13 Feb 2011

Rooney scores 'genius' goal for Man United

12:05 pm on 13 February 2011

A largely forgettable season for England footballer Wayne Rooney will now be remembered for a moment of magic as the striker helped his Manchester United side to a 2-1 victory over Manchester City yesterday.

Rooney struck with an acrobatic volley that flew into the top corner in the 78th minute, shattering third-placed City, while retaining United's lead over second-placed Arsenal on the Premiership table.

Later Arsenal cruised past Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-0 to bolster Arsene Wenger's belief that his side can overhaul Manchester United in the title race.

Robin van Persie scored twice as second-placed Arsenal kept United's lead at four points with 12 games left to play.