15 Jan 2009

Manchester United move up to second in Premier League

11:47 am on 15 January 2009

A Wayne Rooney goal after 54 seconds has given gave Manchester United a 1-0 win over Wigan Athletic at Old Trafford as the English Premier League champions continued their relentless pursuit of leaders Liverpool.

The victory lifts United up to second, two points behind Liverpool with a game in hand.

United, on 42 points, will go top if they beat Bolton Wanderers this weekend as Liverpool, who have 44, do not play until they host Everton in the Merseyside derby on Monday.