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Rooney wins League Cup for United

Published: Sunday 28 February 2010, 18.00CET
Wayne Rooney scored the winner in Manchester United FC's 2-1 League Cup final win against Aston Villa FC while Liverpool FC and Tottenham Hotspur FC recorded league victories.
Rooney wins League Cup for United
Wayne Rooney savours United's League Cup triumph ©Getty Images
Published: Sunday 28 February 2010, 18.00CET

Rooney wins League Cup for United

Wayne Rooney scored the winner in Manchester United FC's 2-1 League Cup final win against Aston Villa FC while Liverpool FC and Tottenham Hotspur FC recorded league victories.

Manchester United FC beat Aston Villa FC 2-1 to retain the League Cup on a day when both Liverpool FC and Tottenham Hotspur FC underlined their Premier League top-four credentials with victories.

United, still pursuing their fourth successive league title and the UEFA Champions League, had to come from behind to clinch the first silverware of the English season. The game was less than five minutes old, in fact, when James Milner dispatched a penalty to give Martin O'Neill hope of winning this competition for the fifth time as player and manager, Nemanja Vidić having felled Gabriel Agbonlahor.

The extraordinary start continued when Michael Owen restored parity just seven minutes later with a cool finish before a familiar figure struck the winner. Wayne Rooney, on as a first-half substitute after Owen was forced off injured, took his tally to 28 goals in all competitions this season by heading in Antonio Valencia's cross on 74 minutes to secure United the trophy they won against Tottenham last year.

Spurs, for their part, replaced Manchester City FC in fourth in the league thanks to a 2-1 win against Everton. Roman Pavlyuchenko scored his sixth goal in four games to put Spurs ahead on 11 minutes and Luka Modrić doubled their lead on 28. Ayegbeni Yakubu halved the deficit after half-time, but Spurs hung on for all three points.

Liverpool are just a point behind Harry Redknapp's men in sixth following their 2-1 victory over Blackburn Rovers FC, Steven Gerrard and Fernando Torres hitting the net either side of a Keith Andrews penalty for Rovers. Sunderland AFC remain without a league win since November following a goalless draw with UEFA Europa League contenders Fulham FC in the day's other game.

Last updated: 01/03/10 2.24CET

Results

English Premier League 2009/10

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 03/07/2011 06:02 CET

27/02/2011

Man. CityMan. City1-1FulhamFulham

Balotelli 26

Duff 48

Venue: Manchester

27/02/2011

West HamWest Ham3-1LiverpoolLiverpool

Parker 22, Ba 45, C. Cole 90+1

G. Johnson 84

Venue: London

26/02/2011

NewcastleNewcastle1-1BoltonBolton

Nolan 13

Sturridge 38

Venue: Newcastle

26/02/2011

Aston VillaAston Villa4-1BlackburnBlackburn

Hanley 62 (o.g.), Downing 64, Young 49 (p), 82

Kalinić 81

Venue: Birmingham

26/02/2011

WolvesWolves4-0BlackpoolBlackpool

Jarvis 2, O'Hara 54, Ebanks-Blake 78, 90

Venue: Wolverhampton

26/02/2011

WiganWigan0-4Man. UnitedMan. United

Hernández 17, 74, Rooney 84, Fabio 87

Venue: Wigan

26/02/2011

EvertonEverton2-0SunderlandSunderland

Beckford 8, 39

Venue: Liverpool

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