12 Feb '11, 6pm

Football: Rooney magic seals United's derby triumph

Football: Rooney magic seals United's derby triumph

LONDON - Wayne Rooney produced a moment of match-winning magic as his stunning overhead kick gave Manchester United a crucial 2-1 victory over Manchester City in Saturday's derby at Old Trafford. United had seen Nani's first-half opener cancelled out after the break when David Silva deflected in an Edin Dzeko shot, but Rooney's spectacular late strike ensured Sir Alex Ferguson's side hold the bragging rights over their bitter rivals. Rooney's sixth goal of the season kept league leaders United four points clear of second placed Arsenal, who beat Wolves 2-0, and eight ahead of third placed City. Ferguson saluted Rooney's winner as the best he had ever seen at Old Trafford. "It was stunning," he said. "We've had some fantastic goals here - Rooney hit a volley against Newcastle some years ago - but in terms of execution you'll never see that." Nani opened the scoring for Unit...

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