19 Mar '11, 6pm

Football: Manchester Utd move five points clear

Football: Manchester Utd move five points clear

LONDON: Ten-man Manchester United moved five points clear at the top of the Premier League as Dimitar Berbatov's late goal clinched a 1-0 win over Bolton, while title rivals Arsenal had to settle for a 2-2 draw at West Bromwich Albion on Saturday. With Sir Alex Ferguson watching from the stands as the United boss served the first of his five-match touchline ban, his side's hopes of breaking down an obdurate Bolton defence suffered a blow in the second half when centre-back Jonny Evans was shown a straight red card by referee Andre Marriner for a dangerous tackle on Stuart Holden. But the leaders produced another of their regular late rallies and Bulgarian forward Berbatov came off the bench to bag the 88th minute winner after Bolton goalkeeper Jussi Jaaskelainen spilled Nani's shot. That dramatic late intervention increased United's lead thanks to Arsenal's latest stumble ...

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