27 Mar 2012

United beat Fulham to go back top in EPL

12:27 pm on 27 March 2012

Wayne Rooney's 28th goal of the season helped Manchester United beat Fulham 1-0 at Old Trafford and move back to the top of the English Premier football League, opening up a three-point gap over rivals City.

Rooney converted just before half-time.

Fulham should have been awarded a penalty late in the match when Michael Carrick tripped Danny Murphy in the box.

The result means United take advantage of Manchester City's slip up against Stoke City on Sunday and with eight games to go are in pole position to retain their title.