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The FA Community Shield

Manchester United v Wigan Athletic
Wembley Stadium

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United: De Gea, Rafael (Smalling 16), Vidic, Jones, Evra, Giggs (Anderson 67), Carrick, Cleverley, Zaha (Valencia 60), Van Persie (Januzaj 83), Welbeck (Kagawa 83). Subs not used: Lindegaard, Evans.

Wigan: Carson, Boyce, Barnett, Perch, Crainey, Watson (Espinoza 71), McArthur (McCann 60), McCarthy (Dicko 85), McClean (McManaman 61), Holt (Fortune 60), Maloney (Gomez 71). Subs not used: Nicholls, Espinoza.

11/08/2013 11:23, Report by Mark Froggatt
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Re-live Wembley win

edge of the area to hit a deflected shot off James Perch and into the back of the net. United 2 Wigan 0.

15:12 In the interests of journalistic enquiry I sampled the pies provided in the Wembley press box by way of half-time refreshment. Chicken balti, I can report. Quite tasty. Let's hope this second half has plenty of spice. (BA)

15:07 James McArthur has been yellow carded for a cynical kick on Danny Welbeck, who is thankfully not injured as a result. (MF) 

15:02 As is often the case at the new Wembley, the corporate seats are completely empty - the attendees are clearly too busy enjoying their free food and drink to care about the football. (MF)

15:00 The teams have re-emerged from the tunnel and the match is back under way. Neither manager has made changes. (MF)

Half-time: Manchester United 1 Wigan Athletic 0

14:46 Well, that's it for the first half. Mark Clattenburg has blown his whistle and the teams are retreating to the changing rooms. It's been a relatively low key opener with chances few and far between, but as we all know, it's the score that matters most. (MF)

14:44 There was a bit of handbags just then as Grant Holt tried to intimidate Nemanja Vidic while the two jostled for positions inside the Reds area. Intimidate Vida, are you sure Grant? Amusingly, Mark Clattenburg was quick to step in as the United fans launch into Vidic's song. (BA)

14:36 By the way, I've added a selection of photos to our live match gallery, which can be accessed by clicking on the main image. You should check them out, the ones of Van Persie celebrating his goal are ace. (MF)

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