Sunday, April 13, 2008

UNITED 2 - 1 ARSENAL

Barclays Premier League
Old Trafford, Sun 13 April

MANCHESTER UNITED 2
(Ronaldo (pen) 54, Hargreaves 72)

ARSENAL 1
(Adebayor 48)


Owen Hargreaves secured the winner for Manchester United against Arsenal as they closed in on a title.

The England midfielder's superb free-kick in the 72nd minute all but ended the Gunners hopes in the process. Arsenal had gone ahead through Adebayor in the 48th minute, only for Cristiano Ronaldo to equalise from the penalty spot six munutes later. Then Hargreaves strike won it in the 72nd minute for the Hosts. 

 Team Line-ups:

United: Van der Sar, Brown, Ferdinand, Piqué, Evra, Ronaldo, Carrick, Hargreaves (Giggs 89), Scholes (Anderson 55), Park (Tevez 55), Rooney.
Subs not used: Kuszczak, O'Shea.
Booked: Brown, Carrick.

Arsenal: Lehmann, Toure (Justin Hoyte 85), Gallas, Song, Clichy, Eboue (Walcott 61), Fabregas, Silva, Hleb, Van Persie (Bendtner 76), Adebayor.
Subs not used: Djourou, Fabiansky.
Booked: Van Persie, Gallas, Lehmann, Adebayor, Justin Hoyte.

Attendance: 75,985.

Referee: Howard Webb.

Man of the Match: Wayne Rooney.