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2006 Football League Cup Final

The 2006 Football League Cup Final was played between Manchester United and Wigan Athletic on 26 February 2006. Manchester United won the match comfortably, by four goals to nil. Louis Saha and Cristiano Ronaldo both scored one goal, and Wayne Rooney scored twice. For the trophy presentation, the Manchester United players wore special shirts reading "For You Smudge", referring to Alan Smith, who had broken his left leg during a recent FA Cup match against Liverpool.[3] Wigan goalkeeper Mike Pollitt picked up a hamstring injury after just 14 minutes, cutting short a dream cup final for the journeyman player, who started his career with the Red Devils.

2006 Football League Cup Final
CarlingCup2006.jpg
Event2005–06 Football League Cup
Date26 February 2006
VenueMillennium Stadium, Cardiff
Man of the MatchWayne Rooney (Manchester United)[1]
RefereeAlan Wiley (Staffordshire)
Attendance66,866
WeatherMostly cloudy
6 °C (43 °F)[2]
2005
2007

Road to CardiffEdit

Match detailsEdit

Manchester United4–0Wigan Athletic
Rooney   33'61'
Saha   55'
Ronaldo   59'
Report
Attendance: 66,866
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Manchester United
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wigan Athletic
GK 19   Edwin van der Sar
RB 2   Gary Neville (c)
CB 6   Wes Brown   83'
CB 5   Rio Ferdinand
LB 27   Mikaël Silvestre   83'
RM 7   Cristiano Ronaldo   60'   73'
CM 22   John O'Shea
CM 11   Ryan Giggs
LM 13   Park Ji-Sung
SS 8   Wayne Rooney
CF 9   Louis Saha
Substitutes:
GK 1   Tim Howard
DF 3   Patrice Evra   83'
DF 15   Nemanja Vidić   83'
MF 23   Kieran Richardson   73'
FW 10   Ruud van Nistelrooy
Manager:
  Sir Alex Ferguson
 
GK 12   Mike Pollitt   14'
RB 2   Pascal Chimbonda
CB 16   Arjan de Zeeuw (c)   45'
CB 6   Stéphane Henchoz   62'
LB 26   Leighton Baines
RM 21   Jimmy Bullard
CM 11   Graham Kavanagh   72'
CM 19   Paul Scharner
LM 20   Gary Teale
CF 7   Henri Camara
CF 30   Jason Roberts
Substitutes:
GK 1   John Filan   14'
DF 4   Matt Jackson
MF 8   Andreas Johansson
MF 23   Reto Ziegler   72'
FW 10   Lee McCulloch   62'
Manager:
  Paul Jewell

Match officials

Man of the match

Match rules

  • 90 minutes.
  • 30 minutes of extra-time if necessary.
  • Penalty shootout if scores still level.
  • Five named substitutes.
  • Maximum of three substitutions.

StatisticsEdit

United Wigan
Total shots 14 16
Shots on target 9 7
Ball possession 46% 54%
Corner kicks 1 5
Fouls committed 11 13
Offsides 3 2
Yellow cards 1 1
Red cards 0 0

Source: ESPN[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Alan Hardaker Trophy Winners". The Football League. 26 February 2012. Archived from the original on 21 April 2012. Retrieved 8 May 2012.
  2. ^ "Weather History for Cardiff-Wales, United Kingdom - Weather Underground". wunderground.com. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  3. ^ "Carling Cup final clockwatch". BBC. 26 February 2006. Retrieved 16 August 2014.
  4. ^ a b Clubs in the Premier League receive a bye to the second and clubs in European competitions received a bye to the third round
  5. ^ "Manchester United; Carling Cup Winners 2006". ESPNsoccernet. ESPN Inc. 26 February 2006. Retrieved 6 May 2012.

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