Rooney`s hattrick sinks Bolton
A hattrick to Wayne Rooney helped Manchester United to a four nil win at Bolton Wanderers and put them back on top of the English Premier football ladder.
Rooney, who has not scored since the first day of the season, struck after 10, 16 and 89 minutes and Cristiano Ronaldo also netted as United inflicted a first home defeat on Bolton.
United are on 25 points, ahead on goal difference of Chelsea, who won 2-0 at Sheffield United earlier thanks to goals from midfield duo Frank Lampard and Michael Ballack either side of halftime.
Bolton are third on 20 with Portsmouth up to fourth on 19 after a 3-1 home triumph over Reading.