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Man United's lead over Man City in the Premier League stays at 15 points

Man United's lead over Man City stays at 15 points Photo: Martin Rickett/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Sir Alex Ferguson's men had temporarily gone 18 points clear at the top after Titus Bramble's 27th-minute own goal gave United a 1-0 win over sinking Sunderland in the lunchtime kick-off at the Stadium of Light.

Manchester City's Yaya Toure jumps on the back of Vincent Kompany after the third goal against Newcastle Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Manchester City kept up their increasingly futile chase of city rivals United with a 4-0 cruise over Newcastle at the Etihad Stadium.

Carlos Tevez and David Villa gave Roberto Mancini's men the first-half advantage before Vincent Kompany and an own goal from James Perch completed their easy win.

Wigan Athletic's Arouna Kone celebrates scoring against Norwich City with James McCarthy Credit: Martin Rickett/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Roberto Martinez's Wigan moved out of the relegation zone thanks to a potentially priceless late strike from Aruna Kone to beat Norwich 1-0 at the DW Stadium.

Wigan had laboured for much of the game but Kone fired his 10th goal of the season with nine minutes left to give his side a huge boost in their battle to avoid the drop.

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