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Last Updated: Sunday, 26 February 2006, 11:19 GMT
Carling Cup photos

Wigan fans

Wigan supporters gather at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff for their club's first ever appearance in a major final

Wayne Rooney's header hits the bar

Manchester United go close early on when Wayne Rooney heads Gary Neville's right-wing cross against the bar

Mike Pollitt is forced to leave the pitch

Wigan suffer a big setback when goalkeeper Mike Pollitt limps out of the game with a hamstring injury after just 13 minutes

Wayne Rooney scores

And worse follows for Wigan when Rooney nips in to fire past Pollitt's replacement John Filan and put United 1-0 up

United celebrate Wayne Rooney's goal

Rooney's strike - the England forward's 14th goal of the season - leaves United in the driving seat

Louis Saha scores

United lead at the break and then score three times in the space of six second-half minutes - Louis Saha makes it 2-0

Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo drills home United's third as Sir Alex Ferguson's side take complete control

Wayne Rooney scores his second goal

Rooney makes it 4-0 - giving United the biggest League Cup Final victory in the competition's history

United's players in a tribute to Alan Smith

United's overjoyed players don t-shirts with a message dedicating their win to injured team-mate Alan Smith

Gary Neville lifts the Carling Cup

United's triumph means Gary Neville picks up a trophy for the first time since becoming the club's captain


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