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Berbatov edges ten-man United five points clear

Published: Saturday 19 March 2011, 18.35CET
A late goal from substitute Dimitar Berbatov was responsible for Manchester United FC overcoming Bolton Wanderers FC and striding clear of Arsenal FC, who recovered from 2-0 down to draw.
Berbatov edges ten-man United five points clear
Dimitar Berbatov scores the winner late on at Old Trafford ©Getty Images
Published: Saturday 19 March 2011, 18.35CET

Berbatov edges ten-man United five points clear

A late goal from substitute Dimitar Berbatov was responsible for Manchester United FC overcoming Bolton Wanderers FC and striding clear of Arsenal FC, who recovered from 2-0 down to draw.

Dimitar Berbatov's 20th league goal of the season earned ten-man Manchester United FC a 1-0 home win against Bolton Wanderers FC and a five-point lead over Arsenal FC, who drew 2-2 at West Bromwich Albion FC.

A man down following the 76th-minute dismissal of Jonny Evans for a challenge on Stuart Holden, the leaders were indebted to Berbatov (88) being in the right place to punish Jussi Jääskeläinen's failure to hold a Nani shot.

Arsenal were trailing to strikes from Steven Reid and Peter Odemwingie, who punished an error from Manuel Almunia, when Andrey Arshavin (70) pulled one back. Robin van Persie's scrambled effort salvaged a draw for the Gunners, who have a game in hand on United.

Tottenham Hotspur FC's aspirations of a top-four finish suffered a blow with a 0-0 draw against West Ham United FC. The UEFA Champions League quarter-finalists, who hit the woodwork three times, stay fifth, two points behind Chelsea FC. The Blues host third-placed Manchester City FC on Sunday, when Sunderland AFC entertain Liverpool FC.

Stoke City FC, meanwhile, were 4-0 victors over Newcastle United FC and Blackburn Rovers FC also recovered a two-goal deficit in drawing 2-2 with Blackpool FC. Elsewhere, there were vital wins for lowly Wolverhampton Wanderers FC (1-0) and Wigan Athletic FC (2-1) against Aston Villa FC and Birmingham City FC respectively. Everton FC beat Fulham FC 2-1 in the late fixture.

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19/03/2011

EvertonEverton2-1FulhamFulham

Coleman 36, Saha 49

Dempsey 62

Venue: Liverpool

19/03/2011

WiganWigan2-1BirminghamBirmingham

Cleverley 25, Figueroa 90+2

Ridgewell 6

Venue: Wigan

19/03/2011

Aston VillaAston Villa0-1WolvesWolves

Jarvis 38

Venue: Birmingham

19/03/2011

Man. UnitedMan. United1-0BoltonBolton

Berbatov 88

Venue: Manchester

19/03/2011

BlackburnBlackburn2-2BlackpoolBlackpool

Samba 49, Hoilett 90+3

Adam 25 (p), 29

Venue: Blackburn

19/03/2011

StokeStoke4-0NewcastleNewcastle

Walters 28, Pennant 46, Higginbotham 49, Fuller 90+2

Venue: Stoke

19/03/2011

West BromWest Brom2-2ArsenalArsenal

Reid 3, Odemwingie 58

Arshavin 70, Van Persie 78

Venue: West Bromwich

19/03/2011

TottenhamTottenham0-0West HamWest Ham

Venue: London

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