Wolves   2

Elokobi (10), Doyle (39)

Man United   1

Nani (3)

5 FEBRUARY 2011, MOLINEUX ATTENDANCE 28,811

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Wolves
1Hennessey
23Zubar
16Berra
5Stearman
3Elokobigoal
24O'Harayellow cardsub32
8Henryyellow card
20Milijassub9
19Hammillsub11
7Jarvis
29Doylegoal
Subs:
1Hahnemann
4Edwards
9Ebanks-Blakesub20
26Fletcher
11Wardsub19
6Craddock
32Foleysub24
Man United
1Van der Sar
2Rafael
15Vidic
6Evanssub12
3Evra
17Nanigoal
24Fletcher
16Carricksub18
11Giggs
10Rooneyyellow card
9Berbatovsub14
Subs:
12Smallingsub6
29Kuszczak
7Owen
22O'Shea
8Anderson
14Hernandezsub9
18Scholessub16yellow card

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05/02/2011 18:30, Report by Steve Bartram
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Wolves 2 United 1

United's long unbeaten Premier League run was halted in unexpected circumstances, as relegation-threatened Wolves came from behind to win at Molineux.

Nani gave the Reds a dream start, firing home the opening goal inside three minutes, but by the interval the hosts had made their set-piece prowess tell, as headers from George Elokobi and Kevin Doyle turned the scoreline on its head.

A disjointed display from the Reds rarely looked like yielding an equaliser, as Mick McCarthy's dogged side defended stoutly, tore into challenges and ran the clock down as if their very survival hinged on it.

United's pre-match preparations were dealt an untimely blow when Rio Ferdinand suffered an injury in the warm-up. His place was taken by named substitute Jonny Evans, while Chris Smalling took his berth on the bench.

Nevertheless, the Reds might have taken to the field with an added spring in their step, after learning of Arsenal's dramatic collapse at Newcastle. By the same token, Wigan's win over Blackburn further entrenched Wolves in the relegation mire.

Perhaps mindful of their plight, the hosts went at United from the off, and heavy pressure culminated in Nenad Milijas blasting over Edwin van der Sar's bar inside the first minute. On a day in which the Premier League was saturated with goals, it was perhaps unsurprising that the deadlock was soon broken.

Darren Fletcher fed Nani with a raking pass, and the Portuguese winger teased Elokobi on the right-hand side of the area, feinting to cross before

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