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Timely Scholes sends United top

Published: Saturday 6 March 2010, 20.30CET
Manchester United FC went top after beating Wolverhampton Wanderers FC courtesy of Paul Scholes' 100th Premier League goal and Arsenal FC defeated Burnley FC 3-1.
Timely Scholes sends United top
Paul Scholes celebrates scoring for United ©Getty Images
Published: Saturday 6 March 2010, 20.30CET

Timely Scholes sends United top

Manchester United FC went top after beating Wolverhampton Wanderers FC courtesy of Paul Scholes' 100th Premier League goal and Arsenal FC defeated Burnley FC 3-1.

Paul Scholes' 100th Premier League goal earned Manchester United FC a 1-0 win at Wolverhampton Wanderers FC which lifted the champions to the summit, while Arsenal FC maintained their challenge by beating Burnley FC 3-1.

Scholes struck 18 minutes from time with an angled finish after Nani's cross into the penalty area came off Christophe Berra. United, missing Wayne Rooney due to a minor knee injury, are two points clear of Chelsea FC and Arsenal FC. The latter opened the scoring against relegation-threatened Burnley through Cesc Fàbregas (34) in north London, though their joy was somewhat tempered when the Spaniard limped off with a hamstring injury soon after.

Burnley equalised when David Nugent ran in between two defenders and lifted the ball over Manuel Almunia (50), only for Theo Walcott to restore Arsenal's lead ten minutes later with a curling effort. Substitute Andrei Arshavin confirmed victory in added time, ensuring the Gunners approach the conclusion of their UEFA Champions League first knockout round tie against FC Porto on Tuesday on a winning note.

At the other end of the table, Bolton Wanderers FC moved five points clear of the relegation zone thanks to a 2-1 win at fellow strugglers West Ham United FC – their first away league victory since September. Goals in the opening 16 minutes from Kevin Davies and Jack Wilshere did the damage for the visitors, who had Tamir Cohen (70) sent off.

In the FA Cup, Frédéric Piquionne scored twice in three second-half minutes as the Premier League's bottom club, Portsmouth FC, secured a Wembley semi-final with a 2-0 home win against Birmingham City FC. In the day's other last-eight tie Fulham FC drew 0-0 at home to Tottenham Hotspur FC. Chelsea FC host Stoke City FC and Aston Villa travel to FC Reading FC in Sunday's remaining quarter-finals.

Last updated: 07/03/10 1.25CET

Results

English Premier League 2009/10

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 03/07/2011 05:30 CET

05/03/2011

Man. CityMan. City1-0WiganWigan

Silva 38

Venue: Manchester

05/03/2011

BoltonBolton3-2Aston VillaAston Villa

Cahill 45+2, 75, Klasnić 86

Bent 15, Albrighton 64

Venue: Bolton

05/03/2011

ArsenalArsenal0-0SunderlandSunderland

Venue: London

05/03/2011

FulhamFulham3-2BlackburnBlackburn

Duff 37, 59, Zamora 89 (p)

Hangeland 45+1 (o.g.), Hoilett 65

Venue: London

05/03/2011

NewcastleNewcastle1-2EvertonEverton

Best 23

Osman 31, Jagielka 36

Venue: Newcastle

05/03/2011

West HamWest Ham3-0StokeStoke

Ba 21, Da Costa 29, Hitzlsperger 83

Venue: London

05/03/2011

BirminghamBirmingham1-3West BromWest Brom

Beausejour 48

Mulumbu 47, Morrison 58, Scharner 72

Venue: Birmingham

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