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Tottenham held as United make their move

Published: Saturday 14 January 2012, 17.59CET
In a week when Thierry Henry shone on his Arsenal FC return, Paul Scholes scored in his first game back at Old Trafford as Manchester United FC went joint top by beating Bolton Wanderers FC.

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Published: Saturday 14 January 2012, 17.59CET

Tottenham held as United make their move

In a week when Thierry Henry shone on his Arsenal FC return, Paul Scholes scored in his first game back at Old Trafford as Manchester United FC went joint top by beating Bolton Wanderers FC.

Six days after coming out of retirement, Paul Scholes scored against Bolton Wanderers FC as Manchester United FC went joint top of the Premier League on a day when title rivals Tottenham Hotspur FC dropped points at home.

After Wayne Rooney had an early penalty saved by Adam Bogdan, Scholes (45+1) swept in his 151st goal for Sir Alex Ferguson's men, who started the day level with third-placed Tottenham and three points behind Manchester City FC. Danny Welbeck (74) and Michael Carrick (83) confirmed victory for the Red Devils.

Tottenham failed to keep pace, however. The north London club drew 1-1 with Wolverhampton Wanderers FC, who took the lead through Steve Fletcher's ninth of the campaign, only for Luka Modrić to level with a fierce drive.

Chelsea FC, in fourth, halted Sunderland AFC's revival under Martin O'Neill – Frank Lampard scoring the only goal – while Liverpool FC's indifferent home form continued as they drew 0-0 against Stoke City FC.

Elsewhere, Blackburn Rovers FC played for 67 minutes with ten men after the dismissal of Yakubu but still defeated Fulham FC 3-1 and are out of the bottom three as a result. Mid-table Norwich City FC won 2-1 at West Bromwich Albion FC, while Aston Villa FC-Everton FC finished 1-1.

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Results

English Premier League 2011/12

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Last updated: 10/02/2012 19:22 CET

14/01/2012

LiverpoolLiverpool0-0StokeStoke

Venue: Liverpool

14/01/2012

Aston VillaAston Villa1-1EvertonEverton

Bent 56

Anichebe 69

Venue: Birmingham

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West BromWest Brom1-2NorwichNorwich

Long 68 (penalty)

Surman 43, Morison 79

Venue: West Bromwich

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TottenhamTottenham1-1WolvesWolves

Modrić 51

S. Fletcher 22

Venue: London

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Man. UnitedMan. United3-0BoltonBolton

Scholes 45+1, Welbeck 74, Carrick 83

Venue: Manchester

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BlackburnBlackburn3-1FulhamFulham

Dunn 46, Pedersen 45+4, Formica 79

Duff 56

Venue: Blackburn

14/01/2012

ChelseaChelsea1-0SunderlandSunderland

Lampard 13

Venue: London

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