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Sunday, April 09, 2006

Still alive after beating Arsenal

A great performance of United and a young alternative team in the front side helped to get the 2-0 victory over Arsenal. Wayne Rooney and Ji-Sung Park scored for this important Manchester United win.

Young British star Rooney controlled Mikael Silvestre's brilliant cross before shooting past Jens Lehmann and later crossed for Park to score from close range.

In fact, Lehmann had superbly saved from Rooney twice before his goal, while Kolo Toure appeared to divert a strike from the forward on to the post in a great reaction.

It's important to mention that this result means Sir Alex Ferguson's team move back to within seven points of Chelsea, who defeated West Ham 4-1 earlier on Sunday.

Manchester United have five matches left to catch the reigning champions, including a match at Stamford Bridge against Jose Mourinho's side.

However, the victory over Arsenal means United are assured of finishing in the top four - and thus qualifying for next season's Champions League. Good news for Ferguson's team, eliminated form the current Champions League at an early stage.