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Own-goal gives Man United 2-1 victory over Wigan

The victory lifted United into second place in the Premier League with 57 points, two ahead of Liverpool.

india Updated: Mar 07, 2006 15:20 IST
Associated Press
Associated Press

An own-goal by Pascal Chimbonda two minutes into second-half injury time rallied Manchester United to a 2-1 victory at Wigan in the Premier League on Monday.

The victory lifted Man United into second place in the Premier League with 57 points— two ahead of Liverpool. Wigan stayed on 40 points in the middle of the pack.

Cristiano Ronaldo scored for United in the 74th minute, equalizing for Manchester United.

Ronaldo's 11th goal of the season came off a pass from Ruud van Nistelrooy, who had just entered the game three minutes earlier. It was Ronaldo's sixth goal in his last five games.

Wigan, which dominated the first half but failed to score, went ahead on the 60th on Paul Scharner's goal.

Scharner knocked a loose ball into the net after it was cleared off the line by Ryan Giggs.

The loss was another blow for Wigan, who were beaten 4-0 by Man United a week ago in the League Cup final in Cardiff, Wales. Wigan also lost a league match earlier this season to United.

First Published: Mar 07, 2006 15:20 IST