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Man Utd win to increase lead to 12 points

Ryan Giggs and Robin van Persie score to give United a 2-0 victory over Everton

Manchester United's Robin van Persie scores the second goal against Everton on Sunday

Manchester United are 12 points clear at the top of the Barclays Premier League after recording a 2-0 victory over Everton.

Goals from Ryan Giggs and striker Robin van Persie sealed the win for United at Old Trafford on Sunday, while closest rivals Manchester City dropped points when they were defeated 3-1 by Southampton on Saturday evening.

Elsewhere, Aston Villa moved out of the bottom three thanks to a 2-1 win over West Ham United, the goals coming from Christian Benteke and Charles N'Zogbia, while Chelsea and Swansea City recorded 4-1 wins over Wigan Athletic and Queens Park Rangers.

Key Points

  • Manchester United increase their lead at the top of the table to 12 points
  • United defeat Everton with the help of goals from Ryan Giggs and Robin van Persie
  • Aston Villa, Southampton, Chelsea and Swansea City also win