A goal from Wayne Rooney helped Man United to open a ten point lead at the top of the table.
Manchester United overcame a floodlight failure to win 1-0 at Fulham through a late Wayne Rooney goal on Saturday as Alex Ferguson’s side went 10 points clear at the top of the Premier League.
An open first half saw the woodwork rattled four times, with Bryan Ruiz hitting the post for Fulham, while Patrice Evra, Fulham defender Brede Hangeland and Rooney all sent the ball against the frame of the hosts’ goal.
A floodlight failure in the 43rd minute plunged Craven Cottage into darkness and forced the players off the pitch, but they returned to complete the first half after the lights came back on.
Rooney netted the winner in the 79th minute, haring down the inside-left channel and steering the ball into the bottom-right corner to send United well clear of second-place Manchester City, who host Liverpool on Sunday.
“It’s always difficult coming here and they made it hard for us,” said Rooney. “We hit the post and bar three times in the first half, but we had to keep believing. We know we can create chances.
“We are in a good postion of course, but we are not going to get carried away.”