Manchester United v Norwich City, 19 December 2015

Score2-1 to Norwich City
RefereeMichael Oliver
CompetitionPremier League
VenueOld Trafford
Attendance75,320
Prior to this result, Manchester United had won 19 of the 28 league games against Norwich City at Old Trafford (lost three). This was the first win in the league for the Canaries at Old Trafford since a 2-0 win on 30 August 1989. Kick-off: 3.00pm

Goals:

Anthony Martial 66 G

Goals:

Cameron Jerome 38 G
Alex Tettey 54 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper David De Gea
Defender Chris Smalling
Defender/Midfielder Daley Blind
Defender/Midfielder Phil Jones
Defender/Midfielder/Forward Ashley Young
Midfielder Michael Carrick
Midfielder Marouane Fellaini
Midfielder Juan Mata
Midfielder/Forward Memphis Depay
Forward Anthony Martial
Forward Wayne Rooney

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Declan Rudd
Defender Ryan Bennett
Defender/Midfielder Robbie Brady
Defender/Midfielder Russell Martin
Defender/Midfielder Martin Olsson
Defender/Midfielder Alex Tettey
Midfielder Wes Hoolahan
Midfielder Gary O'Neil
Midfielder/Forward Nathan Redmond
Forward Cameron Jerome

Substitutions:

Ander Herrera for Marouane Fellaini 60

Substitutions:

Jonny Howson for Wes Hoolahan 66
Dieumerci Mbokani for Cameron Jerome 82
Youssef Mulumbu for Gary O'Neil 82

Cards:

Cards:

Gary O'Neil 27 Y
Robbie Brady 52 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Sergio Romero
Defender Guillermo Varela
Defender/Midfielder Paddy McNair
Defender/Midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin
Midfielder Ander Herrera
Midfielder Andreas Pereira

On the bench:

Goalkeeper John Ruddy
Defender/Midfielder Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe
Defender/Midfielder Steven Whittaker
Midfielder Jonny Howson
Midfielder Youssef Mulumbu
Midfielder/Forward Graeme Dorrans

Comments:

League position: 5th Wayne Rooney made his 500th appearance for Manchester United. He became the tenth player to reach this landmark. Having lost at AFC Bournemouth in their previous game, United played consecutive top division games against newly promoted teams and lost them both for the first time in 69 years. [Infostrada] The last newly promoted team to win a Premier League game at Old Trafford was Bolton Wanderers in October 2001. United had kept six clean sheets in their seven previous Premier League games at Old Trafford. Only 13 goals had been scored at Old Trafford in the Premier League so far in this season (ten for and three against); the fewest in the division. They were now without a win in their last six games in all competitions. It was their worst since run since their treble winning season in 1998.

Comments:

League position: 16th Norwich City had now still only kept one clean sheet so far this season. The Canaries had won only one of their previous nine Premier League games (lost six). City became the first team to score at Old Trafford since 7 November as United's three previous home games had ended in goalless draws. At 34 years and 193 days, Alex Neil became the third youngest manager to win a Premier League game at Old Trafford after Chris Coleman (33 years and 137 days) and Ruud Gullit (34 years and 62 days).