Red Devils march over neighbours

MANCHESTER - Manchester United extended their Premiership lead over champions Chelsea to nine points with a win over neighbours Manchester City on Saturday.

MANCHESTER - Manchester United extended their Premiership lead over champions Chelsea to nine points with a win over neighbours Manchester City on Saturday.

Wayne Rooney turned in Cristiano Ronaldo's cross after five minutes and Louis Saha bundled home a second from a Gabriel Heinze cross on half-time.

City lost injured keeper Nicky Weaver, but Hatem Trabelsi pulled one back with a rising drive after 73 minutes. Ronaldo's late strike sealed the win, before City's Bernardo Corradi was sent off for diving.

Results:

English Premier League:

Blackburn Rovers 1, Newcastle United 3;

Bolton Wanderers 4, West Ham United 0;

Liverpool 4, Fulham 0;

Manchester United 3, Manchester City 1;

Middlesbrough 1, Wigan Athletic 1;

Portsmouth 2, Everton 0;

Tottenham Hotspur 5, Charlton Athletic 1;

Watford 0 Reading 0;

Spanish Primera Liga:

Barcelona 1, Real Sociedad 0; Sevilla 2, Real Madrid 1.

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