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Late show lifts United five points clear

Published: Monday 2 April 2012, 16.18CET
Manchester United FC's hopes of retaining the Premier League title received a boost as late goals by Antonio Valencia and Ashley Young earned them a 2-0 win at Blackburn Rovers FC.
Late show lifts United five points clear
United's Antonio Valencia (left) and Ashley Young celebrate the latter's goal at Blackburn ©Getty Images
Published: Monday 2 April 2012, 16.18CET

Late show lifts United five points clear

Manchester United FC's hopes of retaining the Premier League title received a boost as late goals by Antonio Valencia and Ashley Young earned them a 2-0 win at Blackburn Rovers FC.

Manchester United FC moved five points clear at the top of the Premier League after overcoming Blackburn Rovers FC with two late goals at Ewood Park.

Though the English champions dominated throughout, an open match appeared to be destined for a draw until the outstanding Antonio Valencia cut into the area and surprised Paul Robinson with a swerving, angled shot nine minutes from time.

Ashley Young doubled the visitors' lead five minutes later with a shot on the turn from the edge of the area to seal a 24th win of the campaign for United, who are now five points clear of local rivals Manchester City with seven matches to go. Blackburn, meanwhile, drop into the bottom three on goal difference.

In Spain, second-half strikes by Álvaro Negredo (51), Manu (62) and Jesús Navas (68) earned Sevilla FC a 3-1 Liga victory against RCD Mallorca that lifted them level on points with Club Atlético de Madrid in eighth spot.

Last updated: 03/04/12 0.10CET

Results

English Premier League 2011/12

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 03/04/2012 18:48 CET

02/04/2012

BlackburnBlackburn0-2Man. UnitedMan. United

Valencia 81, A. Young 86

Venue: Blackburn

01/04/2012

TottenhamTottenham3-1SwanseaSwansea

Van der Vaart 19, Adebayor 73, 86

G. Sigurdsson 59

Venue: London

01/04/2012

NewcastleNewcastle2-0LiverpoolLiverpool

Cissé 19, 59

Venue: Newcastle

31/03/2012

WolvesWolves2-3BoltonBolton

Kightly 53, Jarvis 88

M.Petrov 63 (P), Alonso 80, Davies 84

Venue: Wolverhampton

31/03/2012

FulhamFulham2-1NorwichNorwich

Dempsey 2, Duff 13

Wilbraham 77

Venue: London

31/03/2012

Aston VillaAston Villa2-4ChelseaChelsea

Collins 77, Lichaj 80

Sturridge 9, Ivanović 51, 83, Torres 90+2

Venue: Birmingham

31/03/2012

QPRQPR2-1ArsenalArsenal

Taarabt 22, Diakité 66

Walcott 37

Venue: London

31/03/2012

EvertonEverton2-0West BromWest Brom

McAuley 18 (o.g.), Anichebe 68

Venue: Liverpool

31/03/2012

Man. CityMan. City3-3SunderlandSunderland

Balotelli 43 (P), 85, Kolarov 86

S. Larsson 31, 55, Bendtner 45+4

Venue: Manchester

31/03/2012

WiganWigan2-0StokeStoke

Alcaraz 55, Moses 90+3

Venue: Wigan

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