Monday 12 March 2012

Rooney fires Man Utd above beaten Man City

Striker's double give new leaders easy win over Baggies as Swansea stun Man City

Swansea earned a famous victory over Manchester City

Manchester United 2-0 West Bromwich Albion

Wayne Rooney scored twice as Manchester United secured a comfortable victory against West Bromwich Albion which put them one point clear at the top of the Barclays Premier League.

Rooney reacted sharply to direct Javier Hernandez's driven cross past Ben Foster to open the scoring in the first half.

Jonas Olsson then picked up a second yellow card for the Baggies for a foul on Hernandez - who had seen an earlier shot rebound off the post.

Rooney then scored from the spot after Keith Andrews fouled Ashley Young to seal the win which - coupled with the result at Swansea - put United top of the table.

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Swansea City 1-0 Manchester City

Luke Moore's late header sealed a famous victory for Swansea, who condemned Manchester City to only their fourth Barclays Premier League defeat of the season.

Moore rose to head home Wayne Routledge's cross with just seven minutes remaining.

Scott Sinclair had missed a penalty for Swansea in the first half.

City threatened at times and Micah Richards had a late header ruled out for offside, but their opponents were a match for them across the field.

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Key Points

  • Wayne Rooney double secures 2-0 victory over West Brom
  • Luke Moore's late header helps Swansea sink Manchester City
  • United move one point above their Manchester rivals at top of table