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United and City continue to set the pace

Published: Wednesday 28 November 2012, 23.21CET
Premier League leaders Manchester United FC consigned West Ham United FC to a 1-0 defeat, while Manchester City FC remain hot on their heels after overcoming Wigan Athletic FC.
United and City continue to set the pace
Robin van Persie celebrates his goal after 33 seconds ©Getty Images
Published: Wednesday 28 November 2012, 23.21CET

United and City continue to set the pace

Premier League leaders Manchester United FC consigned West Ham United FC to a 1-0 defeat, while Manchester City FC remain hot on their heels after overcoming Wigan Athletic FC.

Robin van Persie scored after 33 seconds as Manchester United FC condemned West Ham United FC to a 1-0 defeat at Old Trafford, while title rivals Manchester City FC triumphed 2-0 over Wigan Athletic FC. 

Sir Alex Ferguson's men came flying out the blocks and scored the game's only goal when Van Persie's shot deflected in off defender James Collins. City, who trail the Premier League pacesetters by a point, had to wait until the 69th minute to break the deadlock away from home. Mario Balotelli followed up Gareth Barry's parried effort, before James Milner completed the formalities with a thumping finish. 

Rafael Benítez's second game in charge of Chelsea FC ended in another goalless home draw, this time versus Fulham FC, while Swansea City AFC flexed their goalscoring muscles in a 3-1 victory against West Bromwich Albion FC, who slip to fourth. A place behind are Tottenham Hotspur FC, who beat Liverpool FC 2-1. 

Elsewhere, Everton FC drew for the seventh time this term, Marouane Fellaini finding the net in a 1-1 stalemate with Arsenal FC, while Stoke City FC came from behind to defeat Newcastle United FC, whose winless streak in all competitions stands at seven matches. Southampton FC remain 18th after being held 1-1 by Norwich City FC.

Last updated: 03/01/13 17.12CET

Results

English Premier League 2012/13

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 16/01/2013 16:49 CET

28/11/2012

Man. UnitedMan. United1-0West HamWest Ham

Van Persie 1

Venue: Manchester

28/11/2012

WiganWigan0-2Man. CityMan. City

Balotelli 69, Milner 72

Venue: Wigan

28/11/2012

TottenhamTottenham2-1LiverpoolLiverpool

Lennon 7, Bale 16, 72 (o.g.)

Venue: London

28/11/2012

EvertonEverton1-1ArsenalArsenal

Fellaini 28

Walcott 1

Venue: Liverpool

28/11/2012

SwanseaSwansea3-1West BromWest Brom

Michu 9, Routledge 11, 39

Lukaku 45+3

Venue: Swansea

28/11/2012

SouthamptonSouthampton1-1NorwichNorwich

Lambert 32

Snodgrass 45

Venue: Southampton

28/11/2012

ChelseaChelsea0-0FulhamFulham

Venue: London

28/11/2012

StokeStoke2-1NewcastleNewcastle

Walters 81, Jerome 85

Cissé 47

Venue: Stoke

27/11/2012

Aston VillaAston Villa1-0ReadingReading

Benteke 80

Venue: Birmingham

27/11/2012

SunderlandSunderland0-0QPRQPR

Venue: Sunderland

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