaer with the dream start as Herrera finds the back of the net to double United's lead. Herrera had no hesitation and he strikes it from 30 yards. Cunningham gets out to him but the ball takes a big slice off his back and into the top corner.

  • 27'

    The hosts have struggled to really create any momentum towards De Gea's goal. Arter tries to hook a ball down the line for Murphy but it sails straight out of play.

  • 24'

    CORNER! Young has sent in some excellent set-pieces and this is another. Jones comes flying in at the near post but completely misses the ball. Any contact there and it was 2-0.

  • 21'

    Bamba makes a driving run forward and has Murphy screaming for it on the left. He makes the wrong pass and United counter. Martial gets down the left and finds Rashford inside the area. He strikes from 10 yards but Morrison just does enough to divert it c

  • 20'

    United still dominating the ball and Martial is seeing plenty of the ball down the left flank, they are yet to penetrate the resilient Bluebirds defense, but its been a good response for Cardiff.

  • 16'

    After a lengthy break, Shaw is alright to continue and Paterson is taken to the sideline for further inspection. The ball gets rolling as we wait to see what happens with the Cardiff man.

  • 16'

    Fortunately both players are okay to continue and United get the ball rolling again.

  • 13'

    Paterson and Shaw hit the deck after knocking heads in the area inside the United box. Team doctors are out to attend to their players..

  • 12'

    Young puts the ball into a dangerous area but it's well defended by Bamba.

  • 11'

    Cardiff foray forward after conceding the early goal but Solsjkaer's men have gotten a foothold in the game as they dominate possession. Positive play from the men in red ends in Martial winning a corner for the Red Devils.

  • 8'

    OVER! Murphy sends a curling effort well over the bar. Waste.

  • 6'

    Lingard upends Gunnarsson around the same area where Rashford just struck from, just on the other side of the pitch, again a few men interested..

  • 4'

    GOAL! Sensational start from Solsjkaer's men as Pogba takes a hop over the ball and allows Rashford to deceive the keeper as a thunderous dipping effort is hit almost through the wall and tucked into the bottom corner!

  • 3'

    Plenty of forward passes from United. Herrera seems to have been given license to roam. Pogba goes for a give and go but is fouled by Arter. Free-kick here, 30 yards out. A few are interested..

  • 1'

    Michael Oliver is the official in charge here today and the sound of his whistle allows the hosts to get us rolling for Ole Gunner Solskjaer's first game in charge of Manchester United.

  • 1'

    Michael Oliver is the official in charge here today and the sound of his whistle allows the hosts to get us rolling for Ole Gunner Solskjaer's first game in charge of Manchester United.

  • 0'

    Good afternoon and welcome to the Cardiff City Stadium for our Premier League clash between Cardiff City and Manchester United.

  • 0'

    Cardiff XI: Etheridge, Bamba, Manga, Morrison, Cunningham, Arter, Gunnarsson, Camarasa, Murphy, Hoilett, Paterson. Bench: Smithies, Peltier, Ralls, Zohore, Reid, Mendez-Laing, Harris.

  • 0'

    United XI: De Gea, Shaw, Lindelof, Jones, Young, Matic, Herrera, Pogba, Lingard, Rashford, Martial. Bench: Romero, Bailly, Mata, Pereira, Fred, Dalot, Fellaini.

  • 0'

    Just the one change for Neil Warnock’s men as Greg Cunningham replaces Ryan Bennett as the Bluebirds look for their fourth home league win in a row.

  • 0'

    Solskjaer makes four changes after Mourinho’s lost 3-1 at Liverpool as Shaw, Pogba, Jones and Martial all start in what looks an attacking line-up. Romelu Lukaku isn't in the squad after requesting compassionate leave.

Team Line-ups
Cardiff City Manchester United
  • Neil Etheridge
  • Sean Morrison
  • Bruno Ecuele Manga
  • Harry Arter
  • Josh Murphy
  • Callum Paterson
  • Aron Gunnarsson
  • Greg Cunningham
  • Víctor Camarasa
  • Sol Bamba
  • David Junior Hoilett
  • 1
  • 4
  • 5
  • 7
  • 11
  • 13
  • 17
  • 18
  • 21
  • 22
  • 33
  • 1
  • 2
  • 4
  • 6
  • 10
  • 11
  • 14
  • 18
  • 21
  • 23
  • 31
  • David De Gea
  • Victor Lindelöf
  • Phil Jones
  • Paul Pogba
  • Marcus Rashford
  • Anthony Martial
  • Jesse Lingard
  • Ashley Young
  • Ander Herrera
  • Luke Shaw
  • Nemanja Matic
Substitutions
  • Lee Peltier
  • Joe Ralls
  • Kenneth Zohore
  • Alex Smithies
  • Bobby Reid
  • Nathaniel Mendez-Laing
  • Kadeem Harris
  • 2
  • 8
  • 10
  • 12
  • 14
  • 19
  • 23
  • 3
  • 8
  • 15
  • 17
  • 20
  • 22
  • 27
  • Eric Bailly
  • Juan Mata
  • Andreas Pereira
  • Fred
  • Diogo Dalot
  • Sergio Romero
  • Marouane Fellaini

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