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United and Chelsea warm up with victories

Published: Saturday 9 April 2011, 18.49CET
Manchester United FC's lead is in double figures after a 2-0 defeat of Fulham FC on a day when UEFA Champions League opponents Chelsea FC overcame Wigan Athletic FC 1-0.
United and Chelsea warm up with victories
Patrice Evra congratulates United team-mate Dimitar Berbatov ©Getty Images
Published: Saturday 9 April 2011, 18.49CET

United and Chelsea warm up with victories

Manchester United FC's lead is in double figures after a 2-0 defeat of Fulham FC on a day when UEFA Champions League opponents Chelsea FC overcame Wigan Athletic FC 1-0.

Goals from Dimitar Berbatov and Antonio Valencia earned Manchester United FC a 2-0 victory against Fulham FC which extended their Premier League lead to ten points.

With second-placed Arsenal FC, who now have two games in hand, not playing until Sunday when they visit Blackpool FC, United took full advantage. Berbatov's 21st league goal of the season on 12 minutes was added to just after the half-hour mark when Valencia headed in from close range.

Chelsea FC warmed up for the second leg of their UEFA Champions League quarter-final against United on Wednesday by defeating relegation-threatened Wigan Athletic FC 1-0, Florent Malouda (67) landing the decisive blow. That lifted the Blues above Manchester City FC into third and within a point of Arsenal. Tottenham Hotspur FC, in fifth, continued their pursuit of a top-four finish with a 3-2 home win against Stoke City FC.

Elsewhere, Everton FC triumphed 3-0 at second-bottom Wolverhampton Wanderers FC, while Daniel Sturridge continued his fine form for Bolton Wanderers FC with two of their goals in a 3-0 defeat of West Ham United FC. West Bromwich Albion FC, meanwhile, eased their relegation worries with a 3-2 success at Sunderland AFC, and Blackburn Rovers against Birmingham City FC ended 1-1.

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09/04/2011

Man. UnitedMan. United2-0FulhamFulham

Berbatov 12, Valencia 32

Venue: Manchester

09/04/2011

BlackburnBlackburn1-1BirminghamBirmingham

Hoilett 45+7

Bowyer 32

Venue: Blackburn

09/04/2011

BoltonBolton3-0West HamWest Ham

Lee Chung-Yong 20, Sturridge 14, 51

Venue: Bolton

09/04/2011

TottenhamTottenham3-2StokeStoke

Modrić 18, Crouch 11, 34

Etherington 27, Jones 41

Venue: London

09/04/2011

ChelseaChelsea1-0WiganWigan

Malouda 67

Venue: London

09/04/2011

SunderlandSunderland2-3West BromWest Brom

Shorey 10 (o.g.), Bardsley 31

Odemwingie 29, Mulumbu 54, Scharner 72

Venue: Sunderland

09/04/2011

WolvesWolves0-3EvertonEverton

Beckford 21, P. Neville 39, Bilyaletdinov 45

Venue: Wolverhampton

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