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Sunday 18 March 2012

Rampant Man Utd score five at Wolves

Champions go four points clear as 10-man Wolves succumb to heavy defeat

Manchester United's Antonio Valencia drives in their second goal at Molineux on Sunday

Wolverhampton Wanderers 0-5 Manchester United

Champions Manchester United ran riot at struggling Wolves to move four points clear at the top of the Barclays Premier League.

United took the lead when Jonny Evans turned the ball home from a corner for his first United goal, and Wolves had Ronald Zubar sent off for two bookings six minutes before the break.

The visitors were merciless and from a quick counter-attack Antonio Valencia drilled past Wayne Hennessey, before Danny Welbeck slotted in from Valencia's pass in first-half stoppage time.

Javier Hernandez headed in a Rafael cross after the break and Hernandez fired in a fifth after more good work from Valencia, as United cantered to victory and leave Wolves bottom of the League.

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Key Points

  • Man Utd go four points clear in Barclays Premier League by thrashing Wolves
  • Javier Hernandez scores twice for the champions
  • Ronald Zubar sent off for struggling home side