Hull City 2
Manchester United 3
ECHOES of their glorious history have been few and far between for Manchester United this season but, for once, they rewound the clock to happier days.
Comebacks form part of their rich heritage and, after they trailed 0-2 at Hull with events seemingly conspiring against them, they rallied in time-honoured fashion. They conjured three goals and three points to secure a fifth successive win.
United's past played a part in their triumph, too, albeit in unexpected fashion. James Chester made a solitary first-team appearance for them before joining Hull. The centre-back had opened the scoring against his old employers but ended up handing them victory. He defeated his own goalkeeper, Steve Harper, with an emphatic header from Ashley Young's cross.
In Chester's defence, he was worried about the lurking Wayne Rooney.
That, too, told a tale. He led the United revival on a landmark occasion for him and a significant one for another old Evertonian, David Moyes.
The striker scored his 150th Premier League goal since swopping Merseyside for Manchester while the Scot delivered a win that, in its own way, was reminiscent of some of the watching Alex Ferguson's triumphs.
Often accused of being cautious, Moyes gambled after going two goals behind. Winger Antonio Valencia, who was sent off in the final minute for dissent, went to right-back and Rooney spent a spell in midfield in a hugely attacking team. It was a positive response to a poor start.