Manchester United beat Aston Villa 4-0 to record a seventh straight home win in English soccer’s Premier League and maintain a five-point lead over Manchester City through the weekend’s matches.
Wayne Rooney got two goals, while Danny Welbeck and Nani also scored today at Old Trafford as the defending champion rebounded from a defeat at Wigan in its last match.
United, aiming for a record-extending 20th championship, tops the standings with 82 points, City has 77, with Arsenal on 64. Tottenham and Newcastle have 59 points, with Spurs ahead on goal difference, and Chelsea has 57.
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