10 Sep '11, 7pm

Football: Rooney treble as magical United destroy Bolton

Football: Rooney treble as magical United destroy Bolton

BOLTON - Wayne Rooney's second consecutive hat-trick saw Manchester United reclaim top spot in the Premier League after losing it to Manchester City for just a few hours. Rooney, who scored a treble in the 8-2 demolition of Arsenal, scored twice before the break to set Sir Alex Ferguson's side on the way to eclipsing the efforts of closest rivals City, who had beaten Wigan 3-0 earlier in the day. The England striker scored his third in the second half as his efforts, along with a brace from Javier Hernandez, mean United have scored 18 times in their four opening league games. Both Manchester clubs have signalled that this year's duel for the title will be a two-horse race, but it is United who lead the way at this early stage on goal difference. It was an afternoon where the old guard shone alongside a new generation of stars as Rooney combined brilliantly with Hernandez a...

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