United hammer Chelsea to move into third

Manchester United have this afternoon hammered Chelsea to move into third place in the Premier League title. Sir Alex Ferguson's men ran out 3-0 winners at Old Trafford to move just five points behind leaders Liverpool with two games in hand.

Nemanja Vidic opened the scoring with just seconds left in the first-half. Ryan Giggs' corner was glanced on by Dimitar Berbatov at the near post to Vidic who was waiting on the edge of the six-yard box to head home the opener.

United doubled their lead just after the hour mark when Wayne Rooney got on the end of a lovely Patrice Evra cross. And the home side weren't finished just yet. Summer signing Dimitar Bertbatov made it three with just minutes to go when he directed a Cristiano Ronaldo free-kick beyond Petr Cech in the Chelsea goal.

Impressive result for United. Personally, I thought this was going to be a close encounter between two terrific sides, however United made it look so easy. Chelsea never really looked like getting anything from the game and this result will no doubt leave the Blues felling humiliated. Elsewhere today, Tottenham were beaten 1-0 away at Wigan.