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United stay six points ahead of Manchester City

Published: Saturday 15 December 2012, 18.08CET
It is as you were at the summit after 3-1 victories for both Manchester clubs, while Queens Park Rangers FC earned their first Premier League win at the 17th attempt this season.

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Published: Saturday 15 December 2012, 18.08CET

United stay six points ahead of Manchester City

It is as you were at the summit after 3-1 victories for both Manchester clubs, while Queens Park Rangers FC earned their first Premier League win at the 17th attempt this season.

There is no change at the top of the Premier League after leaders Manchester United FC beat Sunderland AFC 3-1 and Manchester City FC overcame Newcastle United FC by the same scoreline.

Picking up from where he left off last weekend, in-form Robin van Persie dealt Sunderland an early blow. Tom Cleverley proved similarly clinical minutes later after a neat one-two with Michael Carrick, and Van Persie turned provider for Wayne Rooney to put the contest to bed just before the hour. Frazier Campbell nodded in a consolation.

Sergio Agüero scored a simple early opener for Roberto Mancini's charges at St James' Park, a lead doubled before the break by Javi García's header. Newcastle pulled one back shortly after the restart when Demba Ba nodded in his 11th goal of the season, but Yaya Touré scrambled in a third to put the game beyond the Magpies, for whom it was a sixth reverse in seven matches.

Elsewhere, Adel Taarabt scored two as Queens Park Rangers FC defeated west London rivals Fulham FC 2-1 for their first win of the season, while a Christian Benteke double helped Aston Villa FC to a 3-1 triumph at Liverpool FC. Stoke City FC drew 1-1 with Everton FC and Norwich City FC won 2-1 against Wigan Athletic FC.

Last updated: 04/12/13 7.37CET

Results

English Premier League 2012/13

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 20/12/2012 15:51 CET

15/12/2012

StokeStoke1-1EvertonEverton

Jones 52

Shawcross 36 (o.g.)

Venue: Stoke

15/12/2012

NorwichNorwich2-1WiganWigan

Pilkington 15, Hoolahan 64

Maloney 51

Venue: Norwich

15/12/2012

QPRQPR2-1FulhamFulham

Taarabt 52, 68

Petrić 88

Venue: London

15/12/2012

LiverpoolLiverpool1-3Aston VillaAston Villa

Gerrard 87

Benteke 29, 51, Weimann 40

Venue: Liverpool

15/12/2012

Man. UnitedMan. United3-1SunderlandSunderland

Van Persie 16, Cleverley 19, Rooney 59

Campbell 72

Venue: Manchester

15/12/2012

ChelseaChelsea-SouthamptonSouthampton
Venue: London

15/12/2012

NewcastleNewcastle1-3Man. CityMan. City

Ba 51

Agüero 10, Javi García 39, Y. Touré 78

Venue: Newcastle

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