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United extend lead with Wolves win

Published: Sunday 18 March 2012, 20.13CET
Manchester United FC opened up a four-point lead in the Premier League after downing Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 5-0, while Chelsea FC and Liverpool FC enjoyed FA Cup success.

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Published: Sunday 18 March 2012, 20.13CET

United extend lead with Wolves win

Manchester United FC opened up a four-point lead in the Premier League after downing Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 5-0, while Chelsea FC and Liverpool FC enjoyed FA Cup success.

Manchester United FC extended their lead at the top of the Premier League to four points after a 5-0 victory at Wolverhampton Wanderers FC, while Chelsea FC and Liverpool FC progressed to the FA Cup semi-finals.

United responded in imperious style to their UEFA Europa League exit and broke the deadlock after 21 minutes through Jonny Evans. The hosts' task was made even more difficult when Ronald Zubar was dismissed close to half-time, and Antonio Valencia and Danny Welbeck were then able to put the game beyond doubt.

Javier Hernández found the net twice inside five second-half minutes to complete the rout and leave Wolves bottom on goal difference. Elsewhere, Newcastle United FC moved to within five points of a UEFA Champions League berth after Papiss Demba Cissé's first-half strike sealed a 1-0 win against Norwich City FC.

In the FA Cup quarter-finals, Chelsea overcame second-tier Leicester City FC 5-2, with Fernando Torres scoring his first goals since October. Liverpool also progressed as they beat Stoke City FC 2-1. Luis Suárez’s opener was cancelled out by Peter Crouch's smart header, but Stewart Downing won it for the hosts.

FA Cup semi-final draw
Tottenham Hotspur FC/Bolton Wanderers FC v Chelsea FC
Liverpool FC v Sunderland AFC/Everton FC

The games will take place on 14/15 April at Wembley Stadium.

Last updated: 05/12/13 9.21CET

Results

English Premier League 2011/12

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 22/03/2012 14:19 CET

18/03/2012

NewcastleNewcastle1-0NorwichNorwich

Cissé 11

Venue: Newcastle

18/03/2012

WolvesWolves0-5Man. UnitedMan. United

J. Evans 21, Valencia 43, Welbeck 45+1, Hernández 56, 61

Venue: Wolverhampton

17/03/2012

FulhamFulham0-3SwanseaSwansea

G. Sigurdsson 36, 66, Allen 77

Venue: London

17/03/2012

WiganWigan1-1West BromWest Brom

McArthur 54

Scharner 65

Venue: Wigan

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