Rooney hands United advantage

06 April 2011 10:30
Wayne Rooney was a TV star once more - this time for all the right reasons as his clinical first-half goal gave Manchester United a 1-0 Champions League triumph over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Rooney went into the quarter-final first-leg tie still not knowing what his punishment will be for the four-letter outburst at West Ham on Saturday. But the uncertainty didn't affect him as he took full advantage of a superb piece of skill by Ryan Giggs to give United their first win at Stamford Bridge in 2002 and put them in pole position to reach the semi-final at Old Trafford next week. Chelsea are not out of it. Indeed, a repeat of the 2-1 success on their last trip to Old Trafford 12 months ago will be enough to send through. However, they will have to do far better in front of goal - and £50million man Fernando Torres in particular must start scoring after yet another ineffective display ended with an injury-time yellow card for diving.

Source: PA