Van Persie fit to start: Manchester United v Norwich City Live

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MANCHESTER (Sporting Alert) — Robin van Persie is fit to start for Manchester United in today’s Barclays Premier League clash with Norwich City at Old Trafford.

Live Score Updates and Blogging 

10:57 am

FULL-TIME: Sunderland2-2Fulham;Swansea1-0Newcastle;Everton3-1Reading;Chelsea1-0West Brom;Southampton1-2QPR;Man Utd 4-0Norwich

10:55 am

FULL-TIME – Man Utd 4-0 Norwich

10:54 am

STOPPAGE-TIME: Manchester United has this one in the bag and just playing keep ball now 

10:50 am

GOAL! – Manchester United 4-0 Norwich –Wayne Rooney (90 mins)

10:49 am

So Shinji Kagawa completes his hattrick. Becomes the second Man United player with Van Persie to score a hattrick this season

10:48 am

GOAL! – Manchester United 3-0 Norwich – Shinji Kagawa (89 mins)

10:47 am

Some of the fans are already leaving Old Trafford with Man United still leading 2-0 (87 mins)

10:44 am

LATEST SCORE: Southampton 1 – 2 QPR, BIG goal from Jay Bothroyd (77 mins)

10:41 am

LA LIGA UPDATE: Real Madrid 2-1 Barcelona (Sergio Ramos 82 mins)

10:38 am

GOAL! Manchester United 2-0 Norwich (Kagawa 76 mins)

10:35 am

Oh my. Two touches for Cleverley. Two misplaced passes

10:35 am

Anderson has not been involved at all  for United in midfield and he’s replaced by Tom Cleverley (74 mins)

10:32 am

Game coming to life again. United still looking for that second goal. Ferguson certainly not happy with the way his team is playing at the moment (72 min)

10:27 am

Van Persie is off and Welbeck replaces him, with the one eye on the Real Madrid game.

10:26 am

Chance! Rooney with a chance for Man United, but the forward slashed his attempt wide, with van Persie and Kagawa hoping for a pass (65 mins)

10:21 am

Manchester United are able to fall into a comfort zone just yet as Norwich starting to press up the field more now in the second half (60 mins)

10:20 am

Back-to-back corner for Norwich as they look for the equaliser

10:19 am

Kei Kamara is doing his warmup for Norwich and is expected to see action soon here (58 min)

10:14 am

Great ball from Kagawa for Rooney who raced inside the box, but goalkeeper Bunn was excellent in taking the ball off his feet (53 mins)

10:12 am

Chance! Norwich with a chance for the equaliser, but Vidic comes across to clear the cross ahead of Snodgrass (50 mins)

10:10 am

Anderson has not been involved in this game since the opening 45 and you could see United making a change soon with Cleverley expecting to replace him

10:05 am

Teams are back on the pitch and the second is set to get underway.

9:56 am

HALF-TIME – Stoke 0-1 West Ham;Sunderland 1-2 Fulham;Chelsea 1-0 West Brom;Man Utd 1-0 Norwich;Everton 1-0 Reading;Swansea 0-0 Newcastle;

9:51 am

HALF-TIME: Man Utd 1-0 Norwich

9:50 am

Ferguson is already heading to the locker room, but the action is still going on on the field

9:49 am

GOAL: Manchester United 1-0 Norwich (Shinji Kagawa 45+1 mins)

9:47 am

Norwich deals with it though with the entire 11 men inside their area.

9:46 am

Corner to Man United on the stroke of 45 mins

9:44 am

UPDATE: Manchester United 0-0 Norwich (43 mins)

9:39 am

LATEST SCORES: Sunderland 1 -2 Fulham: Sascha Riether (34 mins)

9:36 am

Shot from van Persie but it is high and wide and not like the United striker – (36 mins)

9:35 am

Manchester United are now beginning to come into the game as they push for the opening goal

9:32 am

UPDATE: Man United 0-0 Norwich (30 mins)

9:31 am

Demba Ba has scored for Chelsea in the 28th min. 1-0 lead over West Brom

9:29 am

Norwich continues to hold their own against Man United, keeping lots of the ball, but the builds aren’t consistent enough (29 mins)

9:20 am

LA LIGA: Real Madrid 1-1 Barcelona: Leo Messi has equalised for Barcelona (18 mins)

9:19 am

LATEST SCORES: Loic Remy has scored for QPR against Southampton, while Berbatov has netted a penalty for Fulham at Sunderland

9:17 am

DELAY: Norwich keeper down after colliding with van Persie.

9:16 am

Chance! Nice free-kick by van Persie, Vidic’s header feel free, but there was no Man United play around to capitalized on the loose ball (14 mins)

9:13 am

Van Persie is showing no signs of the hip injury as his moves continues to keep the Norwich defence on its toes

9:11 am

Still 0-0 at Old Trafford with the leaders yet to find a footing on the game – (10 mins)

9:09 am

For those interested, Real Madrid, Man United’s next opponents have taken the lead against Barcelona. Karim Benzema (6 mins)

9:08 am

Van Persie tried to slipped Rooney through, but too close to the goal keeper

9:05 am

Vidic and Evra going at each other after that play. No easy start for Man United

9:04 am

Norwich on the early attack nice ball inside the box, but the two unmarked players were unable to latched until the cross

9:01 am

Action in Manchester United-Norwich game is underway and the leaders are looking to pile the pressure on Man City

The Dutch striker was doubtful for the contest after he picked up an injury to his hip during United’s 2-0 win over QPR in the last outing, but he’s passed fit to start.

However, Ryan Giggs is not included at all today and will have to wait for his 1,000th appearance against Real Madrid.

Wayne Rooney, will partner van Persie in the attack, with Javier Hernandez and Danny Welbeck both on the bench.

As expected, there was no Phil Jones, who is still out injured, while Rio Ferdinand is being rested as well.

Michael Carrick, Anderson start in midfield behind  Shinji Kagawa, while Nani and Ashley Young are both on the bench.

Norwich City, in the meantime, will be looking to complete the league double over United after beating the leaders when they met in the first meeting.

Manchester United v Norwich City

Manchester United team: De Gea, Smalling, Vidic, Evans, Evra, Valencia, Carrick, Anderson, Kagawa, Rooney, Van Persie.
Manchester United Subs: Lindegaard, Rafael, Hernandez, Nani, Young, Welbeck, Cleverley.

Norwich team: Bunn, R.Martin, Johnson, Bassong, Turner, Snodgrass, Howson, Holt, Pilkington, Hoolahan, Garrido.
Norwich Subs: Camp, Whittaker, Fox, Kamara, E.Bennett, Becchio, R.Bennett.

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