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United win thriller to extend lead to seven points

Published: Wednesday 26 December 2012, 22.36CET
Manchester United FC came from behind three times before beating Newcastle United FC to extend their Premier League lead to seven points after Manchester City FC lost.

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Published: Wednesday 26 December 2012, 22.36CET

United win thriller to extend lead to seven points

Manchester United FC came from behind three times before beating Newcastle United FC to extend their Premier League lead to seven points after Manchester City FC lost.

Manchester United FC extended their lead at the top of the Premier League table to seven points after a late Javier Hernández goal gave them a 4-3 victory against Newcastle United FC while champions Manchester City FC lost 1-0 at Sunderland AFC.

United started the traditional Boxing Day programme in England four points clear of City and, despite going behind three times at Old Trafford, they levelled on each occasion before Hernández struck a last-minute winner. The thrilling success helps them increase their lead over City, who went down to a solitary goal from their former winger Adam Johnson.

European champions Chelsea FC made it three wins in a row in the league after Juan Mata gave them victory at Norwich City FC. Rafael Benítez's men are now just four points behind City with a game in hand. Everton FC, West Bromwich Albion FC and Tottenham Hotspur FC are a further two back after they all won to give their fans some festive joy, Spurs' Gareth Bale scoring his first Premier League hat-trick.

In the late game, two Jon Walters goals helped Stoke City FC maintain their unbeaten home record this term as they defeated Liverpool FC 3-1. Elsewhere, Reading FC v Swansea City AFC and Fulham FC v Southampton FC ended in draws.

Last updated: 04/12/13 7.36CET

Results

English Premier League 2012/13

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 16/01/2013 17:33 CET

26/12/2012

StokeStoke3-1LiverpoolLiverpool

Walters 5, 49, Jones 12

Gerrard 2 (P)

Venue: Stoke

26/12/2012

Aston VillaAston Villa0-4TottenhamTottenham

Defoe 57, Bale 61, 73, 84

Venue: Birmingham

26/12/2012

EvertonEverton2-1WiganWigan

Osman 52, Jagielka 77

Koné 82

Venue: Liverpool

26/12/2012

SunderlandSunderland1-0Man. CityMan. City

A. Johnson 53

Venue: Sunderland

26/12/2012

NorwichNorwich0-1ChelseaChelsea

Juan Mata 38

Venue: Norwich

26/12/2012

Man. UnitedMan. United4-3NewcastleNewcastle

J. Evans 25, 28 (o.g.), Evra 58, Van Persie 71, Hernández 90

Perch 4, Cissé 68

Venue: Manchester

26/12/2012

ReadingReading0-0SwanseaSwansea

Venue: Reading

26/12/2012

FulhamFulham1-1SouthamptonSouthampton

Berbatov 8

Lambert 85 (P)

Venue: London

26/12/2012

QPRQPR1-2West BromWest Brom

Cissé 68

Brunt 29, Green 49 (o.g.)

Venue: London

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