In this example, United have not troubled the keeper - they have not had any shots on target.
What if he lost his job? Some people might use the past continuous version, but I think it is less preferable because the phrase "for two hours" suggests the action is complete rather than ongoing when the bomb scare occurred.
I think we want to marry.
They want to eat.
I would have liked to rest.
Loro, Loro vollero Vollero mangiare fuori.