Norwich City 0-1 Manchester United: Super-sub Welbeck makes Canaries pay for error

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Manchester United beat Norwich City 1-0 at Carrow Road today.

Manchester United secured a vital three points away to Norwich City today, but Canaries boss Chris Hughton will be left to rue a costly mistake.

United were kept at bay for the majority of the first half, prompting David Moyes to make a change at half-time, bringing on Danny Welbeck in place of Ryan Giggs.

The change paid almost instant dividends, with Welbeck taking advantage of a poor clearance that richocheted off Javier Hernandez and into the path of the England forward.  He then had the simplest of tasks of rounding John Ruddy and shooting into an empty net.

Norwich had chances prior to the breakthrough, with Russell Martin and Gary Hooper both forcing David de Gea into a save.  But United dominated the second period and have now safely navigated consecutive away matches.

The result sees Moyes' side climb up to sixth, while Norwich are 14th.

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