26 Apr 2009

Premiership United's to lose says Rooney

5:23 pm on 26 April 2009

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney says a third English football Premier League title is Manchester United's to throw away after United mounted a stunning second-half rally to beat Tottenham 5-2.

Trailing 2-nil at halftime United built on a controversial penalty decision to sink Spurs and reclaim a three-point lead over Liverpool, who beat Hull 3-1.

Chelsea left Michael Essien, Michael Ballack and Didier Drogba on the bench for their trip to West Ham with an eye on their trip to Barcelona for the first leg of their Champions League semi-final this week but were still too good for their London rivals winning 1-nil.

Manchester City gave their chances of securing a European place for next season a boost with a 2-1 win at Everton.

Fulham leapfrogged West Ham into seventh place after leaving Stoke City sweating over their top flight status with a 1-0 win at Craven Cottage.

Bolton's meeting with Aston Villa ended in a 1-1 draw while Sunderland squandered a golden opportunity to pull clear of the drop zone when they crashed to a 3-nil defeat at bottom side West Brom.