Full-time - 90'
1 - 0
17:30 +00:00, November 17, 2012
Carrow Road, England
That's it for tonight then but you can join us tomorrow for live commentary of Fulham v Sunderland. See you then.
A superb win for Norwich and well deserved. Pilkington capped off a great performance with the winning goal, while Norwich defended brilliantly and Ruddy was unbeatable in goal. United saw a lot of possession but failed to create many real chances. Not their finest display.
And there goes the final whistle. It's all over...
Superb from Ruddy again. He makes a great save to deny a long-distance effort from Rafael before reacting well to get to the ball first ahead of the incoming Scholes.
Time must be up now surely...
Smalling with a header this time but it fails to trouble the Norwich goal.
Ruddy makes a tremendous save to deny a Bassong header that seemed destined for the back of the net.
Norwich are frustrating United at the moment, keeping the ball by the corner flag.
Rafael is shown the yellow card for dissent. First booking of the game.
Four minutes of injury time to be played...
Elliott Bennett comes on for Snodgrass.
That really should have been game over for United there.
Unbelievable stuff. Norwich break after Carrick has his effort blocked. Pilkington plays in Howson on goal but the sub can only drag his effort well wide.
The keeper again is first to a United delivery.
Ruddy has been a commanding figure in goal for Norwich too. He made that outstanding save in the first half to deny Young remember.
A rare attack in these closing moments for the home side.
Howson with a cross-cum-shot that fizzes across the face of the goal for Norwich.
Young with another ball in from the right but this time Ruddy gets to it.
Norwich have been very well organised at the back today. You have to give them major credit for that.
Young sends in another ball from the right but Welbeck can only head wide.
A similar situation to the Arsenal game at Carrow Road a few weeks ago.
United with all the ball now but really struggling to create.
Anderson comes on for Ferdinand for United.
Morison and Howson come on for Holt and Hoolahan.
Norwich are defending for their lives at the minute.
Whittaker again heads clear a Young delivery.
Holt gets the resulting corner clear at the near post with the half volley.
It's Whittaker this time with a great defensive header to deny Giggs at the far post, following Young's delivery.
Bassong gets his head to a dangerous Giggs delivery.
Young just fails to bring a ball down in the box and Norwich get it clear.
It's all United now, with Norwich putting ten men behind the ball.
Turner made a great last-ditch tackle leading up to that chance. He has had a great game for Norwich tonight.
Welbeck again comes close with his head but this time he fails to get any real power on it and it falls straight to Ruddy.
United come close through Welbeck as he heads Young's cross just wide of the post, via a deflection.
Snodgrass lofts a ball into the United box. Johnson catches the away side's defence sleeping but the angle is too tight to hit the target with his shot.
Rafael brings down Pilkington once again for a free-kick.
Giggs tries to slot in Evra but Turner does well to intercept at a vital moment.
Snodgrass does well to dispossess Evra before beating Scholes but he overhits his touch and the ball runs off for a throw.
First Rafael and then Young fire in efforts at goal but both are blocked and Ruddy claims the ball.
Not a great game from the pair.
And Welbeck is on for Hernandez.
Scholes comes on for Valencia.
Valencia does well to win a corner off Garrido.
Giggs tries to send a delivery into the box but it was tame and Norwich clear it with ease.
Scholes is getting warmed up now. United need his range of passing to unlock the Norwich defence.
The away side have really looked short of ideas in the final third.
Young slips at the wrong moment and United lose possession just as they were starting to create something.
Norwich are still sticking to their game plan, playing the ball around in United's half.
United are going to have to come out and really play now if they want to get back into this game.
Giggs tries to create something for United but he overhits a pass and it runs out for a goal kick.
Pilkington again causing United problems as he does well on the left wing before firing a dangerous ball across the face of goal. The away side survive it.
Pilkington scores against his old side. He really deserves it too as he has been Norwich's best player.
A fantastic goal from Norwich as Garrido sends in a great ball from the left and Pilkington rises highest to head home past Lindergaard. Superb header from the Norwich man.
