Wayne Rooney Hat Trick Video: Manchester United Beats West Ham 4-2
LONDON — Wayne Rooney’s hat trick kept Manchester United on track to win the English Premier League with a 4-2 comeback victory over West Ham on Saturday. Chelsea’s hopes of retaining the title were hurt by a 1-1 tie at Stoke.
Chelsea, in third place, needed a 33rd-minute header by Didier Drogba to escape with a draw against a club in the middle of the standings. Rooney’s first hat trick in 14 months allowed Man United to bounce back from a 2-0 halftime deficit, boosting their chances for a record 19th English championship.