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November 24, 2013 4:00 PM GMT
Cardiff City Stadium — Cardiff (Caerdydd)
Referee:‬ N. Swarbrick‎
Attendance:‬ 28016‎
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Cardiff City 2-2 Manchester United

David Moyes' team climbed to sixth place in the league table but Kim's late, headed equaliser stopped them taking all three points at the Cardiff City Stadium

By Wayne Veysey at Cardiff City Stadium

  • David Marshall
    32
    3
    3.50

    David Marshall

    Made excellent reflex saves from Fellaini and Smalling headers early in the second half, and did not put Rooney off from inspiring a winner in the dying seconds.

  • Andrew Taylor
    18
    4
    3.00

    Andrew Taylor

    Kept Valencia quiet and was comfortable moving forwards with the ball.

  • Steven Caulker
    27
    4
    3.50

    Steven Caulker

    Marshalled the defence extremely well in open play but did not always do enough to stop the runner during United's dangerous corners.

  • Ben Turner
    18
    7
    3.00

    Ben Turner

    Oddly, the giant centre-back looked more comfortable on the deck than in the air. A big threat in the opposition penalty box at set pieces.

  • Kevin Theophile Catherine
    21
    6
    3.50

    Kevin Theophile Catherine

    Tracked Januzaj and, later, Welbeck in close check as he defended with great concentration.

  • Peter Whittingham
    20
    5
    3.50

    Peter Whittingham

    Some of his corners were a bit floaty but made up for it with his smooth passing and a brilliant delivery on to Kim's head for the late equaliser.

  • Gary Medel
    26
    7
    3.00

    Gary Medel

    The fans' favourite was heavily involved in the first three goals. His incisive pass started the move for Cardiff's equaliser but Rooney's shot deflected off him for the opener and he failed to track Evra's run for United's second.

  • Jordon Mutch
    23
    4
    3.50

    Jordon Mutch

    Booted into the air by Rooney after eight minutes but got his own back with a quite brilliant curled pass to put Campbell through for the equaliser.

  • Don Cowie
    14
    6
    3.00

    Don Cowie

    Provided energy and endeavour on the right flank.

  • Fraizer Campbell
    52
    5
    4.00

    Fraizer Campbell Top of the Match

    Made former team-mates Ferdinand and Evans look pedestrian with his pace and movement. Took his first-time goal quite brilliantly after out-running Evans and wriggled between the centre-back pair after 54 minutes only to chip his shot on to the bar.

  • Peter Odemwingie
    23
    12
    3.00

    Peter Odemwingie

    His pace and mobility caused Smalling some problems but was sacrificed after 64 minutes to make way for Noon.

Substitutions

  • Bo-Kyung Kim
    62
    10
    3.50

    Bo-Kyung Kim

    Sent the home fans wild with his added-time equalising goal when he stole in between Ferdinand and Evans.

  • Craig Noone
    15
    4
    3.00

    Craig Noone

    Caused United problems with his energy.

  • Andreas Cornelius
    20
    4

    Andreas Cornelius

    Could have won the game in the last minute when sent through on goal.

  • David de Gea
    45
    35
    3.00

    David de Gea

    Commanded his penalty box well enough

  • Patrice Evra
    48
    48
    3.50

    Patrice Evra

    The stand-in skipper led from the front with an authoritative display. Made a string of left-flank raids and added to his catalogue of crucial headed goals with the winner.

  • Rio Ferdinand
    9
    111
    2.00

    Rio Ferdinand Flop of the Match

    At times, most notably against Campbell, looked every day of his 35 years. Failed to stop Kim nipping in front of him for the injury-time equaliser.

  • Jonny Evans
    17
    70
    2.50

    Jonny Evans

    Comfortable in the air but struggled against Campbell's pace. Out-sprinted by the striker for Cardiff's goal.

  • Chris Smalling
    18
    66
    3.00

    Chris Smalling

    Gave away some unnecessary fouls and offered little going forward. Once again, did not totally convince at right-back. Had two good second-half scoring chances.

  • Tom Cleverley
    15
    101
    3.00

    Tom Cleverley

    His passing was a little off and he was booked for a late, high tackle but his energy and commitment were impressive.

  • Antonio Valencia
    40
    46
    3.00

    Antonio Valencia

    Got stuck in but was not as effective on the counterattack as he usually is in home matches.

  • Marouane Fellaini
    60
    82
    3.50

    Marouane Fellaini

    One of his best games in a United shirt. Robust and strong in the air and kept it simple in possession. Had a second-half header brilliantly saved by Marshall.

  • Adnan Januzaj
    39
    67
    3.00

    Adnan Januzaj

    Not heavily involved but showed further evidence of his velvet touch and technique. Replaced by Welbeck after 66 minutes.

  • Wayne Rooney
    90
    41
    4.00

    Wayne Rooney

    His excellence was overshadowed by his recklessness on a day when he scored one and created another but he should have been sent off in the eighth minute for lashing out at Mutch. The No10's opener was slightly fortuitous but there was no doubting the consistent quality of his set-piece delivery.

  • Javier Hernández
    28
    67
    2.50

    Javier Hernández

    Struggled to hold the ball up and no genuine chances fell his way.

Substitutions

  • Ryan Giggs
    36
    51
    3.00

    Ryan Giggs

    Slotted into the no10 role, with Rooney pushed further forward, after replacing Hernandez.

  • Danny Welbeck
    13
    85
    3.00

    Danny Welbeck

    Made his comeback on the left flank but wasted a great chance to make the game safe after 81 minutes, when he was sent through on goal and sidefooted over the bar.

Results
 
Player Ratings
Tournament
Position
Ranking
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Luis Suárez Luis Suárez
Striker
Liverpool
30 0
Daniel Sturridge Daniel Sturridge
Striker
Liverpool
20 0
Yaya Touré Yaya Touré
Midfielder
Manchester City
18 6
Sergio Agüero Sergio Agüero
Striker
Manchester City
16 0
Wayne Rooney Wayne Rooney
Striker
Manchester United
15 2