Rooney header sends United top in Group B

first_imgA thumping header from Wayne Rooney ended Manchester United’s scoring drought and secured a 1-0 Champions League victory over CSKA Moscow as they went top of Group B on Tuesday.United had seemed to be heading for a fourth successive goalless draw before Rooney met a Jesse Lingard cross and sent a bullet header soaring past CSKA keeper Igor Akinfeev and into the roof of the net in the 79th minute.Despite dominating possession throughout the Old Trafford encounter, the home team had struggled to break down the resilient Russians whose own attacking ambitions were limited to infrequent counter attacks.United, who had previously failed to score in Premier League encounters against ManchesterCity and Crystal Palace as well as a League Cup clash against second tier Middlesbrough, mustered little more than half chances until Rooney’s winner.Sevilla 1Manchester City 3Real Madrid 1PSG 0Shakhtar Donetsk 4Malmo 0PSV 2Wolfsburg 0Astana 0Atletico Madrid 0Benfica 2Galatasaray 1B. M’gladbach 1Juventus 1last_img

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