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United beat Spurs to keep pace with City

Published: Sunday 4 March 2012, 19.07CET
Manchester United FC remain hot on Manchester City FC's heels at the Premier League summit after two Ashley Young goals helped them to a 3-1 win at Tottenham Hotspur FC.

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Published: Sunday 4 March 2012, 19.07CET

United beat Spurs to keep pace with City

Manchester United FC remain hot on Manchester City FC's heels at the Premier League summit after two Ashley Young goals helped them to a 3-1 win at Tottenham Hotspur FC.

Manchester United FC moved back to within two points of Premier League leaders Manchester City FC courtesy of a 3-1 victory at Tottenham Hotspur FC.

City's 2-0 win against Bolton Wanderers FC put them five points clear at the summit on Saturday, but their rivals continue to cling to their coat-tails after an impressive triumph in north London. Wayne Rooney's header put Sir Alex Ferguson's side in front just ahead of the interval, with Ashley Young adding two further efforts in the second half before Jermain Defoe's late consolation. Spurs are now 11 points behind United and only four in front of fourth-placed Arsenal FC.

Elsewhere, Shola Ameobi snatched a late point for Newcastle United FC in a 1-1 draw with north-east derby rivals Sunderland AFC. Nicklas Bendtner put the visitors ahead from the spot after 24 minutes, yet their efforts were hindered by Stéphane Sessegnon’s dismissal close to the hour. Demba Ba had a penalty saved by Simon Mignolet as Newcastle aimed to respond, but the sixth-placed side eventually levelled through Ameobi in added time, after which Lee Cattermole also saw red for Sunderland.

Meanwhile, Wolverhampton Wanderers FC dropped into the relegation zone following a 5-0 reverse at Fulham FC. Pavel Pogrebnyak hit a hat-trick and Clint Dempsey struck twice for the west London side.

Last updated: 05/12/13 9.24CET

Results

English Premier League 2011/12

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 21/05/2012 18:40 CET

04/03/2012

TottenhamTottenham1-3Man. UnitedMan. United

Defoe 87

Rooney 45, A. Young 60, 69

Venue: London

04/03/2012

FulhamFulham5-0WolvesWolves

Pogrebnyak 36, 44, 61, Dempsey 56, 83

Venue: London

04/03/2012

NewcastleNewcastle1-1SunderlandSunderland

Ameobi 90+1

Bendtner 24 (P)

Venue: Newcastle

03/03/2012

West BromWest Brom1-0ChelseaChelsea

McAuley 82

Venue: West Bromwich

03/03/2012

QPRQPR1-1EvertonEverton

Zamora 36

Drenthe 31

Venue: London

03/03/2012

WiganWigan0-2SwanseaSwansea

G. Sigurdsson 45+2, 54

Venue: Wigan

03/03/2012

BlackburnBlackburn1-1Aston VillaAston Villa

Dunn 85

N'Zogbia 24

Venue: Blackburn

03/03/2012

Man. CityMan. City2-0BoltonBolton

Steinsson 23 (o.g.), Balotelli 69

Venue: Manchester

03/03/2012

StokeStoke1-0NorwichNorwich

Etherington 72

Venue: Stoke

03/03/2012

LiverpoolLiverpool1-2ArsenalArsenal

Koscielny 23 (o.g.)

Van Persie 31, 90+2

Venue: Liverpool

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