Norwich City   1

Pilkington (60)

Man United   0

17 November 2012 Carrow Road | Attendance: 26,840

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Norwich City
1Ruddy
18Garrido
6Turner
5Bassong
16Whittaker
12Pilkingtongoal
4Johnson
27Tettey
7Snodgrasssub17
14Hoolahansub24
9Holtsub5
Subs:
24Howsonsub14
10Jackson
5Morisonsub9
17Bennettsub7
23Tierney
29Bunn
24Bennett
Man United
13Lindegaard
2Rafaelyellow card
12Smalling
5Ferdinandsub8
3Evra
7Valenciasub22
16Carrick
11Giggs
18Young
20van Persie
14Hernandezsub19
Subs:
50Johnstone
4Jones
8Andersonsub5
24Fletcher
23Cleverley
22Scholessub7
19Welbecksub14

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17/11/2012 19:24, Report by Steve Bartram
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Norwich City 1 United 0

The goal prompted Sir Alex Ferguson to introduce Paul Scholes and Danny Welbeck in place of Chicharito and Valencia, and Welbeck came close to levelling when his header drifted just past Ruddy's upright.

United's general play improved under the dawning realisation of the situation's gravity, but Norwich's resolve redoubled with every passing moment. Two yellow and green-clad banks of bodies steadfastly protected Ruddy, crucially keeping calm and sticking to their task under the mounting pressure.

Norwich passed up a glorious chance to double the margin of victory when Jonny Howson dragged a glaring chance wide, and were indebted to Ruddy's injury-time heroics as he tipped over Sebastien Bassong's errant header, then clutched substitute Anderson's low effort under heavy pressure from Scholes.

Having produced up an inordinate number of rousing late comebacks already this season, United finally returned to the well to find it empty.

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