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Man United out to tighten screw on flagging City

Published on Dec 28, 2012 12:47 PM
 

LONDON (AFP) - Manchester United will look to put even more daylight between themselves and Manchester City when they host West Bromwich Albion on Saturday, as the Premier League's busy festive season continues.

Speaking prior to the Christmas period, United manager Alex Ferguson had set his players the modest target of being top of the standings on New Year's Day, but his side are already disappearing towards the horizon.

Wednesday's thrilling 4-3 win at home to Newcastle United left the 19-time champions seven points clear, and with second-place City facing a difficult trip to Norwich City, United could stretch their advantage by disposing of West Brom.

Javier Hernandez's last-minute winner against Newcastle left Ferguson beaming, and he will have more room to manoeuvre with his squad after injury and illness robbed him of key players against Newcastle.

 
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