Manchester United rallied to beat Wigan Athletic, 2-1, to move to within one point of clinching a third straight Premier League title. The hero
was Argentine Carlos Tevez
, who expressed a desire to leave the club at the end of the season but scored a brilliant goal to start the comeback. United can
clinch the title with a win or tie at home against Arsenal on Saturday.
Wigan led on a goal by Hugo Rodallega
in the first half but was no match
for the quartet of Dimitar Berbatov
, Wayne Rooney
, Cristiano Ronaldo
Tevez as United pressed to overturn the deficit.
The winning goal, though, came from midfielder Michael Carrick
United fans at the
Wigan game chanted Tevez's name.
"He is a fantastic little player," United manager Sir Alex Ferguson
said. "He knows I want him to stay. I had a
chat with him today, [United chief executive] David Gill
had some meetings today and I'm sure it's progressed further."