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United wins to take 7-point lead into 2013

 West Bromwich Albion's Gareth McAuley, second left, reacts after deflecting in a shot by Manchester United's Ashley Young, second right, for a own go...
 Manchester City's Edin Dzeko, right, celebrates with his team-mates Sergio Aguero, left, and David Silva after scoring his team's opening goal during...
 Manchester United's Robin van Persie, centre left, celebrates with teammates after scoring against West Bromwich Albion during their English Premier ...

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West Bromwich Albion's Gareth McAuley, second left, reacts after deflecting in a shot by Manchester United's Ashley Young, second right, for a own go...

Britain Premier League Soccer

Manchester City's Edin Dzeko, right, celebrates with his team-mates Sergio Aguero, left, and David Silva after scoring his team's opening goal during...

Britain Soccer Premier League

Manchester United's Robin van Persie, centre left, celebrates with teammates after scoring against West Bromwich Albion during their English Premier ...

Manchester United will head into 2013 with a seven-point cushion atop the Premier League after beating West Bromwich Albion 2-0 on Saturday, although Manchester City kept in touch Saturday with a gutsy 4-3 win at Norwich.
Garteh McAuley's own goal and a league-high 14th strike of the campaign by Robin van Persie earned United a seventh straight home win and leaves City with a mountain to climb to retain its title.
The champions withstood the first-half dismissal of playmaker Samir Nasri for an apparent headbutt to hold off Norwich, with Edin Dzeko (2) and Sergio Aguero answering manager Roberto Mancini's call for more goals from his strikers.
Tottenham came from behind to beat Sunderland 2-1 and move provisionally third _ a point ahead of Chelsea, which visits Everton on Sunday.


Updated : 2020-12-01 04:10 GMT+08:00