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Rooney magic sinks Tigers

Rooney and BerbatovManchester United defeated Hull City with three goals to one at the KC Stadium to close the gap at the top of the Premier League to just two points. A goal and an assist from Wayne Rooney froze Hull City in the relegation zone but they still have hope if they will play the same way they did against us.

United back line were boosted with the comeback of Rafael, Wes Brown and Nemanja Vidic which saw Darren Fletcher and Michael Carrick return to midfield while Ryan Giggs and Berbatov came in.

Wayne Rooney scored the first goal from close range just before the first half whistle after a low cross from Darren Fletcher.

In the second half, Rooney himself made a mistake when he returned the ball to Tomasz Kuszczak but Fagan nipped in to win the ball. Fagan’s stroke took it too wide to shoot but he lofted back in a cross for Altidore and the American was bundled over by the backtracking Rafael and the ref Wiley gave the home team a spotkick scored by Fagan.

United performance improved after the equaliser and back in the lead on 73 minutes when Rooney raced clear and his low cross was turned into his own net by Dawson with Ji-Sung Park waiting to pounce.

Berbatov scored the third goal after a clever touch from Wayne Rooney, United were on the counter after Vidic powered a defensive header Rooney ran with the ball into the box from the left, two Hull defenders came out to meet him, they thought he would shoot but he passed the ball to Berbatov who arrived at the far post to put the ball home.

With this victory, Man United bounced back after Fulham defeat and closed the gap with Chelsea to two points. The good news for Sir Alex was to see his back four were all natural defenders and a good display in the second half means United can’t be write off from the title race.

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