28 Dec 2009

Man U cut Chelsea's Premier League lead to two

11:58 am on 28 December 2009

Manchester United have beaten Hully City 3-1 in English football's Premier League.

The result lifted champions United back into second place ahead of Arsenal, who beat fourth-placed Aston Villa 3-0.

Chelsea have 42 points from 19 games, Manchester United are on 40 from the same number and Arsenal have 38 with a game in hand.

Wayne Rooney fired United ahead from close range on the stroke of halftime but allowed Hull back into the game with a woeful back pass in the 58th minute that led to a Craig Fagan penalty.

The England striker redeemed himself when his cross was turned in by Andy Dawson for a 73rd-minute own goal that put United back in front.

Dimitar Berbatov made it 3-1 by tapping in at the far post eight minutes from time after Rooney had set him up with a perfect pass.