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Rooney Inspires Man United Win

Goals from Chris Smalling, Wayne Rooney and a James Chester own-goal gifted Manchester United a 3-2 win over Hull City at the KC Stadium.

The win moves the Red Devils up to sixth in the table, while Hull City remain in 12th position.

Hull opened the scoring in the third minute through James Chester, the defender heading home a corner from Tom Huddlestone.

Hull doubled their lead in the 13th minute through David Meyler, after Johnny Evans mistimed clearance landed at the feet of Meyler, who's shot went in off Evans.

Chris Smalling equalised in the 19th minute, the defender headed past Allan Mcgregor after a Wayne Rooney set piece.

After the goal David Moyes' side grew in confidence and a fine save from McGregor in the 21st minute, denied Tom Cleverly from long range.

Wayne Rooney went from provider to scorer in the 26th minute, after collecting a knock down from Danny Welbeck, the England international smashed home a brilliant volley to bring the visitors level.

Alex Bruce came close to putting the home side in the 61st minute, but the defender's header was only kept out by the woodwork.

United went ahead in the 65th through a James Chester own-goal, the the defender headed the into his own net, following a cross from Ashley Young.

Danny Graham had a chance to equalise in the 87th minute but the striker's header lacked the power to beat David De Gea. 

Man United were reduced to 10 men in the 90th after Antonio Valencia was shown a second yellow for kicking the ball away.

De Gea pulled off a fine save in the dying seconds to deny James Chester.

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