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Giggs marks no 900 with goal,Scholes also scores in 2-1 win

Old hands Giggs and Scholes power United to vital win over promoted Norwich.

Written by Agencies | London | Published: February 27, 2012 6:56:25 pm

Ryan Giggs capped his 900th match for Manchester United with a stoppage-time winner and fellow veteran Paul Scholes also scored as the champions beat Norwich City 2-1 on Sunday. The win kept them just two points adrift of neighbours and league leaders Manchester City who beat Blackburn Rovers 3-0 on Saturday.

Giggs,38,made his debut for United in 1991 and has played more times for the club than anyone else.

Earlier this month,the Welshman,who has won 12 Premier League titles,four FA Cups,three League Cups and two Champions League winners medals,signed a one-year extension to his contract.

He ended yet another milestone day in his glittering career by converting a cross from Ashley Young to lift the champions to 61 points,two behind City with 12 matches to play.

“It was obviously a special moment,to score late on is always nice and to get the winner is a bonus,” Giggs told reporters.

“To play 900 games for the club I have grown up supporting is special,it’s a great day for me and I am sure there will still be plenty of twists and turns in this title race,” he said.

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.

United led through an early 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.

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