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

19:30 Fr 27Feb BTX

Marseille v Caen

Home Win Draw Away Win
Key stats
  • Marseille have scored two goals or more in 11 of their last 12 home games
Expert verdict
Marseille have dropped only five points in home matches this season and can narrowly defeat in-form Caen, who have won five of their last six games. Caen have climbed from the basement to 14th since the turn of the year but may struggle to contain their free-scoring hosts, who average 2.15 goals per home league game.

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