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Paul Scholes Wins Manchester Derby For United Over City

Paul Scholes celebrates after scoring a goal for Manchester United
Paul Scholes celebrates after scoring a goal for Manchester United
Paul Scholes guided home a stoppage time header to give keep Manchester United’s title hopes alive after the visitors beat Manchester City 1-0 at Eastlands.

With the game look dead set for a draw, Scholes popped up to score a free header beyond the diving Shay Given after he was left un-marked in the six-yard box.

Patrice Evra provided the cross from the left hand side after receiving the ball from Gabriel Obertan.

The win means that United kept the pressure on leaders Chelsea who will face Tottenham in a late kick-off today.

Chelsea now have a one point lead at the summit.

Earlier, Wayne Rooney gave Manchester United a boost by returning to the side starting line-up.

Rooney was left frustrated in the first half, however, after returning from an ankle injury.

The England striker should have made the breakthrough in the 41st minute but dragged his effort wide.

Cristiano Ronaldo On Tagert In Real Madrid Win Over Almeria

Never Gave Up; Cristiano Ronaldo Leads Real Madrid To Important Win Over Almeria

By Victor Lopez

Real Madrid kept their title hopes alive with a come-from-behind victory over Almeria on Thursday.

The masterful Cristiano Ronaldo and Van der Vaart were the goalscorers for the visitors, while Albert Crusat netted for losing hosts.

Against the run of play Crusat put the home side ahead in the lead with a neat-looking finish in the 14th minute of play. Kalu Uche fired a low cross into the box and Crusat had no trouble firing passed Iker Casillas in the Real Madrid goal for a 1-0 lead.

But it did not took long for Real to respond, and it was Ronaldo who got his name on this score sheet with a brilliant solo run after he received the ball at the top of the box.

Striker Gonzalo Higuaín and Guti both had good chances but failed to finish them off.

The winner came, however, in the the 69th minute from Rafael Van der Vaart left-footer as the visitors completed the turnaround.

The win kept Madrid with pace of leaders Barcelona who now hold a three-point advantage at the summit.

St Johnstone Lead Rangers 3-1 At HT

St Johnstone boasted a shock 3-1 lead over Rangers at half-time in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League at McDiarmid Park.

The home side raced into a 2-0 lead when Cillian Sheridan and Chris Millar both netted in the opening 12 minutes.

Rangers hit back through Sasa Papac but Saints restored their advantage thanks to a Liam Craig header.

Rangers named an unchanged side from the one who romped to victory against Hearts at the weekend for their rearranged Clydesdale Bank Premier League game against St Johnstone.

The match fell victim to a frozen pitch back in February and was the subject of another pitch inspection this afternoon as the Scottish champions bid to move 13 points clear at the summit.