26 Jan 2011

Man United fight back from 2-0 down to win

11:54 am on 26 January 2011

Dimitar Berbatov struck twice as the English Premier League leaders Manchester United recovered from two goals down to beat promoted Blackpool 3-2 to cement their place at the top of the ladder.

United were staring at their first defeat of the season after Blackpool dominated the first half at their home ground with two Charlie Adam corners creating headed goals for defender Craig Cathcart and striker DJ Campbell.

United manager Alex Ferguson sent on Ryan Giggs as a substitute and the veteran's influence crushed Blackpool's dreams of a major upset in their biggest game for 40 years when Berbatov volleyed in on 72 minutes and substitute Javier Hernandez equalised with a cool finish.

With Blackpool's players visibly tiring, Berbatov snatched all three points for United with a clinical strike in the 88th minute to send his team five points clear of Arsenal at the top of the table.