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United go eight points clear as City lose at Arsenal

Published: Sunday 8 April 2012, 19.00CET
Manchester United FC moved eight points clear at the Premier League summit as they beat ten-man Queens Park Rangers FC 2-0 and Manchester City FC lost 1-0 at Arsenal FC.

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Published: Sunday 8 April 2012, 19.00CET

United go eight points clear as City lose at Arsenal

Manchester United FC moved eight points clear at the Premier League summit as they beat ten-man Queens Park Rangers FC 2-0 and Manchester City FC lost 1-0 at Arsenal FC.

Manchester United FC edged closer to a record 20th Premier League title thanks to a 2-0 victory against ten-man Queens Park Rangers FC and rivals Manchester City FC losing 1-0 at Arsenal FC.

Spurred on by the prospect of going eight points clear at the summit, United started strongly against QPR and forged ahead on 15 minutes. Shaun Derry received his marching orders for felling Ashley Young inside the penalty area and Wayne Rooney kept his composure to score his 22nd league goal of the season.

Sir Alex Ferguson's side sealed the win 22 minutes from time thanks to a crisp 25-metre strike from Paul Scholes which found the bottom left-hand corner.

Manchester City could not respond in the afternoon kick-off as they were beaten by Arsenal. It was the hosts who went closest in the first half when Robin van Persie saw his header unintentionally cleared off the line by team-mate Thomas Vermaelen.

Arsène Wenger's side continued to dictate play after the break and hit the post through Van Persie, and they must have thought it was not going to be their day when Theo Walcott's strike was expertly saved by Joe Hart.

However, three minutes from time, Mikel Arteta beat the England No1 with a swerving low drive to lift Arsenal two points above rivals Tottenham Hotspur FC into third. There was still time for Mario Balotelli to pick up a second yellow card and compound a bad day for Roberto Mancini's men.

Last updated: 05/12/13 7.35CET

Results

English Premier League 2011/12

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Last updated: 13/04/2012 20:26 CET

08/04/2012

ArsenalArsenal1-0Man. CityMan. City

Arteta 87

Venue: London

08/04/2012

Man. UnitedMan. United2-0QPRQPR

Rooney 15 (P), Scholes 68

Venue: Manchester

07/04/2012

StokeStoke2-1WolvesWolves

Huth 37, Crouch 61

Kightly 26

Venue: Stoke

07/04/2012

BoltonBolton0-3FulhamFulham

Dempsey 30, 45, M. Diarra 80

Venue: Bolton

07/04/2012

ChelseaChelsea2-1WiganWigan

Ivanović 62, Juan Mata 90+3

Diame 82

Venue: London

07/04/2012

West BromWest Brom3-0BlackburnBlackburn

M. Olsson 7 (o.g.), Fortuné 69, Ridgewell 85

Venue: West Bromwich

07/04/2012

NorwichNorwich2-2EvertonEverton

Howson 39, Holt 76

Jelavić 22, 61

Venue: Norwich

07/04/2012

LiverpoolLiverpool1-1Aston VillaAston Villa

Suárez 82

Herd 10

Venue: Liverpool

07/04/2012

SunderlandSunderland0-0TottenhamTottenham

Venue: Sunderland

06/04/2012

SwanseaSwansea0-2NewcastleNewcastle

Cissé 5, 69

Venue: Swansea

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