Manchester United Stunned by Blackburn
Old Trafford, England
Manchester United's legendary manager Alex Feguson was unable to celebrate his 70th birthday, as his team was stunned by Blackburn, 3-2, at Old Trafford.
Man U lost to a club 34 points below it in the standings, thanks to a header from Hanley with 10 minutes left in the contest.
Manchester United, surprised to be down 2-0, tied the tilt at 2-2 on a pair of goals by Dimitar Berbatov.
Ayegbeni Yakubu scored the first two goals for Blackburn, including one off a penalty kick in the 16th minute.
Grant Hanley scored in the 80th minute to lift Blackburn to victory.
"Obviously it's a disappointment, we never expected that," Ferguson told ESPN. "We lost two terrible goals in a game, you can't do that in games like this."
Rovers Manager Steve Kean thanked Ferguson for his kind words during tough times.
"Sir Alex left a long message and I called him back," Kean told The Guardian. "We had a good chat and I was very appreciative of his message of support, along with most other managers who have been in contact. Sir Alex's enthusiasm and appetite is an inspiration to any young manager and coach."
Tottenham was held to a 1-1 draw at Swansea and remains in third, six points behind United.
Arsenal posted a 1-0 victory over Queens Park to move into fourth. Chelsea dropped out of the top four with a 3-1 home loss to Aston Villa.
In other action Norwich tied Fulham, 1-1, Bolton played to a 1-1 draw against Wolverhampton Wanderers and Wigan battled back with 10-men for a 2-2 tie against Stoke.
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