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Michu denies man U

Leaders Manchester United were held to a draw for the first time in the Premier League this season after Swansea City rode their luck at home in an entertaining clash that ended 1-1 on Sunday.

Defender Patrice Evra headed United ahead from a Robin van Persie corner on 16 minutes but the league’s top scorer Michu netted his 13th goal of the campaign, moving the Spaniard one ahead of Van Persie, to level just before the half-hour.

United, who hit the woodwork twice in the second half through Van Persie and Michael Carrick, hold a four-point advantage over Man  City heading into a busy holiday programme.

‘We absolutely battered them and we are very unlucky,’ Ferguson said.

‘It should have been a six point gap today (over City) and that is the disappointment.’ United host Newcastle on boxing day as a busy festive period is set to begin.


CHELSEA SHIP EIGHT PAST VILLA AT HOME

Fernando Torres gave Rafa Benitez’s men a flying start with a stunning third-minute header before a David Luiz free kick and Ivanovic header made sure the points were safe. Two goals from Ramires and strikes from Lampard, Oscar and Hazard completed the emphatic scoreline after the break as the Blues matched their best-ever EPL result to move up to third in the table. Frank Lampard made his 500th appearence for Chelsea on Sunday as he overtook Bobby Tambling’s club record of 129 league goals.
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