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Manchester United beat West Ham 1-0

Manchester United moved two points clear of Liverpool at the top of the Premier League with a 1-0 win over West Ham at Upton Park. Veteran winger Ryan Giggs rolled back the years with a mazy run and smart finish to earn his side a valuable three points on the road.

The Hammers struggled to break down United's rearguard, with Edwin van der Sar not having to do much to earn his thirteenth successive and record breaking clean sheet. Sir Alex Ferguson's squad looks to have so much strength in depth as well as the perfect balance between youth and experience that the Red Devils must be odds on favourites to lift their third successive Premier League title.

While Rooney and Ronaldo garner most of the headlines these days at Old Trafford, it was United's two senior servants that combined to make the breakthrough. Paul Scholes had the vision to pick out Giggs on the left wing and the winger dummied his way past Carlton Cole and Scott Parker before rolling a pinpoint shot past Robert Green in the Hammers' goal.

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