Blackburn stuns Man United 3-2 in Premier League
Updated: December 31, 2011, 09:54
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MANCHESTER, England(AP) Blackburn pulled off the biggest surprise of the Premier League season so far by stunning Manchester United 3-2 at Old Trafford on Saturday to ruin Alex Ferguson's 70th birthday.
United had erased a 2-0 deficit through two second-half goals by Dimitar Berbatov, but Grant Hanley took advantage of a mistake by goalkeeper David de Gea to score the winner from a corner in the 80th minute.
It was Hanley's first career goal for Blackburn, and cost United a chance to end the year atop the standings as it remained behind crosstown rival Manchester City on goal difference.
Ayegbeni Yakubu had scored the first two for Blackburn, with a first-half penalty and a low shot past De Gea in the 51st.