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Rooney extends United advantage

Published: Wednesday 30 January 2013, 23.36CET
Wayne Rooney's double helped Manchester United FC move seven points clear with a 2-1 win at home to Southampton FC, while Chelsea FC, Tottenham Hotspur FC and Arsenal FC all drew.
Rooney extends United advantage
Wayne Rooney scores the winning goal for Manchester United ©Getty Images
Published: Wednesday 30 January 2013, 23.36CET

Rooney extends United advantage

Wayne Rooney's double helped Manchester United FC move seven points clear with a 2-1 win at home to Southampton FC, while Chelsea FC, Tottenham Hotspur FC and Arsenal FC all drew.

Manchester United FC extended their lead at the top of the Premier League to seven points with a 2-1 victory at home to Southampton FC.

The Red Devils had to come from behind to take advantage of Manchester City FC's goalless draw at Queens Park Rangers FC on Tuesday. Jay Rodriguez's third-minute opener put the Saints ahead, but Wayne Rooney came to the rescue, firing in from Shinji Kagawa's pass then tapping in the winner after 27 minutes following Patrice Evra's headed assist.

Chelsea FC are 13 points behind the leaders in third spot after goals in the 87th and 95th minutes from substitute Adam Le Fondre earned hosts Reading FC a 2-2 draw and lifted the Royals out of the bottom three. Fourth-placed Tottenham Hotspur FC and Arsenal FC, in sixth, could not make up ground, however, as they recovered from one and two goals down respectively to draw 1-1 away to Norwich City FC and 2-2 at home to Liverpool FC.

Everton FC, therefore, moved within a point of the top four as Leighton Baines scored both their efforts in a 2-1 home success against West Bromwich Albion FC. Finally, Fulham FC climbed above opponents West Ham United FC into 12th with a 3-1 triumph at Craven Cottage.

Last updated: 31/01/13 13.16CET

Results

English Premier League 2012/13

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 14/02/2013 14:34 CET

30/01/2013

Man. UnitedMan. United2-1SouthamptonSouthampton

Rooney 8, 27

Rodriguez 3

Venue: Manchester

30/01/2013

FulhamFulham3-1West HamWest Ham

Berbatov 10, Rodallega 49, O'Brien 90+1 (o.g.)

Nolan 48

Venue: London

30/01/2013

ReadingReading2-2ChelseaChelsea

Le Fondre 87, 90+5

Juan Mata 45+1, Lampard 66

Venue: Reading

30/01/2013

ArsenalArsenal2-2LiverpoolLiverpool

Giroud 64, Walcott 67

Suárez 5, Henderson 60

Venue: London

30/01/2013

NorwichNorwich1-1TottenhamTottenham

Hoolahan 32

Bale 80

Venue: Norwich

30/01/2013

EvertonEverton2-1West BromWest Brom

Baines 29, 45+2 (P)

Long 65

Venue: Liverpool

29/01/2013

StokeStoke2-2WiganWigan

Shawcross 23, Crouch 48

McArthur 50, Di Santo 61

Venue: Stoke

29/01/2013

SunderlandSunderland0-0SwanseaSwansea

Venue: Sunderland

29/01/2013

Aston VillaAston Villa1-2NewcastleNewcastle

Benteke 49 (P)

Cissé 19, Cabaye 31

Venue: Birmingham

29/01/2013

QPRQPR0-0Man. CityMan. City

Venue: London

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