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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Espanyol v Sociedad

Home Win Draw Away Win
Key stats
  • Espanyol have conceded 12 goals in ten home league matches – six of them against Real Madrid
Expert verdict
Espanyol were thumped 6-0 by Real Madrid last weekend – the second time this season that they've suffered that scoreline – but they are generally a tough side to beat at home, where they held Barcelona to a 0-0 draw recently. Visitors Real Sociedad have won only two away games this season, at struggling Granada and Levante, and a point apiece looks likely.

 

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