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Man United cruise past Villa

2012-04-15 19:11

Manchester - Manchester United moved a step closer to retaining the English Premier League title with a comfortable 4-0 victory over Aston Villa on Sunday to move five points clear at the top.

The three points did not arrive without controversy, however, as Ashley Young's theatrical tumble in the penalty area under minimal contact allowed Wayne Rooney to settle the hosts' nerves with a seventh-minute spot kick.

Villa, who are still in danger of relegation, offered little resistance and United stretched their lead just before half-time through Danny Welbeck's close-range finish.

Rooney scored again with a deflected effort after 73 minutes and Nani added the fourth in stoppage time.

United moved to 82 points with four games left.

Resurgent Manchester City, who thrashed Norwich City 6-1 away on Saturday, are on 77.

The top two face off at the Etihad Stadium on April 30.

Reuters

Comments
  • Lunga - 2012-04-15 22:51

    When we find ourselves in times of trouble, when United needs to take the lead, there will be a striker; Wayne Rooney.\r\n\r\nAnd in our times of darkness, who will score a goal to see?\r\nWe will always answer; Wayne Rooney.\r\n\r\nWayne Rooney, Wayne Rooney\r\nWayne Rooney, Wayne Rooney\r\nScore one for United...\r\nWayne Rooney!!

  • Macdonald Selahle - 2012-04-16 06:54

    Man utd must maintain discipline until finish line n not be like Real Madrid n Mamelodi sundowns who kip droppin point....or else they'll catch a bird by its feathers

  • Nathi - 2012-04-16 10:47

    United dive past Villa

      Lu - 2012-04-16 13:05

      Why that become your problem coz i dnt see logic.Make a point

  • Ryan - 2012-04-16 13:52

    Wasn't our finest performance on the day but at the end of it all what matters is that we got the 3 points and maintained our lead on the log . What is very apparent is that SAF needs to go shopping during the off-season for a world-class midfielder ( maybe Ben Arfur from Newcastle ; the guy is brilliant and he has already acclimatised to the EPL ) . One thing is certain - the rest of the chasing pack aren't going to let us rest on our laurels in the new season .

      Bigfellah - 2012-04-20 10:54

      Thanx guys but til the end dont relax

  • Sharmilen - 2012-04-16 15:55

    Well played De Gea.....even if the ref didn't give that penalty and he was well placed....we would have still won 3-0. Villa didn't scare the daylights out of De Gea apart from a couple of training shots. Goal Difference....that's not the way we like to win it...points difference...yip!!

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