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United edge closer to Premier League title

Published: Sunday 14 April 2013, 17.07CET
Manchester United FC continued their march towards Premier League glory with a 2-0 win at Stoke City FC, after Sunderland AFC celebrated a 3-0 derby win at Newcastle United FC.

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Published: Sunday 14 April 2013, 17.07CET

United edge closer to Premier League title

Manchester United FC continued their march towards Premier League glory with a 2-0 win at Stoke City FC, after Sunderland AFC celebrated a 3-0 derby win at Newcastle United FC.

Manchester United FC brought their Premier League title dream into clearer view with a 2-0 win at struggling Stoke City FC, and it was also a good day for Sunderland AFC, who beat local rivals Newcastle United FC 3-0 to pull away from the relegation zone.

Sir Alex Ferguson's side made the perfect start in their bid to bounce back from Monday's derby defeat by Manchester City FC when Michael Carrick opened the scoring with his first league goal of the season on four minutes. The hosts struggled to test David de Gea in the United goal and the result was put beyond doubt midway through the second half when Robin van Persie converted from the penalty spot after being brought down by Andy Wilkinson.

Earlier in the day, Paolo di Canio oversaw his first victory as Sunderland manager in an impressive Tyne–Wear derby win. Stéphane Sessegnon gave the visitors the lead on 27 minutes with a low shot into the bottom-left corner, and things went from bad to worse for Newcastle when Tim Krul was taken off with an injury that could rule him out of the rest of the campaign.

Sunderland doubled their lead against the run of the play when Adam Johnson curled a superb effort into the top left-hand corner with 16 minutes remaining, and David Vaughan completed the scoring late on to lift Sunderland three points clear of the drop zone and two behind their opponents.

Last updated: 04/12/13 5.55CET

Results

English Premier League 2012/13

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 01/07/2013 10:05 CET

14/04/2013

StokeStoke0-2Man. UnitedMan. United

Carrick 4, Van Persie 66 (P)

Venue: Stoke

14/04/2013

NewcastleNewcastle0-3SunderlandSunderland

Sessegnon 27, A. Johnson 74, Vaughan 82

Venue: Newcastle

13/04/2013

Aston VillaAston Villa1-1FulhamFulham

N'Zogbia 55

Delph 66 (o.g.)

Venue: Birmingham

13/04/2013

EvertonEverton2-0QPRQPR

Gibson 40, Anichebe 56

Venue: Liverpool

13/04/2013

ReadingReading0-0LiverpoolLiverpool

Venue: Reading

13/04/2013

ArsenalArsenal3-1NorwichNorwich

Arteta 85 (P), Giroud 88, Podolski 90+2

Turner 56

Venue: London

13/04/2013

SouthamptonSouthampton1-1West HamWest Ham

Ramirez 59

Carroll 66

Venue: Southampton

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