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November 24, 2013 11:00 AM EST
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 equalizer stopped it from taking all three points at the Cardiff City Stadium.

By Wayne Veysey at Cardiff City Stadium

  • David Marshall
    6
    0
    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
    5
    1
    3.00

    Andrew Taylor

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

  • Steven Caulker
    10
    0
    3.50

    Steven Caulker

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

  • Ben Turner
    4
    2
    3.00

    Ben Turner

    Oddly, the giant center 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
    6
    0
    3.50

    Kevin Theophile Catherine

    Tracked Januzaj and, later, Welbeck closely as he defended with great concentration.

  • Peter Whittingham
    6
    0
    3.50

    Peter Whittingham

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

  • Gary Medel
    8
    2
    3.00

    Gary Medel

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

  • Jordon Mutch
    5
    1
    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 equalizer.

  • Don Cowie
    5
    2
    3.00

    Don Cowie

    Provided energy and endeavor on the right flank.

  • Fraizer Campbell
    15
    1
    4.00

    Fraizer Campbell Top of the Match

    Made former teammates Ferdinand and Evans look pedestrian with his pace and movement. Took his first-time goal quite brilliantly after outrunning Evans and wriggled between the center back pair after 54 minutes only to chip his shot onto the bar.

  • Peter Odemwingie
    6
    1
    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
    19
    1
    3.50

    Bo-Kyung Kim

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

  • Craig Noone
    5
    0
    3.00

    Craig Noone

    Caused United problems with his energy.

  • Andreas Cornelius
    4
    1

    Andreas Cornelius

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

  • David de Gea
    12
    6
    3.00

    David de Gea

    Commanded his penalty box well enough.

  • Patrice Evra
    15
    7
    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 catalog of crucial headed goals with the winner.

  • Rio Ferdinand
    5
    18
    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 equalizer.

  • Jonny Evans
    4
    18
    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
    3
    20
    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
    5
    19
    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
    11
    10
    3.00

    Antonio Valencia

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

  • Marouane Fellaini
    11
    15
    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
    11
    12
    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
    23
    6
    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 No. 10's opener was slightly fortuitous, but there was no doubting the consistent quality of his set-piece delivery.

  • Javier Hernández
    12
    13
    2.50

    Javier Hernández

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

Substitutions

  • Ryan Giggs
    12
    13
    3.00

    Ryan Giggs

    Slotted into the No. 10 role, with Rooney pushed further forward, after replacing Hernandez.

  • Danny Welbeck
    4
    21
    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
Man City
18 6
Wayne Rooney Wayne Rooney
Striker
Man United
15 2
Sergio Agüero Sergio Agüero
Striker
Man City
15 0