Rooney Eventually Scores From Open Play (highlights)

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Man Utd 3-1 Aston Villa 

Wayne Rooney scored twice to help Manchester United maintain their five-point lead at the top of the Premier League with a win over Aston Villa.

Rooney opened the scoring emphatically within a minute with a powerful strike that followed sublime control.

He then sidefooted home an inviting Nani cross on the stoke of half-time.

Darren Bent slotted in a Stewart Downing cross to give Villa hope but that was ended when defender Nemanja Vidic thumped in United's third.

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