Manchester United are almost out of sight in the race for the English premier league football title after a 2-nil win at home this morning over Everton.
39 year old Ryan Giggs scored the opening goal for United to continue his extraordinary feat of having scored in every Premier League season since its inception 21 years ago, and Robin van Persie scored the second late in the first half.
With 12 games remaining Alex Ferguson's side have 65 points, 12 clear of Manchester City, and they're closing in on a 20th league title.
Alex Ferguson says his selection gamble paid off with United facing a tricky Champions League tie at Real Madrid later this week, the wily manager had originally planned to make seven changes in a bid to keep his key players fresh for the trip to Spain.
But after second-placed Manchester City suffered a shock defeat at Southampton yesterday, Ferguson changed his mind and sent out a full-strength line-up.
The Scot will never forget that his team blew an 8-point lead in the closing weeks of last season.
At the other end of the table, Aston Villa scored a vital 2-1 home victory over West Ham United to move out of the bottom three.