English Premier League Roundup, Mar. 6

Paul Scholes’ 100th Premier League goal sent Manchester United back

to the top of the table as they beat Wolves 1-0.

The Red Devils laboured badly at times without injured

talisman Wayne Rooney, who Sir Alex Ferguson rates as “a big doubt”

for Wednesday’s Champions League return with AC Milan.

And they were hugely relieved when Sam Vokes blazed a clear

opportunity over in stoppage time.

The victory took United two points clear of Chelsea at the

top, though the Blues have a game in hand.

Earlier, Arsenal moved level on points with the Blues after a

3-1 victory over battling Burnley at the Emirates Stadium.

Arsene Wenger’s side took the lead in the 34th minute through

Cesc Fabregas but Burnley levelled in the 50th minute when David

Nugent pounced to make the most of some hesitancy in the home

defence.

Arsenal grabbed a second 10 minutes later when England winger

Theo Walcott took a pass from Nicklas Bendtner to put the Gunners

ahead. Andrey Arshavin completed the scoring in added time to leave

Burnley rooted just one place off the bottom.

In the afternoon’s only other game, Bolton leapfrogged West

Ham with a fine 2-1 success over their struggling rivals at Upton

Park.

Bolton had not won on the road since last September but Owen

Coyle’s side were two ahead inside the first 16 minutes when goals

from Kevin Davies and Arsenal loanee Jack Wilshere stunned the home

side.

West Ham tried to fightback but Alessandro Diamanti’s

84th-minute strike was too little too late for Gianfranco Zola’s

side.