Sunday Premier League scores and review
Manchester United are top of the Premier League after a 2-0 win over West Brom saw the Red Devils leapfrog Manchester City who lost 1-0 at Swansea City.
March 11th, 2012
Sir Alex Ferguson’s team produced a solid performance to edge ahead in the title race, with a Wayne Rooney brace ensuring that United are now the bookmaker favourites to claim yet another title.
West Brom started the game at Old Trafford quite brightly before the champions got into the groove and Rooney finished well after good work from Javier Hernandez.
The England man doubled his team’s advantage from the penalty spot as the Baggies were reduced to ten men thanks to two yellow cards issued to Jonas Olsson.
Manchester City were missing central defensive pair Joleon Lescott and Vincent Kompany for their match and Swansea were awarded a penalty within the first ten minutes, although Scott Sinclair was unable to beat Joe Hart.
Even so, Luke Moore made no mistake in the 83rd minute to inflict a rare defeat on City and hand the initiative to Manchester United.
In the later kick-off, Norwich City and Wigan Athletic played out a 1-1 draw at Carrow Road. Victor Moses salvaged a point for the Latics who had great chances to find a winner.