Manchester United Beats Wolves With Last-Minute Goal; Bolton Defeats Spurs

Ji-Sung Park scored in second-half stoppage time to give Manchester United a 2-1 win over Wolverhampton in English soccer’s Premier League.

Park scored both goals at Old Trafford as United moved ahead of Arsenal into second place, two points behind Chelsea.

Bolton beat Tottenham 4-2, Blackburn defeated Wigan 2-1 and Sunderland beat Stoke 2-0. Fulham scored late to draw 1-1 with Aston Villa, Birmingham rallied to tie West Ham 2-2, while Blackpool and Everton also drew 2-2.

Park gave United the victory in the third of four stoppage minutes when he carried the ball into the area and fired a shot past goalkeeper Marcus Hahnemann inside the near post.

Park had put the hosts in front just before halftime when he scored off a pass from Darren Fletcher. Sylvan Ebanks-Blake then tied the game for Wolves, who remain next-to-last in the standings, in the 66th minute.

United is the only unbeaten team in the league and moves into second place with 23 points. League leader Chelsea visits Liverpool tomorrow, while Arsenal hosts Newcastle.

Kevin Davies scored two goals against Tottenham as Bolton extended its unbeaten run at home in the league to 11 games. The win moves Wanderers into fifth place ahead of Spurs, Sunderland and West Brom on goal difference.

Gretar Steinsson also scored as Bolton took a 3-0 lead before Tottenham rallied with goals from Alan Hutton and Roman Pavlyuchenko. Martin Petrov then clinched the victory with a goal in stoppage time.

Bottom Three

Asamoah Gyan scored both goals as Sunderland maintained its unbeaten home record by defeating Stoke. Morten Gamst Pedersen and Jason Roberts had the goals as Blackburn beat Wigan to move out of relegation places at the bottom of the standings and drop the Latics into the bottom three.

Brede Hangeland’s header in stoppage time gave Fulham the home draw with Aston Villa, which got a first-half goal from Marc Albrighton.

Birmingham got scores from Cameron Jerome and Liam Ridgewell to wipe out a two-goal deficit and draw with West Ham. Frederic Piquionne and Valon Behrami scored for the Hammers, who remain last in the standings with seven points from 11 games.

Everton rallied to tie at Blackpool and extend its unbeaten run to six games. Tim Cahill and Seamus Coleman scored for the Toffees, with Neal Eardley and David Vaughn getting the Blackpool goals.

West Brom hosts Manchester City in tomorrow’s other game.

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