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Utd leave it late to stay top

Utd leave it late to stay top

Man Utd remain top of the league on goal difference as they left it late at Reading to beat the Royals 2-0 with goals through Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney.

Rooney's 77th minute strike and Ronaldo's 23rd of the season on the final whistle proved vital as nearest challengers Arsenal won 3-0 at relegation strugglers Fulham and Chelsea also squeezed out a 1-0 victory at Birmingham.

It took a moment of magic from Argentine Carlos Tevez to supply a killing pass for Rooney to score his sixth league goal of the season while Reading's Kevin Doyle went close with a header before Ronaldo scored on a breakaway.

Reading played their part in an entertaining match at their Madejski Stadium and often troubled United, but Rooney provided a vital breakthrough and as the home side searched desperately for an equalizer, Ronaldo sealed the three points.