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Rooney to the rescue at Craven Cottage

Manchester United overcame a floodlight failure to win 1-0 at Fulham through a late Wayne Rooney goal on Saturday as Alex Ferguson’s side went 10 points clear at the top of the Premier League.

An open first half saw the woodwork rattled four times, with Bryan Ruiz hitting the post for Fulham, while Patrice Evra, Fulham defender Brede Hangeland and Rooney all sent the ball against the frame of the hosts’ goal.

A floodlight failure in the 43rd minute plunged Craven Cottage into darkness and forced the players off the pitch, but they returned to complete the first half after the lights came back on.

Rooney netted the winner in the 79th minute, haring down the inside-left channel and steering the ball into the bottom-right corner to send United well clear of second-place Manchester City.


REINA HOWLER HANDS CITY DRAW


Stupendous Liverpool were held 2-2 at the Etihad by champions Manchester City on Sunday. Edin Dzeko handed City the lead in the 23rd minute slotting a well recieved ball from James Milner from the left flank. Six minutes later Daniel Sturridge equalised for the visitors with a superb strike from outside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Liverpool looked the superior team throughout and their dominance paid dividends when skipper Steven Gerrard produced a beauty from outside the penalty area to see his team go ahead 2-1 in the 73rd minute. Minutes later Sergio Aguero equalised with a superb goal after a Pepe Reina howler.
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