Sir Alex Ferguson celebrated his 900th league match in charge of Manchester United FC with a 3-0 victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers FC as his side moved level with Chelsea FC at the top of the Premier League.
United's unbeaten home record was ended on Saturday by Aston Villa FC, but there was little danger of them dropping further points against Wolves once Wayne Rooney had broken the deadlock from the penalty spot on 30 minutes with his 12th league goal of the season. Nemanja Vidić (43) and Antonio Valencia (66) added further goals to leave United second on goal difference alone behind Chelsea, who host bottom side Portsmouth FC on Wednesday.
Villa climbed to third after goals in each half from Emile Heskey and James Milner earned the points in a 2-0 win at Sunderland AFC, who had Lorik Cana sent off. Birmingham City FC are up to sixth after winning their fifth Premier League match in succession, 2-1 at home to Blackburn Rovers FC. Alex McLeish's side are now unbeaten in eight Premier League games. In the evening's other match Bolton Wanderers FC beat second-bottom West Ham United FC 3-1 to climb out of the bottom three at Wolves's expense. On Wednesday Liverpool FC, now eighth, host Wigan Athletic FC, Arsenal FC are at Burnley FC and Tottenham Hotspur FC host Manchester City FC.
Elsewhere in Europe on Tuesday, Kenny Miller scored twice and DaMarcus Beasley once as Rangers FC won 3-0 at Dundee United FC to move a point clear of Celtic FC at the top of the Scottish Premier League. In France's Ligue 1 AJ Auxerre, in fifth, stay a point ahead of sixth placed Valenciennes FC after the pair drew 0-0.
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