Michael Carrick was presented with a great first half opportunity to level the score against Wigan tonight, but saw his attempt go just over the bar when under pressure from the defender.

He more than made up for it with an 86th minute winner, after assisting the equalising goal, scored by Carlos Tevez.

Carrick looked pretty damn chuffed with himself as he raced towards our travelling support to celebrate and after the game talked of the great feelings scoring important goals brings about.

“It was worth the wait,” said Carrick. “To score goals as important as that is a great feeling – I had to make up for the miss in the first half, it’s a great feeling. Wigan came at us and caused a few problems. It’s not the first time we have come from behind – we did it the hard way.”

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