Danny Welbeck from the bench earns 3 vital points for United

Posted on December 28, 2013  by Bricki  in Man United, Match Reports, Norwich City, Premier League   1 Comment »
Norwich v Manchester United
Tom Cleverley helped Manchester United to a 1-0 victory over Norwich City at Carrow Road

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The second game in three days brought another 3 points for the reds in what was at times, a war of attrition. Norwich made life difficult for United and on another day may have taken something from the game. The introduction of Danny Welbeck at half time brought some much needed pace and urgency to a forward line that failed to create much. It was Welbecks quick reaction and calm in front of goal that secured a 1-0 win.

The lack of Wayne Rooney, out with a groin strain left United without the man who had made us tick in recent weeks. We can only hope he will be available for the visit of Spurs on New Year’s day.

Here we look at the talking points of the game at Carrow Road and invite comments/opinion from both sets of fans.

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Norwich vs. Manchester United: view from the opposition

Posted on December 28, 2013  by Stretford-end  in Man United, Match Previews, Norwich City, Premier League   No Comments »
Anthony Pilkington heads home for Norwich City v Manchester United
Anthony Pilkington scores the winner for Norwich City last season against Manchester United

Manchester United travel to Norwich this afternoon looking to improve further on five back to back wins in all competitions. United lost 1-0 to Norwich last season following a great goal from Anthony Pilkington. Norwich are currently three points above the relegation zone and were subjected to a disappointing defeat to Fulham on Boxing Day after a late Scott Parker winner.

David Moyes travels today without the suspended Antonio Valencia, who received his marching orders late in the 3-2 victory over Hull City and Rafael who pick up a groin injury in the same match. Michael Carrick, could return to the starting lineup for the first time since the 1-0 win over Arsenal back in November.

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Manchester United vs. Norwich: view from the oppo

Posted on October 28, 2013  by Stretford-end  in League Cup, Man United, Match Previews, Norwich City   No Comments »
Shinji Kagawa, Manchester United v Norwich
Shinji Kagawa scores a hattrick against Norwich for Manchester United in the fixture last March.

Norwich City have are unbeaten in the League Cup against Manchester United. Ok, the two clubs may have only met three times, a two legged semi final in 1975 (which ended as 2-2 at Old Trafford and 1-0 to Norwich at Carrow Road) and a 4-1 drubbing in the 3rd round away in East Anglia sixteen years before Adnan Januzaj was even born (bet that makes you feel old), but history is on the side of the Canaries. United hammered Norwich 4-0 in March, with a superb hattrick from Shinji Kagawa and an excellent long range effort by Wayne Rooney.

The fixture will surely give David Moyes a chance to rotate his side and give the likes if Zaha, and Hernandez a run out. United travel to struggling Fulham on Saturday afternoon and the Manchester United manager will want to ensure he has a full strength squad, so expect the likes of Rooney, van Persie and Carrick to be rested.

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Manchester United 4-0 Norwich: Kagawa hattrick inspires reds

Posted on March 03, 2013  by Stretford-end  in Man United, Match Reports, Norwich City, Premier League   1 Comment »
Shinji Kagawa scores for Manchester United against Norwich City
Shinji Kagawa scores the first of his hattrick in the 4-0 victory over Norwich City

Manchester United prepared for the visit of Real Madrid with a 4-0 victory over Norwich City, who had beaten United 1-0 earlier in the season. Shinji Kagawa scored a superb hattrick and Wayne Rooney hit a superb strike in to the top corner in the ninetieth minute. The 4-0 victory puts Manchester United fifteen points clear, with Manchester City traveling to Aston Villa on Monday night. The win was the 33rd time United had beaten Norwich in all competitions. Here we discuss the talking points of a one sided game, where a single player stole the show – Shinji Kagawa. We welcome comments from both sets of fans.

