Manchester United strengthened their lead in the English Premier League after recording another victory against Fulham yesterday at Old Trafford.
The meeting was postponed because Man United game in the Uefa Super Cup.
Paul Scholes opened the score with a goal 12 minutes into the first half after the ball came to Scholes from Carrick’s corner. Paul unleashed a strike on target. Schwarzer could do nothing but help the ball over the line for what was a soft opener.
And after 29 minutes, Dimitar Berbatov took the advantage of a goalkeeper and a defender to score the second goal for United after an accurate pass from John O’shea.
In the second half, the lads responded to a relatively slow opening to the second half again through Berbatov, who forced Schwarzer to slant over from a header. Namanja Vidic then headed a corner narrowly wide before Sir Alex introduced Wayne Rooney for the first time since Everton game.
The striker was on hand to turn home a low Park Ji Sung cross only moments after his entrance from close range to give Man United a deserved victory.
Sir Alex Ferguson had seven substitutions on the squad which played Derby in the FA Cup, the return of Super Van der Sar, John O’Shea, Nemanja Vidic, Paul Scholes, Michael Carrick, Carlos Tevez and Dimitar Berbatov.
The win boosted Manchester United lead at top with 59 points and a 5 points difference from Liverpool.
Van Der Sar – O’Shea (Evans 63′), Vidic, Ferdinand, Evra – Ronaldo, Carrick (Gibson 68′), Scholes, Park – Berbatov (Rooney 61′), Tevez
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