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Giggs strikes twice to put United back on top

Published: Saturday 24 April 2010, 22.00CET
Ryan Giggs scored two penalties as Manchester United FC returned to the top of the Premier League with a 3-1 win against Tottenham Hotspur FC and put Chelsea FC under pressure.
Giggs strikes twice to put United back on top
Ryan Giggs celebrates scoring from the spot ©Getty Images
Published: Saturday 24 April 2010, 22.00CET

Giggs strikes twice to put United back on top

Ryan Giggs scored two penalties as Manchester United FC returned to the top of the Premier League with a 3-1 win against Tottenham Hotspur FC and put Chelsea FC under pressure.

Ryan Giggs scored two second-half penalties to fire Manchester United FC to a 3-1 win against Tottenham Hotspur FC and back to the top of the Premier League.

After a first half of few chances the game burst to life on 58 minutes when Patrice Evra was brought down by Benoît Assou-Ekotto in the area allowing Giggs to fire in from the spot.

The introduction of Aaron Lennon as a substitute on his return from injury injected life into Tottenham who drew level when Ledley King headed in Gareth Bale's corner 12 minutes later.

United were without the injured Wayne Rooney, but Nani settled United nerves when he chipped in brilliantly with nine minutes remaining, before Giggs rounded off victory with his second penalty four minutes from time. The victory takes United two points clear of Chelsea FC who play Stoke City FC on Sunday.

Tottenham, who had beaten Arsenal FC and Chelsea in their previous two games, hung on to fourth spot by a point after Manchester City FC drew 0-0 with Arsenal, a result that ended the latter's title challenge. City goalkeeper Shay Given was carried off with 17 minutes remaining with a suspected broken left shoulder.

At the other end of the table West Ham United FC are virtually assured of a place in the Premier League next season after defeating Wigan Athletic FC 3-2, while third-bottom Hull City AFC are almost certain to be relegated after losing 1-0 at home to Sunderland AFC. West Ham's place in the top flight will be confirmed should Burnley FC fail to defeat Liverpool FC on Sunday.

Elsewhere, Aruna Dindane scored twice as bottom-side Portsmouth FC came from two goals down to draw 2-2 at Bolton Wanderers FC and Wolverhampton Wanderers FC drew 1-1 with Blackburn Rovers FC.

Last updated: 25/04/10 23.20CET

Results

English Premier League 2009/10

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 02/07/2011 05:31 CET

23/04/2011

ChelseaChelsea3-0West HamWest Ham

Lampard 44, Torres 84, Malouda 90+3

Venue: London

23/04/2011

WolvesWolves1-1FulhamFulham

S. Fletcher 22

A. Johnson 80

Venue: Wolverhampton

23/04/2011

LiverpoolLiverpool5-0BirminghamBirmingham

Kuyt 23, Maxi Rodríguez 7, 66, 73, J. Cole 86

Venue: Liverpool

23/04/2011

Aston VillaAston Villa1-1StokeStoke

Bent 43

Jones 20

Venue: Birmingham

23/04/2011

SunderlandSunderland4-2WiganWigan

Gyan 55, Sessegnon 73 (p), Henderson 66, 76

Diame 52, Di Santo 90

Venue: Sunderland

23/04/2011

TottenhamTottenham2-2West BromWest Brom

Pavlyuchenko 27, Defoe 66

Odemwingie 5, Cox 81

Venue: London

23/04/2011

BlackpoolBlackpool1-1NewcastleNewcastle

Campbell 32

Løvenkrands 17

Venue: Blackpool

23/04/2011

Man. UnitedMan. United1-0EvertonEverton

Hernández 84

Venue: Manchester

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