Javier Hernandez grabbed two goals in today's game.

Premier League, Week 29: Manchester United Crush Wolves To Go Four Points Clear

Manchester United crushed Wolves 5-0 at Molineux to go four points clear at the top of the Premier League while Wolves find themselves stranded at the bottom of the league.

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Newcastle United Vs. Norwich City, 2012 Premier League: Papiss Cisse Grabs Three Points For Magpies

Newcastle United were absolutely fantastic on Sunday evening, even if the final score of their match against Norwich City doesn't quite reflect that. They were well on top for the entire game and very easily could have scored five or six goals if not for a unbelievable performance by John Ruddy. Even though his team lost, he was almost undoubtedly the man of the match as he made nine saves to keep his team in the match until the very end.

Ultimately, his team couldn't capitalize on his brilliance, and Newcastle went on to win 1-0 at St. James' Park. Tim Krul was solid in the other net, making multiple great saves of his own, but he simply didn't have to deal with the barrage of shots that Ruddy did. The Magpies had 10 shots on target and 60 percent of the possession.

The one goal that they did score came in the 11th minute, scored by Papiss Cisse. Jonas Gutierrez provided the assist, swinging a great cross into the center of the box from the left. Cisse made a cutting run in front of Zak Whitbread and poked home with a half-volley finish, scoring what would be the only goal in a game that probably should have ended something like 5-3 to Newcastle.

For more on the Magpies, head over to Newcastle United blog Coming Home Newcastle.


Wolves Vs. Manchester United, 2012 Premier League: Five Star United Sink Sorry Wolves

Manchester United condemned Wolves to the bottom of the Premier League and walked away from Molineux with a 5-0 win having barely got out of second gear for the majority of the game. The Red Devils are now four points clear at the top of the league and flying while Wolves looked like a team who already knew their fate for this season.

Contrary to the scoreline however, the game started off pretty well for Wolves as they kept their shape well and made Manchester United work for it in the opening 20 minutes, but when Jonny Evans opened the scoring it was all downhill for the hosts.

Wayne Rooney's corner was easily played back into the danger zone by Michael Carrick for Evans to smash the ball home, unmarked from inside the six-yard area. The goal was Evans' first in a United shirt, and marked United's 100th goal in all competitions this season.

Steven Fletcher wasted a dangerously placed freekick for Wolves in the first half, but that was really as good as it got for them as in the 38th minute Ronald Zubar was sent off for a second bookable offence. The dismissal was well deserved too as the Frenchman went in late and needlessly on Rooney earlier on, and then clattered Danny Welbeck near the half way line for his second.

From then on it was nothing but United, and they extended their lead to 3-0 in the final 4 minutes of the half. Antonio Valencia, who was enjoying the freedom of the Black Country, and going past Stephen Ward at will, broke on the counter attack. The Ecuadorian just kept going, and going, and going some more until he was six yards out and fired past Wayne Hennessey.

Valencia turned provider for the third goal when he crossed for Welbeck, who kept his placed effort low and out of Hennessey's grasp.

With United eight goals down on rivals Manchester City, the Red Devils seemed far from content to come away with just the victory and set about extending their lead after the break.

Rooney's low curing effort was tipped round the post by Hennessey, but from the resulting corner Unite had their fourth goal. Valencia, Carrick and Welbeck knocked the ball about at ease as the corner was taken short, and when you leave Hernandez so open he doesn't even have to jump for the ball only four yards out, you're going to be punished.

On the hour, Hernandez had his second goal and United had their fifth. Wonderful play by Valencia to chip the ball to the far post from the byline, and Hernandez was on hand to steam in at the back post and thunder the ball into the roof of the net.

United continued to press and probe for more goals, but as they did Wolves actually began to get more involved in the game, with Michael Keightly dead set on making the United defence at least work a little, but it was all in vain by this point, as United soaked it up well, and strolled to a very, very easy victory.


Wolves Vs. Manchester United, 2012 Premier League Week 29: Two Teams In Different Battles

Manchester United are trying to stay top of the table while Wolves are trying to stay out of the drop zone.


Wigan Vs. West Bromwich Albion, 2012 Premier League: Latics Miss Chance To Get Off Bottom

Because of the poor play of the teams around them, Wigan Athletic had a chance to get off the bottom place in the Premier League and out of the drop zone with a victory against West Bromwich Albion on Saturday. They had plenty of opportunities to do so, but have been forced to settle for a 1-1 draw.

It was a performance that was a fantastic reflection of Wigan's entire season. They were the slightly better side and had plenty of chances to score, while WBA struggled to create. The Baggies scored on their only shot on target in the game, while Wigan hit the woodwork three times.

Wigan scored the opener in the 54th minute, through a close-range toe-poke by James McArthur at the end of a scramble. It only took them 10 minutes to throw that lead away. Former Latic Paul Scharner was the man who stole two points away from Wigan, heading in a corner kick from Chris Brunt. The defending on the corner was truly abysmal, as Scharner was allowed an open header on a low ball from less than six yards out.

Incredibly, Wigan are just one point from safety. Blackburn -- a very bad team -- are three points clear of the drop. This truly is a five-way relegation race in which all of the five teams at the bottom could stay up or go down.


Fulham Vs. Swansea, 2012 Premier League: Swans Decimate Cottagers

Fulham got off plenty of shots against Swansea City, but their defense was in absolute shambles. The Swans only needed five shots on target to produce three goals in a fantastic performance at Craven Cottage. Brendan Rodgers' team is now in the top half, thanks to a 3-0 victory.

Gylfi Sigurdsson scored a brace in a fantastic performance. He sent his team into the halftime break up 1-0 with a headed goal in the 36th minute, nodded in from point-blank range. His second goal, scored in the 66th minute, had a slightly higher degree of difficulty. He got onto a cross from Wayne Routledge and placed a great shot into the back of the net from inside the box, building a lead that it seemed Fulham had little chance to come back from.

Joe Allen sealed the big road win for Swansea in the 77th minute, scoring on a fantastic effort from 20-yards out. Fulham's back line was all over the place in this one, and Martin Jol was likely very upset with their performance.


Premier League 2012, Week 29 Preview And Fixtures: Mid-Table Sides Dominate A Short Weekend Schedule

Manchester United and Wigan look to pick up points to improve their standing at opposite ends of the table on a weekend with just four league games thanks to the FA Cup.

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