12 Feb 2012

Manchester United return to top of English Premier League

7:58 am on 12 February 2012

Manchester United has regained top spot in the English Premier League with a 2-1 win over Liverpool at Old Trafford.

The stormy clash though was marred by fresh controversy stemming from the Luis Suarez racism affair.

Wayne Rooney scored two second half goals for United while Suarez scored the visitors only goal.

It was Suarez's first start since returning from an eight-match ban for racially abusing United captain Patrice Evra.

Despite assurances from both clubs' managers during the week that Evra and Suarez would shake hands before the kick-off, the Suarez refused Evra's outstretched hand.

Disgusted United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has branded Suarez a disgrace saying he should should never play for Liverpool again.

Police and stewards were also called to the tunnel at halftime to defuse tensions between scuffling players from both sides.

United now have a one point over rivals Manchster City who play Aston Villa tomorrow.