Norwich heap more misery on United

Manchester United's struggles continued when they went down 2-1 to Norwich City at Old Trafford on Saturday, a first win in Manchester since 1989 for the Canaries.

  • Manchester United 1-2 Norwich
  • Norwich open the scoring through Jerome Cameron
  • Tettey doubles the lead in the second half
  • Martial pulls a goal back on 66 minutes

Match Summary

United again fail to fire on all cylinders and can't muster a single shot in the first half. Jerome and then Tettey both take advantage of some weak tackling either side of the break. Martial's goal brings the hosts back to life, but despite several chances, they end the match empty handed.

Full Report

Manchester United's struggles continued when they went down 2-1 to Norwich City at Old Trafford on Saturday, a first win in Manchester since 1989 for the Canaries.

United made a decent start and were able to get the ball into the net with 10 minutes played, but Wayne Rooney, back in the team after injury, correctly had his effort ruled out for off-sides.

Rooney then pulled a shot wide before Memphis Depay's curling effort went just over the bar, Norwich's first opportunity coming on 22 minutes when Alex Tettey beat Chris Smalling brilliantly but then shot tamely.

For the most part, there was little goal-mouth action as the Red Devils enjoyed plenty of ball possession, but showed very little bite in attack.

It was though against the run of play that the Canaries took the lead seven minutes before half time when Cameron Jerome rode challenges from Phil Jones and Ashley Young before dinking the ball past David De Gea from 12-yards out.

The second half again saw the Louis van Gaal's side huffing and puffing – having a lot of ball, but failing to create any danger in and around the opposition box.

The visiting side on the other hand were determined to make the most of any chances that came their way and it was 2-0 in the 55th minute when Tettey broke straight through the middle of the field, shaking off two or three weak challenges before poking the ball into the bottom corner of the net.

Rooney was not too far off with an attempted overhead kick on the hour mark before Martial scored for the hosts six minutes later, controlling Young's ball into the box and then showing quick feet to evade a challenge before smashing a left-footed drive into the roof of the net.

The goal brought some life back to Old Trafford, the excitement levels rising as United began to attack with more vigour.

But clear-cut chances remained elusive as the team in yellow and green defended valiantly, while De Gea had to do well to keep out Youssuf Mulumbu's shot in the 84th minute.

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