GOAL FOR NORWICH. PILKINGTON.
Rafael does well as he comes forward and beats a man before firing an effort in at goal, however it is blocked by a defender and bounces clear.
Valencia sends in a ball to Young but Norwich are able to deal with it.
Norwich are seeing a lot more of the ball this half. But still not creating too much with it.
Pilkington beats Rafael once again however his cross is a little overhit.
Pilkington has been causing problems for Rafael all night so far.
United are able to head the set piece clear.
Rafael brings down Pilkington for the free-kick.
Garrido sends in a ball from the left, after some nice play from Hoolahan and Pilkington, but he fails to pick out Holt.
A nice period of possession for the home side at the moment.
Ruddy does well as he comes out of his goal to clear a long ball played over the top, just as Hernandez was ready to pounce.
The game is looking far more open since the restart.
Garrido does well to bring an end to a United move with a good interception.
Snodgrass sends in a dangerous ball that causes Lindergaard and his defence problems. They manage to clear it however.
A chance here for Norwich...
Snodgrass does well to dispossess Evra before winning a free-kick off the left back.
Ferguson obviously had some words to say at half time to his team, as they have come out of the dressing room looking a much better proposition.
Van Persie is played in by Young and brings the ball down before eventually firing an effort at goal. Ruddy makes a comfortable save. The Dutchman had Hernandez waiting in the middle of the box, perhaps he made the wrong choice.
Valencia sends in a delivery from the right after some nice play from the away team but Ruddy does well to grab hold of the ball.
United kick off this second half. Neither team make any changes.
Tonight's hosts have conceded just once in their last four league games. Can they keep out United?
Norwich won't be complaining though. Let's hope the next 45 minutes are a major improvement.
About time too. Not the greatest 45 minutes of football. Neither side showing too much urgency in their play but United produced their best spell of the half in its closing moments, with Young bringing out a fantastic stop from Ruddy.
And there goes the half-time whistle...
Rafael breaks from right back position but his searching ball towards Young is cut out by Turner.
Van Persie goes in late on Turner to concede the free-kick. No card given.
United have really upped their game in these last few minutes. Sadly for them they are doing it just as half-time is approaching.
Van Persie sends in a corner that Ruddy nearly fumbles. He does well to recover and smother the ball though.
The resulting corner falls to Young at the edge of the box. He fires in an effort at goal but Ruddy does superbly to tip round the post.
Valencia does well to win the corner off Garrido.
Van Persie was in an awkward position to receive the ball to be fair to him.
A real chance for United as Giggs picks out Van Persie with a great ball into the box but the Dutchman proceeds to miskick the ball and it bounces out for a goal kick. A let-off for Norwich.
It looks like United have barely broken a sweat.
That was the best piece of action we have seen for some time.
Some nice work by Snodgrass down the right before the winger tries to pick out Holt in the middle. Smalling does well to scramble the ball away.
Rafael sends in a ball from the right but it lands straight into Ruddy's arms.
This game has got 0-0 written all over it. I have a feeling Sir Alex will have a few words to say at half-time and United will come back out a different side though.
Neither side are showing much urgency in their play at the minute.
Valencia does some good work down the right before the move soon stalls.
Tettey, conscious that Norwich are showing little urgency with their passing, fires in a shot from long distance but it is straight at Lindergaard.
Rafael's poorly-placed pass bounces out for a throw. It has not been a classic this...
Smalling gives away the ball in a dangerous position. Johnson sends in an effort at goal but it is blocked and bounces clear.
United have struggled to really get into their groove as Valencia sends in a poor ball from the right that goes out for a goal kick.
Giggs looks to find Hernandez but he gives the ball away. Not for the first time today.
That was Norwich's best move of the match there.
Holt picks out Pilkington on the left who then slips in Garrido into the box but the full back drags his effort wide of the post.
Pilkington does well to send in a dangerous ball into the box from the right. It is Snodgrass who rises highest but he heads just wide.
Norwich have seen a fair bit of the ball but they have struggled at trying to penetrate United's defence.
