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Puigmal and Chong keep Man Utd in touch at the top

5 Nov 2019
Tahith Chong

Pair score twice each to take their side three points behind leaders again in Division 2

Arnau Puigmal and Tahith Chong both scored twice as second-placed Manchester United beat Middlesbrough 4-1 to stay in contention for promotion from Premier League 2 Division 2.

Puigmal put the visitors ahead at Riverside Stadium with a stunning free-kick before making it 2-0 from Chong's cross in first-half stoppage time.

Middlesbrough replied through Rumarn Burrell but Chong, pictured, struck twice in the final 10 minutes to secure the victory.

Man Utd's fourth successive win means they are again just three points behind leaders West Ham United, who beat Swansea City on Sunday, while Middlesbrough stay fourth with 17 points.

Tait leaves it late

Michael Tait hit a 90th-minute winner as Aston Villa secured a 3-2 home win over Newcastle United, who had twice come from behind to equalise.

Goals from Villa pair Tyreik Wright and Jacob Ramsey were both cancelled out by Luke Charman, but Tait fired home decisively late on.

Villa stay sixth, on 15 points, while Newcastle remain ninth with 10.

See: Middlesbrough report | Man Utd report 
See: Newcastle report

PL2 Division 2 table

Pos Team Pl GD Pts
1 WHU 18 +37 46
2 MUN 17 +28 43
3 WBA 16 +16 34
4 STK 18 +5 27
5 MID 18 -9 26
6 NEW 18 -3 25
7 AVL 17 -1 22
8 SWA 17 -10 21
9 RDG 18 -2 20
10 FUL 18 -6 20
11 NOR 17 -12 17
12 SUN 18 -43 1
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