Evergreen Giggs shows United the way

Evergreen Giggs shows United the way

Midfielder slots 90th-minute winner in 900th appearance for Red Devils; Arsenal rally

Ryan Giggs enjoyed a dream 900th appearance with a 90th minute winner in Manchester United's 2-1 victory at Norwich City in the Premier League on Sunday while Arsenal came from behind to thump Tottenham Hotspur 5-2 in an astonishing North London derby.  

United went ahead with a seventh minute header from Paul Scholes but Grant Holt levelled seven minutes from time before Giggs had the last laugh to keep the champions two points behind leaders Manchester City, who beat Blackburn Rovers 3-0 on Saturday.   
Spurs are third on 53 points but endured a miserable day after taking a 2-0 lead at their arch-rivals with a fourth minute goal from Louis Saha and a 34th minute penalty from ex-Arsenal striker Emmanuel Adebayor.  

Arsenal were level by halftime thanks to goals from Bacary Sagna and Robin van Persie, who took his season's tally to 29. The Gunners then added three more in the second half with Theo Walcott scoring twice and Tomas Rosicky grabbing the other.  

Arsenal, whose comeback came before Scott Parker's late red card for Spurs after a
second yellow for a late challenge on Thom Vermaelen, ended the day in fourth place on 46 points, above Chelsea having scored more goals.  

Giggs Glory

Giggs, who made his debut for United in 1991 and is now 38, ended yet another milestone day in his long career by converting a cross from Ashley Young to keep the champions on City's heels. With 12 matches to play City have 63 points and United 61.  

Scholes, who first played with Giggs in a United side 17 years ago and has been in superb form since ending his premature retirement last month, headed home Nani's cross for the first goal.  

While Giggs had another day to remember so did Arsenal, whose erratic form all season meant Spurs were in the unusual position of starting a derby as the favourites.  

Easy for City

On Saturday, Manchester City took another step towards the title when they brushed aside Blackburn Rovers 3-0 for their 18th successive home league win.

There appears to be no stopping City, who won with goals from Mario Balotelli, Sergio Aguero and substitute Edin Dzeko.

Their victory was rarely in doubt after Balotelli ended a swift City counter-attack by thumping home first time after 30 minutes. Aguero made it 2-0 when he took advantage of Rovers goalkeeper Paul Robinson's flap at a corner to fire in from close range after 52 minutes.

Dzeko scored with a superb header after 81 minutes.