Manchester United have restored their seven-point lead on crosstown rivals Manchester City courtesy of a hard-fought come-from-behind 2-1 victory over Southampton.
The Saints had taken a shock lead through Jay Rodriguez but that proved to be a false dawn for Mauricio Pochettino’s side at Old Trafford.
The lead did not last long as five minutes later Rooney equalised when Shinji Kagawa’s pass released him and he fired into the far corner.
Rooney then went past United legend George Best on 138 league goals scored for the club when he added a second in the 27th minute from close range from Patrice Evra’s headerReading produced an amazing fightback to record a 2-2 draw with Chelsea after the Blues had led by two goals with less than four minutes of regular time remaining.Arsenal 2-2 Liverpool.
Arsenal overcame a tardy start to force a 2-2 draw with Liverpool at the Emirates Stadium after the Reds had taken a two-goal lead.
Everton saw off West Bromwich Albion 2-1 at Goodison Park.