Ruthless Red Devils cut for glory after easy win

WAYNE ROONEY and Robin van Persie were in the goals again on Saturday as Manchester United were cut to 8-15 for the Premier League after a 3-1 success over struggling Sunderland.

Both United strikers found the net as Sir Alex Ferguson’s side maintained their six-point lead over arch-rivals City, who won 3-1 at Newcastle. Roberto Mancini’s men are 9-4 with Ladbrokes to retain their title.

Bottom club QPR held on to claim their first win of the season against Fulham and Harry Redknapp’s team are out to 8-11 to be relegated.

Aston Villa have drifted to 4-1 for the drop with Boylesports and Ladbrokes after triumphing 3-1 at Liverpool, who are 12th and 10-1 with the Magic Sign to finish in the bottom half after suffering their fifth league defeat of the season.

Match in Focus

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Real Madrid v Man City

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Key stats
  • Real Madrid are unbeaten in their last seven matches against English sides
Expert verdict
There was plenty of shadow boxing at the Etihad last Tuesday but the gloves could come off when Real Madrid host Man City in the second leg of their Champions League semi-final at the Bernabeu. Real were the main aggressors in Manchester despite the 0-0 draw and should reach the final at City's expense.

 

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