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Manchester United vs. Norwich City line up and preview

Posted on March 02, 2013  by nameonthetrophy  in Doron, Man United, Match Previews, Norwich City, Premier League   1 Comment »
Anthony Pilkington heads home for Norwich City v Manchester United
Manchester United lost 1-0 to Norwich City in November with Anthony Pilkington heading in the winner

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Ever since the defeat at Norwich earlier in the season, United’s league form has been exemplary. By contrast, it’s been a mixed back for Norwich who’ve only won once in the league since mid-December, conveniently last weekend. Although comfortably above the relegation zone, they are a couple of defeats away from being sucked into uncomfortable territory. For United, there’s a balancing act to be done with the manager needing to pick a side with Real Madrid midweek in mind. As ever, we welcome comments and opinions from both sets of fans.

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Norwich City 1-0 Man United – perfect tactics beat insipid Reds

Posted on November 18, 2012  by nameonthetrophy  in Doron, Man United, Match Reports, Norwich City, Premier League   12 Comments »

Anthony Pilkington heads past Anders Lindegaard to score for Norwich City

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Man City went top at lunchtime on Saturday as Chelsea lost at West Brom. It meant that United knew they’d have to win at Carrow Road to ensure they ended the weekend as the league leaders. Norwich had famously beaten United at home in 2005 and this season they’d conquered Arsenal – despite what the TV pundits thought, this was never going to be a simple victory for the Reds. We welcome comments from both sets of supporters.

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Norwich City vs. Manchester United preview: lineup & prediction

Posted on November 17, 2012  by Stretford-end  in Man United, Match Previews, Norwich City, Premier League   3 Comments »
Ryan Giggs scores against Norwich City last season
Ryan Giggs scores a late goal against Norwich City for Manchester United last season

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Manchester United travel to Norwich on Saturday evening for the 61st meeting between the two sides. United did the double over Norwich last season, winning 2-0 at Old Trafford and a narrow 2-1 victory at Carrow Road, following a last minute Ryan Giggs goal. The meeting at Carrow road last season was the first in seven years, since United went down 2-0 in April 2005. Here we take a look at the opposition’s view, the potential lineup and of course – a prediction.

We welcome the opinions of both sets of fans in the comments box.

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Talking Points: Norwich City 1 – 2 Manchester United

Posted on February 29, 2012  by nameonthetrophy  in Doron, Man United, Match Reports, Nik, Norwich City, Premier League   No Comments »

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United travelled to Norwich knowing that City had won the day before. Rooney didn’t travel but United were able to call upon Ryan Giggs for the 900th time in his United career. An attacking line up saw a 4-4-2 away from home, a far and welcome cry from the 4-5-1 system that has been seen all too often in the past 18 months.

Here we discuss the talking points of the game and invite Norwich fans to join in the discussion below.

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Things: Evra back to his best, Arsenal boo, Darron Gibson’s role and more…

Posted on January 24, 2012  by nameonthetrophy  in Arsenal, Chelsea, Doron, El Rob, Everton, Fulham, Guest Writer, Man United, Nik, Norwich City, Premier League, Sleepy Nik, Tactics, Things   17 Comments »

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Despite being a website with content about Man United written by Man United fans – we all happen to not only enjoy football in general, but watch a lot of it. Therefore, we’re trying something new – a weekly column looking at a few learnings and observations from the weekend’s football and not necessarily just in England. A new scribe shall be joining us on this column, Trinidad & Tobago’s finest, Rob. We’ll make no attempt to be neutral and we’ll attempt to link back to United where possible but otherwise enjoy our thoughts and ramblings.

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Talking Points: Manchester United 2-0 Norwich City

Posted on October 02, 2011  by nameonthetrophy  in Doron, Man United, Match Reports, Norwich City, Premier League   8 Comments »

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United set a new club record with a 19th straight home league win albeit in far from convincing fashion. Norwich had the best chances of the game and it took two late goals from Anderson and Danny Welbeck to ensure United head into the international break at the top of the table. For a change no fresh injuries were picked up and a Premier League debut was given to Anders Lindegaard in goal. Here we discuss some of the key talking points from the game and welcome discussion from both United and Norwich fans.

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