14 May 2009

Man United beat Wigan

10:46 am on 14 May 2009

Michael Carrick's late strike has earned Manchester United a 2-1 victory at Wigan Athletic to move within one point of a third consecutive English Premier League football title.

United trailed into the second half but equalised just past the hour mark with an exquisite piece of skill from substitute Carlos Tevez.

The visitors pressed for a winner and Carrick lashed home a shot from just outside the penalty area in the 86th minute to put Alex Ferguson's side six points clear of Liverpool with two games remaining.

A draw against Arsenal at Old Trafford this weekend will be enough to wrap up a record-equalling 18th English title for United.