MANCHESTER: Champions Manchester United edged to a 1-0 win over Fulham at Old Trafford to open up a three point lead at the top of the Premier League.

Wayne Rooney’s 28th goal of the season before the break proved enough. United, seeking a larger win to cut down the difference comparison with neighbours City, were lucky not to concede a penalty when Danny Murphy was felled by Michael Carrick’s challenge in the last minute of normal time.

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