Cardiff City v Manchester United, 22 December 2018

Score5-1 to Manchester United
RefereeMichael Oliver
CompetitionPremier League
VenueCardiff City Stadium
Attendance33,028
Kick-off: 5.30pm This was Manchester United's biggest win against Cardiff City since a 6-1 victory at Ninian Park in League Division One on 14 November 1953 when their scorers were Jack Rowley, Johnny Berry, Jackie Blanchflower, Tommy Taylor and Dennis Viollet (2). Cardiff City remained without a win against Manchester United since November 1960. Premier League Head to Head Played: 3 Cardiff City won: 0 Drawn: 1 Manchester United won: 2 Cardiff City scored: 3 Manchester United scored: 9

1 Cardiff City

Manager: Neil Warnock

5 Manchester United

Manager: Ole Gunnar Solskjær

Goals:

Víctor Camarasa penalty 38 P

Goals:

Marcus Rashford 3 G
Ander Herrera 29 G
Anthony Martial 41 G
Jesse Lingard penalty 57 P
Jesse Lingard 90 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Neil Etheridge
Defender Sol Bamba
Defender/Centre back Sean Morrison
Defender/Midfielder Greg Cunningham
Defender/Midfielder Callum Paterson
Midfielder Harry Arter
Midfielder Víctor Camarasa
Midfielder Aron Gunnarsson
Midfielder/Forward Junior Hoilett
Forward Josh Murphy

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper David De Gea
Defender Victor Lindelöf
Defender Luke Shaw
Defender/Midfielder Phil Jones
Defender/Midfielder/Forward Ashley Young
Midfielder Ander Herrera
Midfielder Nemanja Matić
Midfielder Paul Pogba
Midfielder/Forward Jesse Lingard
Midfielder/Forward Marcus Rashford
Forward Anthony Martial

Substitutions:

Kenneth Zohore for Harry Arter 61
Kadeem Harris for Junior Hoilett 74
Joe Ralls for Aron Gunnarsson 83

Substitutions:

Fred for Marcus Rashford 79
Andreas Pereira for Anthony Martial 87
Marouane Fellaini for Nemanja Matić 87

Cards:

Aron Gunnarsson 58 Y
Greg Cunningham 79 Y

Cards:

Luke Shaw 35 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Alex Smithies
Defender/Midfielder Lee Peltier
Midfielder Kadeem Harris
Midfielder Joe Ralls
Midfielder/Forward Bobby Decordova-Reid
Midfielder/Forward Nathaniel Mendez-Laing
Forward Kenneth Zohore

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Sergio Romero
Defender Eric Bailly
Defender Diogo Dalot
Midfielder Andreas Pereira
Midfielder Marouane Fellaini
Midfielder Fred
Midfielder Juan Mata

Comments:

League position: 17th This was the second time that Cardiff City had conceded five or more goals in a home game in this Premier League season (also 0-5 versus Manchester City on 22 September 2018). The Bluebirds had now lost all of their last 14 games in the Premier League against big six opponents (conceded 45 goals). They failed in their attempt to keep consecutive clean sheets in home games in the top division for the first time since April 1957. This was manager Neil Warnock's 50th defeat in the Premier League (played 92).

Comments:

League position: 6th Following the sacking of manager José Mourinho, this was Ole Gunnar Solskjær's first game in caretaker charge. This was the first time that Manchester United had scored five or more goals in a game in the Premier League since the final game of Sir Alex Ferguson's reign (a 5-5 draw at West Bromwich Albion on 19 May 2013). Anthony Martial scored on his 100th appearance for United in the Premier League. It was the 500th goal scored in this Premier League season. The Red Devils had now won two of their last seven games in the Premier League (lost two).