5 Oct 2008

Manchester United maintain pressure

8:52 am on 5 October 2008

Manchester United has maintained the pressure on English Premier League football leaders Chelsea and Liverpool as Arsenal avoided another embarrassing defeat.

United has beaten Blackburn Rovers 2-0 while Spain midfielder Cesc Fabregashas rescued Arsenal from a second straight league defeat with an injury-time header in a 1-1 draw at Sunderland.

Meanwhile Middlesbrough won 1-0 at Wigan and West Bromwich beat visitors Fulham by the same scoreline.

United is three points behind the leaders and will have a game in hand following this weekend's round of matches.