|Rooney celebrating after scoring a penalty against West Brom|
Manchester United reached the summit after defeating West Bromwich Albion. Another reason for Man Utd. reaching top was Manchester City getting defeated by Swansea.
This match started with WBA on the front foot. They looked quite comfortable in possession. But after the game settled in it was all Manchester United. Ashley Young was the main source of attack for quite sometime. United missed quite some chances.
But Rooney finally got United a deserved goal as he touched a shot from Hernandez in the 35th minute.
The second half begun pretty much like the first. West Brom started on the front foot. They had a penalty appealed turned down when Patrice Evra got Peter Odemwingie down. It seemed to be a clear penalty shout but Evra was lucky that West Brom weren't awarded a penalty.
Then on 66th minute Jonas Olsson picked up his second booking of the game and thus got sent off. This was for taking Chicharito down.
After this, it was an uphill battle for the visitors. United kept going forward, having a man advantage and created chance after chance for quite some time.
They finally got rewarded when Ashley Young got fouled in West Brom's penalty area. The penalty was coolly taken by Rooney. That goal was 26th goal of Rooney's season.
The goal meant United could afford to sub-off Scholes and so they did. He was replaced by Paul Pogba who was rumored to be heading to Juventus. But this appearance could mean that it was just a rumor. Moreover, this game also saw Tom Cleverly's return from injury which could be a huge boost for the title run in.
Chicharito set up a great cross in 82nd minute only to see Ashley Young not head the ball properly. After the sending off, the game apparently looked over, therefore this miss didn't prove too costly to United.
Just as this games end was approaching, Man City conceded a goal against Manchester City. Thus after the blow of the whistle, the fans went mad. They were all too pretty excited after knowing that this result would mean United would go top of EPL and so they did.
This could proved to be a vital twist in the EPL. But it's not all over yet. Manchester United will have to carry on their good form in EPL if they're to retain EPL this season.
Let's hope they do.