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september 15, 2012 • 12:43 PM • last update 02:46 PM

Chicharito misses penalty, scores in Man U's 4-0 Wigan win

Chicharito makes amends with a second-half goal after missing a penalty in the first half. Man U won 4-0.
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Veteran midfielder Paul Scholes scored on his 700th appearance for Manchester United and both Alexander Buttner and Nick Powell grabbed debut goals in a 4-0 victory over Wigan in the Premier League on Saturday.

All of United's goals came in the second half, with Scholes' close-range strike in the 52st minute sparking the sluggish hosts into life at Old Trafford.

Mexico striker Javier Hernandez, playing ahead of the rested Robin van Persie, made it 2-0 before Buttner and Powell marked their first games for United with further goals in United's third straight league win.

Hernandez had a penalty saved in the fifth minute by Ali Al-Habsi after strike partner Danny Welbeck fell theatrically under a challenge from the Wigan goalkeeper.

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