Register Login Scores

International

Man United Edge Sociedad

Manchester United were not punished for their wastefulness by a plucky Real Sociedad as they claimed a 1-0 win in their UEFA Champions League clash on Wednesday night.

United got off to the perfect start as Rooney did brilliantly to beat a number of defenders before his strike hit the post but Inigo Martínez knocked the rebound into his own goal.

United were without Robin van Persie for the encounter but Shinji Kagawa was given a chance by David Moyes and his combination play at times with the brilliant Rooney and age-defying Ryan Giggs created a number of chance for the hosts.

Sociedad, on their part, also created some decent openings and had the home fans on the edge of their seats up until the final whistle.

Claudio Bravo did well to keep out a strike from Rooney in the 11th minute while Javier Hernandez had a goal ruled out correctly for offside after a lovely one-two between Rooney and Giggs.

The Spanish side showed their potential at the other end with a ferocious deflected strike from Haris Seferovic bringing a smart stop out of David De Gea.

The visitors went even closer in the 38th minute through a free-kick from Antoine Griezmann which clattered into the angle.

Carlos Vela was within inches of connecting with a cross into the middle two minutes after the break before Jonny Evans almost put the ball into his own goal after a nervous start to the second period from United.

They settled soon after though and went on to waste numerous chances with Phil Jones heading straight at the goalkeeper when he seemed set to score while Antonio Valencia hit the post and Kagawa couldn't sink the rebound.

Alberto de la Bella had hit the crossbar with a cracking strike in the 56th minute while Kagawa should have fired home from near the penalty spot after running onto a pass from Valencia.

Rooney saw a late penalty appeal waved away while Bravo had to be alert to slide out a deny Ashley Young a late tap in as United's early strike proved to be enough.

Check: The Latest Champions League Results

Read: Must Read: Fergie's Scathing Book

Follow us on Twitter: @Soccer_Laduma

Madrid Held At Sociedad

Ronaldo Treble Crushes Sociedad

Man United Edge Sociedad

35 comments

Top 5

In Numbers: Dolly’s Chiefs Masterclass

39 Oct 18, 2021 08:25 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Pictures: How Messi Celebrated First PSG Goal

6 Sep 29, 2021 08:28 AM in UEFA Champions League

Patient Kwanda Comments On 'Tough' Bucs Debut

4 Oct 18, 2021 12:41 PM in Orlando Pirates

Players Clubs Can Still Sign For Free

1 Oct 01, 2021 10:28 AM in International

Rulani Slams Bafana: There’s No Data!

47 Oct 18, 2021 02:25 PM in Mamelodi Sundowns

13 New Players Appear On Newcastle's Shortlist

4 Oct 14, 2021 12:28 PM in English Premier League

Shuffle, Junior, Shabba – The Amakhosi Legends Car Collection

9 Oct 15, 2021 01:13 PM in Stars & Their Cars

Mabizela Plans For New Football Challenge?

13 Oct 17, 2021 12:03 PM in PSL

Zidane Makes Newcastle Decision?

1 Oct 15, 2021 04:43 PM in English Premier League

The Cost Of Not Hosting 'The Big Three'

28 Oct 18, 2021 04:12 PM in PSL

BREAKING! All The Ballon d'Or Nominees Revealed

5 Oct 08, 2021 06:33 PM in Ballon d’Or

Dolly’s Chiefs Transformation Explained

16 Oct 18, 2021 10:56 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

12 Players Who Went Bankrupt

25 Dec 07, 2020 12:34 PM in World News

Pitso Breaks Silence Following R54m Contract Agreement

13 Oct 18, 2021 04:04 PM in Players Abroad