The last ten minutes or so have not been the most lively...
Young sends in the corner to the unmarked Evra but the Frenchman heads it well wide. Should have done better.
Young picks out Hernandez in space with a killer ball but the striker is eventually closed down on the left and the ball goes off for a corner.
Norwich again give it away, this time Hoolahan just outside United's penalty area.
Young tries to create something down the left but Turner does well to close him down and the ball bounces out for a goal kick.
Johnson picks out Hoolahan with a good pass. The attacker turns on a six pence before striking from distance but Lindergaard does well to get down low and make the save.
Norwich have been a little sloppy in possession in the last few minutes, giving it away cheaply.
It's Young who fires in the free-kick at goal but it was never troubling Ruddy who makes the save.
Turner brings down Hernandez for a free-kick in a dangerous position.
Holt brings down Rafael for a free-kick. Harsh on the striker.
Tettey misplaces a pass just as Norwich look like they are about to start a decent attack.
Bassong does well to dispossess Hernandez.
Chris Hughton will be pleased with his side's start to the game. They've shown that they won't just be sitting back tonight.
Ferdinand heads clear a dangerous Pilkington delivery.
A decent start to the game then with both sides creating a few chances already.
Giggs spots the run of Van Persie on the edge of the box but the striker fails to keep his shot down.
Whittaker brings down Young in a dangerous position.
Carrick does well to intercept a Hoolahan pass and bring an end to a promising Norwich move.
Norwich go close again as they break from the United corner before eventually Pilkington fires in an effort just wide of the post from the edge of the penalty area.
Valencia sends in a ball from the right but he just fails to pick out Hernandez. Norwich clear it for the corner.
Hoolahan tries to pick out the run of Holt but Ferdinand does well to intercept the pass.
Snodgrass goes close for Norwich as a speculative effort from the edge of the box goes just over the bar.
United are starting to impose themselves on the game early on with their players seeing plenty of the ball.
Norwich manage to clear Young's corner out for a throw.
First chance of the game goes to United as Van Persie tries to bend an effort into the bottom corner from the edge of the area but Ruddy gets down low to tip round the post.
Ferdinand almost gets caught in possession by Holt in a dangerous position but he manages to recover.
Garrido tries to play Pilkington in down the left but he misplaces his pass.
Carrick tries to send an early ball over the top to Hernandez but Bassong does well to deal with the danger.
And we're off...
Interestingly, Chris Hughton has yet to beat Sir Alex Ferguson as a manager.
The players are out onto the pitch. We are just moments away from kick-off...
United bring in Anders Lindegaard, Ryan Giggs and Javier Hernandez at the expense of David de Gea, Paul Scholes and Wayne Rooney. The England striker has failed to shake off an ankle injury.
Norwich are unchanged from the side that drew 0-0 with Reading last week, with Alex Tettey recovering from a back problem in time.
Manchester United substitutes: Johnstone, Jones, Anderson, Welbeck, Scholes, Cleverley, Fletcher.
Norwich substitutes: Bunn, Howson, Jackson, Morison, E. Bennett, Tierney, R. Bennett.
Anders Lindegaard is a late replacement in goal for David de Gea, who picked up an injury in the warm-up.
Manchester United team to face Norwich: Lindegaard, Rafael, Ferdinand, Smalling, Evra, Valencia, Carrick, Giggs, Young, Hernandez, Van Persie.
Norwich team to face Manchester United: Ruddy, Garrido, Turner, Bassong, Whittaker, Tettey, Johnson, Pilkington, Hoolahan, Snodgrass, Holt.
Our Norwich blogger Paddy Davitt reckons the Canaries must go back to the future to thwart United, while ESPN analyst Kevin Keegan says Javier Hernandez will be desperate to prove himself from the start and shed the dreaded 'super sub' tag.
United battled back in this fixture last season, with Ryan Giggs scoring a dramatic late winner on his 900th appearance for the club.
Join us from 1730 GMT to see if Manchester United will make it hard for themselves again when they take on Norwich at Carrow Road.
Robin Van Persie