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United held by Tottenham but back on top

Published: Sunday 16 January 2011, 20.00CET
Manchester United FC drew with Tottenham Hotspur FC to reclaim top spot from Manchester City FC, who had gone to the summit after a 4-3 win against Wolverhampton Wanderers FC.
United held by Tottenham but back on top
United centre-back Nemanja Vidić blocks Aaron Lennon's effort for Tottenham ©Getty Images
Published: Sunday 16 January 2011, 20.00CET

United held by Tottenham but back on top

Manchester United FC drew with Tottenham Hotspur FC to reclaim top spot from Manchester City FC, who had gone to the summit after a 4-3 win against Wolverhampton Wanderers FC.

Manchester United FC extended their unbeaten Premier League record to 26 matches as they moved back to the top of the table with a goalless draw against Tottenham Hotspur FC.

Ryan Giggs made his 600th top-flight appearance for United, who played the last 16 minutes at White Hart Lane with ten men following the dismissal of Rafael. Sir Alex Ferguson's team, who have not lost in the league since 3 April, are two points clear of third-placed Arsenal FC and ahead of Manchester City FC on goal difference with one and two games in hand respectively.

City, featuring debutant Edin Džeko, had assumed top spot by defeating Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 4-3. Kolo Touré equalised for the home side, with his brother, Yaya, adding the third nine minutes into the second half. Arsenal were 3-0 victors at bottom-of-the-table West Ham United FC, while Chelsea FC ended the weekend above Tottenham in fourth following a 2-0 defeat of Blackburn Rovers FC.

Sunderland AFC, in sixth, were grateful to Asamoah Gyan for salvaging them a point against local rivals Newcastle United FC. Gyan struck in the fourth minute of added time after Kevin Nolan’s opener on 52 minutes. The two other Premier League derbies at the weekend − on Merseyside and in the west Midlands − also ended all square, Liverpool FC drawing 2-2 with Everton FC and Birmingham City FC against Aston Villa FC ending 1-1.

That point for Villa was enough to lift them out of the bottom three above Wigan Athletic FC, who also drew 1-1, with Fulham FC. Elsewhere, West Bromwich Albion FC stopped a run of five successive league defeats with a 3-2 victory against Blackpool FC and Stoke City FC moved level on points with Bolton Wanderers FC in eighth after a 2-0 triumph.

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English Premier League 2010/11

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HomeAway
Last updated: 28/06/2011 14:49 CET

16/01/2011

TottenhamTottenham0-0Man. UnitedMan. United

Venue: London

16/01/2011

LiverpoolLiverpool2-2EvertonEverton

Raul Meireles 29, Kuyt 68 (p)

Distin 46, Beckford 52

Venue: Liverpool

16/01/2011

BirminghamBirmingham1-1Aston VillaAston Villa

Johnson 49

Collins 73

Venue: Birmingham

16/01/2011

SunderlandSunderland1-1NewcastleNewcastle

Gyan 90+4

Nolan 52

Venue: Sunderland

15/01/2011

West HamWest Ham0-3ArsenalArsenal

Walcott 41, Van Persie 13, 77 (p)

Venue: London

15/01/2011

ChelseaChelsea2-0BlackburnBlackburn

Ivanović 57, Anelka 76

Venue: London

15/01/2011

West BromWest Brom3-2BlackpoolBlackpool

Morrison 52, Odemwingie 37, 87

Vaughan 11, Taylor-Fletcher 80

Venue: West Bromwich

15/01/2011

StokeStoke2-0BoltonBolton

Higginbotham 37, Etherington 63 (p)

Venue: Stoke

15/01/2011

Man. CityMan. City4-3WolvesWolves

K. Touré 40, Yaya Touré 54, Tévez 49, 66

Milijaš 12, Doyle 68 (p), Zubar 86

Venue: Manchester

15/01/2011

WiganWigan1-1FulhamFulham

Rodallega 57

A. Johnson 85

Venue: Wigan

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