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Rooney penalty sends United through

Published: Wednesday 24 November 2010, 22.51CET
Rangers FC 0-1 Manchester United FC
Wayne Rooney converted a late penalty to send the visitors through and consign Rangers to third place in UEFA Champions League Group C.
by Ryan Taylor
from Ibrox

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Match statistics

RangersMan. United

Goals scored0
1
Attempts on target3
 
8
Attempts off target2
 
8
Corners1
 
13
Offsides3
 
0
Fouls committed8
 
15
Yellow cards3
 
0
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 03/10/2013 16:21 CET

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Published: Wednesday 24 November 2010, 22.51CET

Rooney penalty sends United through

Rangers FC 0-1 Manchester United FC
Wayne Rooney converted a late penalty to send the visitors through and consign Rangers to third place in UEFA Champions League Group C.

Wayne Rooney converted a late penalty to send Manchester United FC through to the last 16 from UEFA Champions League Group C and leave Rangers FC facing UEFA Europa League football in the new year.

Starting his first match for United since 26 September, the England striker sent goalkeeper Allan McGregor the wrong way from the spot in the 87th minute after Steven Naismith's high foot had brought down Fabio in the box. Sir Alex Ferguson's side now need a point at home against fellow qualifiers Valencia CF in two weeks' time to top the section, while Rangers are certain of finishing third ahead of their final opponents Bursaspor and entering the UEFA Europa League round of 32.

The opening stages of the match belonged to United, with some neat interplay testing a well-marshalled Rangers defence. The Scottish champions suffered an early fright when Fabio danced past a Naismith challenge and delivered a dangerous cross into the box, but McGregor was equal to the header from Dimitar Berbatov.

Backed by a vociferous crowd, Rangers eventually settled and were unfortunate not to break the deadlock. A Steven Davis free-kick was knocked on by David Weir, only for Kenny Miller to loft his header just wide of the post. Again, though, the visitors ought to have made their dominance count when Rooney turned a Fabio cross onto the top of the crossbar.

Miller found space minutes before the break, yet just as the Ibrox crowd prepared to celebrate, the striker shot straight at Edwin van der Sar from an acute angle. United came out the stronger in the second half and Rooney sent a curling free-kick a metre wide of McGregor's right post, before Berbatov failed to connect with a precise Ryan Giggs cross.

The enthralling duel showed no sign of abating and clever play between Giggs and Rooney presented Carrick with a gilt-edged chance, which McGregor promptly denied with a stunning stop. Van Der Sar then had to be alert to frustrate Naismith, and the game appeared to be heading for a draw until United won a penalty and Rooney – returning from a groin injury and a spell of rehabilitation in the United States – slotted in his first club goal since a 3-0 victory against West Ham United FC on 28 August.

Last updated: 08/12/13 4.18CET

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Quotes

  • Walter Smith

    Read more"I'm disappointed for the effort that our boys had to put in to get anywhere near a result like that"

  • Sir Alex Ferguson

    Read more"We deserved to win tonight and I think we want to go on and win the group"

Lineups

rangers

Rangers

man. united

Man. United

1
A. McGregorAllan McGregor (GK)
1
Van der SarEdwin van der Sar (GK)
3
WeirDavid Weir (C)
9
BerbatovDimitar Berbatov
Substitution76
4
BroadfootKirk Broadfoot
10
RooneyWayne Rooney
Goal87
6
McCullochLee McCulloch
11
GiggsRyan Giggs (C)
8
DavisSteven Davis
12
SmallingChris Smalling
9
MillerKenny Miller
16
CarrickMichael Carrick
12
FosterRichard Foster
17
NaniNani
Substitution77
14
S. NaismithSteven Naismith
Yellow Card86
18
ScholesPaul Scholes
Substitution67
16
WhittakerSteven Whittaker
Yellow Card90+3
20
FabioFabio
20
WeissVladimír Weiss
Substitution80
22
O'SheaJohn O'Shea
41
HuttonKyle Hutton
Yellow Card83
Substitution88
23
J. EvansJonny Evans

Substitutes

25
N. AlexanderNeil Alexander (GK)
40
AmosBen Amos (GK)
10
FleckJohn Fleck
Substitution80
3
EvraPatrice Evra
19
BeattieJames Beattie
Substitution88
6
BrownWes Brown
34
LoyRory Loy
8
AndersonAnderson
Substitution67
36
PerryRoss Perry
14
HernándezJavier Hernández
Substitution76
39
WyldeGregg Wylde
26
ObertanGabriel Obertan
Substitution77
27
MachedaFederico Macheda

Coach

Walter Smith (SCO) Sir Alex Ferguson (SCO)

Referee

Massimo Busacca (SUI)

Assistant referees

Matthias Arnet (SUI), Manuel Navarro (SUI)

Fourth official

Sascha Kever (SUI)

Additional assistant referees

Claudio Circhetta (SUI), Stephan Studer (SUI)

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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