Manchester United wins 2-1

Updated: 25 February 2007 10:38 IST

Wayne Rooney scored two goals for Manchester United to beat Sheffield United 2-1 and maintain its three-point lead atop the Premier League.

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Wayne Rooney scored two goals for Manchester United to beat Sheffield United 2-1 and maintain its three-point lead atop the Premier League. Rooney scored in the 30th and 75th minutes, rallying the Red Devils who fell behind to a 13th-minute goal by Keith Gillespie. It was Man United's seventh straight league victory. Two-time defending champion Chelsea kept winning too, beating West Ham 1-0 at Stamford Bridge on Geremi's 22nd-minute free kick. Chelsea has never lost at Stamford Bridge in 51 games under manager Jose Mourinho. Manchester United has 34 points, three more than Chelsea. Portsmouth moved into third place with 23 points, rallying for a 2-1 victory on a late penalty in the 89th by Lomana LuaLua. Arsenal slipped further off the pace, drawing 1-1 at home against struggling Newcastle for 22 points. Kieron Dyer gave the Magpies a 1-0 lead in the 30th, and Thierry Henry -- rested in the first half by manager Arsene Wenger -- equalised in the 70th. (AP)

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