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United on course for title after draw at Newcastle

Published: Tuesday 19 April 2011, 20.43CET
Manchester United FC moved a step closer to claiming the Premier League title following a goalless draw at Newcastle United FC which stretched their lead in the table to seven points.
United on course for title after draw at Newcastle
Newcastle's Mike Williamson helped frustrate Manchester United and Wayne Rooney ©Getty Images
Published: Tuesday 19 April 2011, 20.43CET

United on course for title after draw at Newcastle

Manchester United FC moved a step closer to claiming the Premier League title following a goalless draw at Newcastle United FC which stretched their lead in the table to seven points.

Manchester United FC extended their lead at the top of the Premier League to seven points following a goalless draw at Newcastle United FC.

United started the brighter with Javier Hernández and Wayne Rooney guilty of missing presentable opportunities. First, Hernández was expertly denied by home goalkeeper Tim Krul after a Rooney cut-back. The England striker then took matters into his own hands, racing through on goal before uncharacteristically blazing over.

In a fiercely contested second half, Ryan Giggs misfired when well placed, while Nani's speculative effort whistled past a post. Debutant Stephen Ireland went closest for the hosts, before a frantic finish in which Newcastle stood firm to gain a hard-earned point. Arsenal FC must now overcome Tottenham Hotspur FC in Wednesday's north London derby to bridge the gap at the top to four points.

Last updated: 20/04/11 9.48CET

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