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United maintain seven-point lead over City

Published: Saturday 29 December 2012, 18.15CET
Premier League leaders Manchester United FC beat West Bromwich Albion FC 2-0 to stay seven points clear of Manchester City FC, while Arsenal FC hit seven against Newcastle United FC.

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Published: Saturday 29 December 2012, 18.15CET

United maintain seven-point lead over City

Premier League leaders Manchester United FC beat West Bromwich Albion FC 2-0 to stay seven points clear of Manchester City FC, while Arsenal FC hit seven against Newcastle United FC.

Manchester United FC remain seven points clear at the Premier League summit following a 2-0 victory against West Bromwich Albion FC.

United came from behind three times to beat Newcastle United FC on Boxing Day, but enjoyed a far more comfortable ride against West Brom. A Gareth McAuley own goal put Sir Alex Ferguson's side in front on nine minutes and Robin van Persie secured the points with a curling shot late on.

Second-placed Manchester City FC, beaten by Sunderland AFC on Wednesday, played the whole second half with ten men following Samir Nasri's dismissal but nevertheless won 4-3 against Norwich City FC. Edin Džeko had put City two up with two goals inside the opening four minutes.

Tottenham Hotspur FC, meanwhile, are third, six points shy of City, having come from behind to beat Sunderland, Aaron Lennon scoring the winner. Arsenal FC are fifth following an extraordinary 7-3 victory against Newcastle United FC. Theo Walcott struck a hat-trick in the joint-second highest-scoring game in Premier League history.

Elsewhere, Stoke City FC came from 3-1 down to draw 3-3 with Southampton FC, Wigan Athletic FC won 3-0 at fellow strugglers Aston Villa FC and Reading FC defeated West Ham United FC 1-0.

Last updated: 04/12/13 7.36CET

Results

English Premier League 2012/13

Matches
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Last updated: 16/01/2013 17:47 CET

29/12/2012

ArsenalArsenal7-3NewcastleNewcastle

Walcott 20, 73, 90+1, Oxlade-Chamberlain 50, Podolski 64, Giroud 84, 87

Ba 43, 69, Marveaux 59

Venue: London

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FulhamFulham1-2SwanseaSwansea

Ruiz 56

Graham 19, De Guzmán 52

Venue: London

29/12/2012

ReadingReading1-0West HamWest Ham

Pogrebnyak 5

Venue: Reading

29/12/2012

Aston VillaAston Villa0-3WiganWigan

Ramis 3, Boyce 52, Koné 56

Venue: Birmingham

29/12/2012

StokeStoke3-3SouthamptonSouthampton

Jones 16, Upson 67, Jerome 90

Lambert 10, Rodriguez 24, Wilkinson 36 (o.g.)

Venue: Stoke

29/12/2012

Man. UnitedMan. United2-0West BromWest Brom

McAuley 9 (o.g.), Van Persie 90

Venue: Manchester

29/12/2012

NorwichNorwich3-4Man. CityMan. City

Pilkington 15, Martin 63, 75

Džeko 2, 4, Agüero 50

Venue: Norwich

29/12/2012

SunderlandSunderland1-2TottenhamTottenham

O'Shea 40

Cuéllar 48 (o.g.), Lennon 51

Venue: Sunderland

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