United extend lead to 15 points

By on April 14, 2013

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not off course … Manchester United deal with their league benefit. Supply: AP

Manchester United took a step nearer to the Barclays hottest League title with a 2-0 win at Stoke Town on Sunday to re-establish a 15-point lead over Manchester Town at the top of the desk.

Michael Carrick gave United an early lead and Robin van Persie finished victory by the use of claiming his first membership intention in 11 video video games.

Victory allowed United to come to successful ways after Monday’s loss within the Manchester derby, even though City have a activity in hand.

Stoke find themselves in precise risk of slipping into the relegation zone, having received simply once in 13 league video games.

Tony Pulis’ facet sit down three factors above the relegation zone, however have played two video games more than 1/3-last Wigan Athletic.

United, with Wayne Rooney in midfield, scored within the fourth minute at a windswept Britannia Stadium.

Phil Jones met a proper-wing nook from van Persie and, with the ball bobbling around the house, Carrick caught out his foot to toe it into the underside-left nook.

P W D L GD Pts
1 Man United 32 26 2 Four Forty Eighty
2 Man City 31 19 Eight 4 30 Sixty 5
Three Arsenal 32 17 Eight 7 29 Fifty 9
4 Chelsea 31 17 7 7 28 Fifty Eight
5 Tottenham 32 17 7 8 15 Fifty Eight
6 Everton 32 14 Thirteen 5 14 Fifty 5
7 Liverpool 33 Thirteen Eleven 9 19 50
8 West Brom 32 Thirteen 5 14 -1 Forty Four
9 Swansea 32 10 Eleven Eleven 1 Forty One
10 Fulham 32 10 10 12 -Four Forty
11 Southampton 33 9 11 Thirteen -7 38
12 West Ham 32 10 Eight 14 -9 38
13 Newcastle 33 10 6 17 -17 36
14 Norwich 33 7 14 12 -21 35
15 Sunderland 33 Eight 10 15 -Eight 34
Sixteen Stoke 33 7 13 Thirteen -13 34
17 Aston Villa 33 8 10 15 -24 34
18 Wigan 31 8 7 Sixteen -20 31
19 QPR 33 4 12 17 -25 24
20 Reading 33 5 9 19 -27 24

Van Persie scored throughout the 66th minute, guidance a penalty earlier Asmir Begovic after being felled by means of Andy Wilkinson.

After the game, the striker admitted he used to be relieved after ending his intention drought.

“It used to be an awfully powerful point throughout the sport. I Needed to ranking that one and thankfully it went in, so after that the comfort of a couple of weeks bought right here out,” he mentioned.

“I Wanted to have fun it with each person, with the avid players, with the personnel, all of the gamers involved even on the bench as a result of they have been nice with me from day one.”

United boss Sir Alex Ferguson used to be delighted to seem his main summer time signing again on the scoresheet.

“You undergo spells while you don’t score the place you on no account think you might be ever going to get a purpose, and then when you find yourself scoring you assume you may well be by no means going to omit,” he talked about.

“As Of Late was once crucial intention. He did in truth very good work from Wayne’s cross to get presented down for the penalty.”

within the Intervening Time, Stoke boss Tony Pulis felt his side ‘shot themselves within the foot’ again as his aspect appear to keep away from relegation.

“You build up to a tremendous recreation and you need to play high tempo and the whole thing else and you know you supply away a foul purpose from a collection-play, and that settled United and took the steam out of us.

“Our closing two living games towards (Aston) Villa and now United, we’ve got got given away silly goals.”

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