Everton FC 2 - 4 Manchester United
Manchester United roared back from two goals down to take a giant step towards the Barclays Premiership title by beating Everton at Goodison Park. Although the Toffeemen produced a performance club legend Alan Ball would have been proud of on the day football bid farewell to a World Cup hero, it was United who emerged triumphant.
As if to rub salt into the Chelsea wounds, Everton skipper and former Old Trafford stalwart Phil Neville was among the scorers, blasting his old club's equaliser into his own net after John O'Shea had capitalised on Iain Turner's blunder to give United hope.
But it was another 'old boy' who came up with the devastating blow - Wayne Rooney clinching victory with his 23rd goal of the season 12 minutes from time before substitute Chris Eagles finished Everton off in injury-time.
With Chelsea failing to beat Bolton Wanderers at Stamford Bridge, United now have a five-point lead with just three games remaining.
Turner, Hibbert, Yobo, Stubbs, Lescott, Arteta, Neville, Carsley (Van der Meyde, 83), Fernandes, Osman (McFadden, 72), Vaughan (Beattie, 71).Subs not used: Wright, Naysmith.
Van der Sar, O'Shea, Brown, Heinze, Evra (Richardson, 56), Solskjaer (Eagles, 86), Scholes, Carrick, Giggs, Rooney, Smith (Ronaldo, 63).Subs not used: Kuszczak, Lee.