Carling Cup Win For Manchester United
Would the result in the Carling Cup have ended differently if Vidic had been sent off for bringing down Villa`s Gabriel Agbonlahor in the penalty area in the 5th minute? Probably, but we`ll never know. Vidic escaped even a yellow card despite denying Agbonlahor a clear goalscoring opportunity.
Martin O’Neill wasn`t happy about the none sending off, accusing the referee, Phil Dowd, of costing his team the Carling Cup.
The fact remains the just before half time Michael owen equalised for Manchester United. And after Owen was substituted because of an injury off the bench came Wayne Rooney.
Rooney made it 2-1 for United late in the second half with a well struck header from a wonderful Valencia pass.
United were the better side. Villa weren`t unfortunate, they just weren`t as good as the opposition.