Sunday 03 March 2013
A hat-trick from Shinji Kagawa sent Manchester United to a 4-0 victory over Norwich City and extended their lead in the Barclays Premier League over Manchester City to 15 points.
After breaking the deadlock in first-half injury-time, the Japan midfielder scored twice after the break to set up a comfortable victory ahead of the UEFA Champions League tie at home to Real Madrid on Tuesday. Wayne Rooney scored a spectacular fourth for United in the final minute.
Queens Park Rangers lifted their chances of avoiding relegation with a 2-1 victory over fellow strugglers Southampton. Loic Remy’s opener was cancelled out by Gaston Ramirez but Jay Bothroyd struck the winner in the second half to leave Harry Redknapp’s team four points from safety.
They were helped by Reading losing 3-0 to Everton. Marouane Fellaini, Steven Pienaar and Kevin Mirallas scored for at Goodison Park.
Swansea City edged past Newcastle United 1-0 with a late goal from substitute Luke Moore to climb to seventh. Sunderland and Fulham drew 2-2 at the Stadium of Light, which took Martin Jol’s side above Stoke City, who lost 1-0 to West Ham United through Jack Collison’s first-half goal.
Chelsea temporarily moved to third by beating West Bromwich Albion 1-0 at Stamford Bridge with a goal from Demba Ba. Tottenham Hotspur will go above them if they beat Arsenal in tomorrow’s match.
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Chelsea 1-0 West Brom | #CHEWBA | Matchday Live >>
Everton 3-0 Reading | #EVERDG | Matchday Live >>
Man Utd 4-0 Norwich City | #MUNNOR | Matchday Live >>
Southampton 1-2 Queens Park Rangers | #SOUQPR | Matchday Live >>
Stoke City 0-1 West Ham | #STKWHU | Matchday Live >>
Sunderland 2-2 Fulham | #SUNFUL | Matchday Live >>
Swansea City 1-0 Newcastle | #SWANEW | Matchday Live >>
Wigan Athletic 0-4 Liverpool | #WIGLIV | Matchday Live >>
Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 Arsenal | #TOTARS | Matchday Live >>
8pm Aston Villa v Manchester City | #AVLMCI | Matchday Live >>
Paul Lambert (AVL): “We are playing well enough to cause City trouble.”
Roberto Mancini (MCI): "If we don’t beat Villa, the win over Chelsea will mean nothing."