REPORTS & PREVIEWS

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

14:24 The tempo of the game has slowed somewhat in recent minutes, perhaps due to the intense sunlight that is shining across half of the pitch. To their credit, Wigan have done well to regroup in light of RvP's opener. (MF)

14:16 Unfortunately, Rafael has been forced off with a lower leg injury. Chris Smalling has replaced him, playing a centre-back with Phil Jones moving to right-back. (MF)

14:15 Wilfried Zaha has made a bright start to proceedings, regularly taking possession on the right flank and cutting inside with eyes for goal. Quite brilliantly, this is also his second successive competitive club game at Wembley, having played in the Championship Play-Off final for Crystal Palace last May. (MF)

14:09 The Dutch maestro celebrated his goal with great passion, punching the air in front of the United fans before returning to the halfway line. Of course, this is first match at Wembley as a Red and as we all know, his desire to win trophies is unprecedented. (MF)

14:06 GOAL! Robin van Persie, with virtually his first touch of the game, rises to head Patrice Evra's deflected cross past Scott Carson and put the Reds in front. It's a perfect start to the David Moyes era. United 1 Wigan 0. (MF)

14:00 The match is now underway. Wigan have set the ball rolling and immediately lose possession to the Reds, who look keen to impress in the opening exchanges. (MF)

Kick-off

13:57 Led by managers David Moyes and Owen Coyle, the teams have both left the tunnel and taken part in a short presentation ceremony, which involved Reds legend Denis Law. The big kick off is just moments away. (MF)

13:50 So, with kick-off fast approaching, it’s time that we stuck out necks on the line with a prediction or two. Personally, I think we’ll quite comfortably win 3-0 while my colleague Nick Coppack is going for a 3-2 victory, but with Wigan scoring first. (MF)

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