PREMIER LEAGUE: Man Utd hit Fulham for five
Manchester United kept pace with Manchester City at the top of the Premiership following a comprehensive 5-0 away success at hapless Fulham. This was a fully deserved victory for United who showed Fulham how to finish clinically and had raced into a three goal lead by the interval.
This was no more than the visitor's had deserved as they totally dominated a listless Fulham outfit who posed little threat to United's rearguard.
United stay two points behind leaders City whilst Fulham are sliding alarmingly down the table towards a winter relegation battle.
Referee: Mark Halsey
Venue: Craven Cottage Attendance: 25,700
Fulham scorers: Man Utd scorers: Welbeck 5, Nani 28, Giggs 43, Rooney 88 Berbatov 90
TRIBAL ASKS: A definite notice of intent from United that City will not be allowed to stroll to the title unchallenged
Yellow cards: Baird (FUL)