Saturday, April 17, 2010

Scholes made his dramatic goal with only seconds of stoppage time remaining


- Paul Schole 90

**Manchester United moved within a point of Chelsea in the Premier League title race on Saturday thanks to Paul Scholes' injury time winner in a 1-0 victory at Manchester City and Tottenham's 2-1 triumph over the leader.

"The important thing is to maintain the lead at the top of the league," he said. "It is only one point and only three games [to play] but the title is still in our hands. We don't have to be afraid, we have to stay calm and look for the next game against Stoke."

Both teams missed chances in the Manchester derby at Eastlands before Scholes was left unmarked in the City area to head home a cross from Patrice Evra in the third minute of stoppage time.

"We deserved to win the match, no question. But I couldn't see a goal coming," Ferguson said. "I decided to put Scholes a bit further forward and it paid off. He was man-of-the-match today. He was wonderful, he's such a skilful player."

Team Line-Ups:

Manchester City: Given; Onuoha, Kompany, Tourem Bridge; Johnson (Vieira 65), Barry, De Jong (Ireland 79), Bellamy, Tevez, Adebayor (Wright-Phillips 75)

Manchester United: Van der Sar, Neville, Vidic, Evans, Evra; Valencia (Obertan 80), Scholes, Fletcher, Gibson (Nani 59), Giggs, Rooney (Berbatov 74)


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