Wayne Rooney at double as Manchester United sink spirited Southampton

United boss Ferguson could hardly have selected a more attack-minded line-up but once again his defence let him down as the league leaders fell behind after two minutes.

updated: January 31, 2013 10:58 IST
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Manchester: Wayne Rooney scored twice to cancel out Jay Rodriguez's opener as Manchester United moved seven points clear at the top of the Premier League with a 2-1 victory over Southampton on Wednesday.

Alex Ferguson's side have now won 11 of their 12 home matches in the league this season.

But for the 12th time in the current league campaign they fell behind when Rodriguez made the most of a David de Gea error to open the scoring.

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