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Rooney acrobatics earn United derby spoils

Published: Saturday 12 February 2011, 18.00CET
Manchester United FC won for the 13th time in 14 home league games, beating Manchester City FC 2-1 thanks to an overhead kick from Wayne Rooney before Arsenal FC prevailed.
Rooney acrobatics earn United derby spoils
Wayne Rooney (left) celebrates with United's other goalscorer, Nani ©Getty Images
Published: Saturday 12 February 2011, 18.00CET

Rooney acrobatics earn United derby spoils

Manchester United FC won for the 13th time in 14 home league games, beating Manchester City FC 2-1 thanks to an overhead kick from Wayne Rooney before Arsenal FC prevailed.

A superb overhead kick from Wayne Rooney proved decisive as Manchester United FC consolidated their position at the Premier League summit with a 2-1 victory against Manchester City FC.

Rooney's acrobatic effort (78) from Nani's looping, right-wing cross came 13 minutes after the visitors fortuitously equalised, when Edin Džeko's shot went in via the back of David Silva. Nani (41) had originally given United the lead before half-time, passing the ball beyond Joe Hart after being released by Ryan Giggs' first-time pass.

Arsenal FC, in second, trimmed the Red Devils' lead back to four points after defeating Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 2-0 courtesy of Robin van Persie's double – his tenth and 11th goals this year. Raúl Meireles, meanwhile, scored his fifth in six games for Liverpool FC, whose run of four successive wins was ended by a 1-1 home draw with Wigan Athletic FC.

Elsewhere, Dember Ba struck twice as West Ham United FC recovered from 3-0 down to draw 3-3 with West Bromwich Albion FC, while Blackpool FC-Aston Villa FC finished 1-1. Birmingham City FC overcame Stoke City FC 1-0 and Blackburn Rovers FC against Newcastle United FC ended goalless. Sunderland AFC lost 2-1 to Tottenham Hotspur FC, who rise to fourth, in the late game.

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12/02/2011

SunderlandSunderland1-2TottenhamTottenham

Gyan 11

Dawson 44, Kranjčar 57

Venue: Sunderland

12/02/2011

LiverpoolLiverpool1-1WiganWigan

Raul Meireles 24

Gohouri 65

Venue: Liverpool

12/02/2011

ArsenalArsenal2-0WolvesWolves

Van Persie 16, 56

Venue: London

12/02/2011

West BromWest Brom3-3West HamWest Ham

Dorrans 3, Thomas 8, Reid 32 (o.g.)

C. Cole 58, Ba 50, 83

Venue: West Bromwich

12/02/2011

BlackpoolBlackpool1-1Aston VillaAston Villa

Grandin 14

Agbonlahor 10

Venue: Blackpool

12/02/2011

BlackburnBlackburn0-0NewcastleNewcastle

Venue: Blackburn

12/02/2011

BirminghamBirmingham1-0StokeStoke

Žigić 90+3

Venue: Birmingham

12/02/2011

Man. UnitedMan. United2-1Man. CityMan. City

Nani 41, Rooney 78

Silva 65

Venue: Manchester

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