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Premier League photos

Rooney makes it 1-0 to Man Utd

Man Utd 2-0 Portsmouth: The hosts get off to a great start when Wayne Rooney scores from close range after only nine minutes

Neville leaves the pitch

Soon after, however, Sir Alex Ferguson has to bring on John O'Shea after Gary Neville picks up an injury which forces him off

Fletcher and Hayden Mullins contest possession

Darren Fletcher is among those who go close for United as they dominate the remainder of the half without adding to their score

Giggs goes close for Man Utd

Portsmouth keeper David James has to come out quickly to stop Ryan Giggs and Cristiano Ronaldo in the opening stages of the second half

O'Shea goes close with a header

Having nearly scored before the interval, O'Shea also succumbs to injury and is replaced by Rafael Da Silva

Crouch shields the ball from Nemanja Vidic

Peter Crouch has a couple of efforts for the visitors but they either go wide or find the waiting hands of Edwin Van der Sar

Carrick prepares to score Man Utd's second

Michael Carrick wrap-ups a 2-0 win with an 82nd-minute goal as Man Utd move three points clear at the top

Jo goes close for Everton

Chelsea 0-0 Everton: A fine early chance falls to the Toffees' on-loan striker Jo but Petr Cech denies him

Anelka looks to get past Segundo Castillo

With 15 Premier League goals so far this season, Chelsea's Nicolas Anelka pushes forward in the hope of adding more to his total

Cahill evades Alex's tackle

Another player to pose a goal threat is Australian midfielder Tim Cahill but he too fails to beat Cech with a low shot

Yobo and Malouda tangle at Stamford Bridge

Defender Joseph Yobo tangles with Florent Malouda as he looks to prevent the Chelsea player from breaking the deadlock

Cech and Cole have words

At the other end, Ashley Cole has words with Cech after he unnecessarily gives away a corner

Terry launches a shot from 35 yards

The Blues' need for a goal prompts John Terry to come forward and he brings the best out of Tim Howard with a long-range shot

Howard watches the ball go over his goal

Guus Hiddink's side have a number of chances in the closing minutes but Everton keep them out to virtually end Chelsea's title bid



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see also
Man Utd 2-0 Portsmouth
22 Apr 09 |  Premier League
Chelsea 0-0 Everton
22 Apr 09 |  Premier League


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