Apr 26, 2014 at 5.30pm UK at ​Old Trafford
Man UtdManchester United
NorwichNorwich City
Rooney (41' pen., 48'), Mata (63', 73')
Evra (65')
FT(HT: 1-0)

Howson (29')

Half-Time Report: Wayne Rooney slots Manchester United in front against Norwich City

Wayne Rooney scores a penalty to give Manchester United a 1-0 half-time lead against Norwich City in the Premier League.

A frustrating half for Manchester United's interim manager Ryan Giggs ended well thanks to Wayne Rooney's penalty which sees the Red Devils lead Norwich City 1-0 in the Premier League.

Manchester United manager Ryan Giggs walks to the dugout prior to kick-off against Norwich in the Premier League match on April 26, 2014© Getty Images

Early on it was United on the front foot, but they couldn't really create an opening as Norwich actually found the net.

Unfortunately for the Canaries, Jonny Howson's close-range finish was ruled out as Ricky van Wolfswinkel had pushed Phil Jones at the back post to head across to his teammate.

United's first effort on goal came in the 13th minute when Danny Welbeck collected the ball at the back post and lashed a shot to the near post, where his England teammate John Ruddy palmed it away.

It took until the 39th minute for their next good effort when Antonio Valencia's low shot was saved by Ruddy.

A minute later United had their chance to go in front when a cross escaped three Norwich defenders to reach Welbeck at the back post and he was tripped up by Steven Whittaker.

Rooney stepped up and sent Ruddy the wrong way.

Manchester United's Spanish midfielder Juan Mata controls the ball during the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and Cardiff City at Old Trafford in Manchester, northwest England, on January 28, 2014
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