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Rooney hat-trick revives Manchester United

Published: Saturday 2 April 2011, 16.00CET
Manchester United FC now lie seven points clear in the Premier League after Wayne Rooney's hat-trick inspired a 4-2 comeback win at West Ham United FC and Arsenal FC could only draw.
Rooney hat-trick revives Manchester United
Wayne Rooney claims the match ball after scoring a hat-trick against West Ham ©Getty Images
Published: Saturday 2 April 2011, 16.00CET

Rooney hat-trick revives Manchester United

Manchester United FC now lie seven points clear in the Premier League after Wayne Rooney's hat-trick inspired a 4-2 comeback win at West Ham United FC and Arsenal FC could only draw.

Wayne Rooney scored a second-half hat-trick as Manchester United FC came from 2-0 down to beat West Ham United FC 4-2 and stretch their lead at the top of the Premier League to seven points.

The London side led 2-0 at the break thanks to a pair of Mark Noble penalties, but Rooney got United back into the game on 65 minutes. Two more strikes in the next 14 minutes – his third, a penalty, bringing up his century of Premier League goals for the club – turned the game around. Half-time substitute Javier Hernández then completed the scoring with six minutes left as United increased their lead over Arsenal FC, who could only draw 0-0 at home against ten-man Blackburn Rovers FC, the visitors losing Steven N'Zonzi to a 76th-minute red card.

Third-placed Chelsea FC also lost ground on the leaders and had to be thankful for a Didier Drogba strike in their 1-1 draw at Stoke City FC, while Tottenham Hotspur FC, in fourth, drew 0-0 at Wigan Athletic FC. West Bromwich Albion FC manager Roy Hodgson got the better of his former side Liverpool FC 2-1, as a pair of Chris Brunt penalties eased the victors' relegation worries.

Newcastle United FC were they day's biggest winners, 4-1 at home to Wolverhampton Wanderers FC, while Birmingham City FC beat Bolton Wanderers FC 2-1 and Aston Villa drew 2-2 at Everton FC.

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02/04/2011

ArsenalArsenal0-0BlackburnBlackburn

Venue: London

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West BromWest Brom2-1LiverpoolLiverpool

Brunt 62 (p), 88 (p)

Škrtel 50

Venue: West Bromwich

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WiganWigan0-0TottenhamTottenham

Venue: Wigan

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StokeStoke1-1ChelseaChelsea

Walters 8

Drogba 33

Venue: Stoke

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EvertonEverton2-2Aston VillaAston Villa

Osman 38, Baines 83 (p)

Bent 47, 68

Venue: Liverpool

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BirminghamBirmingham2-1BoltonBolton

Phillips 4, Gardner 59

Elmander 70

Venue: Birmingham

02/04/2011

NewcastleNewcastle4-1WolvesWolves

Nolan 22, Ameobi 45, Løvenkrands 50, Gutiérrez 90+3

Ebanks-Blake 58

Venue: Newcastle

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West HamWest Ham2-4Man. UnitedMan. United

Noble 11 (p), 25 (p)

Rooney 65, 73, 79 (p), Hernández 84

Venue: London

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