Wayne Rooney scored a pair of goals and Paul Scholes made a triumphant return to lead Manchester United to a 3-2 victory over 10-man Manchester City in an FA Cup third-round match Sunday.
United jumped out to a 3-0 lead at the half and held on as City got goals from Aleksandar Kolarov and Sergio Aguero to make things interesting.
The 37-year-old Scholes was playing in his first match since ending his retirement and came on as a substitute in the second half. He helped Man U knock out its rival and defending FA Cup champions before the fourth round for the first time since 2007.
for all its Premier League success, Manchester United has not win the FA Cup since 2004 but have won the trophy a record 11-times.
In other action Sunday, Chelsea advanced with a 4-0 victory over Portsmouth, the 2008 FA Cup winners. Juan Mata gave Chelsea the lead and Ramires added two goals and Frank Lampard also tallied.
Chris Chris O'Grady scored in the 88th minute and goalkeeper Nicky Weaver was outstanding in leading League One Sheffield Wednesday to a 1-0 triumph over West Ham.
Sunderland also advanced to the fourth round with a 2-0 win over Championship side Peterborough. Sebastian Larsson and James McClean scored for the winners.
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