Manchester United are very close to clinch a record 19th English Premier League title after a magnificent 2-1 victory over closest rivals Chelsea FC at a jubilant Old Trafford.
One point from the final two games against relegation-threatened Blackburn next Saturday and Blackpool on the final day of the season will be enough to seal a championship which will take them past the mark Liverpool have been on for so long.
Early goals from Javier Hernandez (inside the first minute) and Nemanja Vidic set Sir Alex Ferguson’s side on the way to a famous win. Despite Frank Lampard’s second-half effort, the Reds thoroughly deserved the three points that leaves the club only one point away from further glory. – Adam Marshall writes on official ManUtd.com
Sir Alex Ferguson felt victory over closest rivals Chelsea was worthy of a couple of bows to the Stretford End as he knows, as do all United’s rivals, the prospect of them not getting over the line now is unthinkable.
“We could have scored six in the second half we had so many chances,” said Ferguson. “I thought we were brilliant. We got a great start, we did really well. It was a good team performance. When they scored there was a bit of nerves about but the fans helped us a lot in the last bit. Credit to the players, they deserved it and hopefully they get their point now.”
It was tight and tense but Rooney could have scored three times in the space of a minute, only to fail to find the finishing touch that would have relaxed the home fans. Then
Hernandez headed over from close range from Valencia’s driven centre with four minutes left as the Reds refused to do things the easy way.
Hearts were in mouths when Torres lined up a shot inside the box with time running out, but the £50million man could only drag it off-target, much to palpable relief. United stand on the brink of yet another title.
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