2 Feb 2011

Man United stay five points clear at top of Premier League

1:10 pm on 2 February 2011

Manchester United remain five points clear at the top of the English football premier league with a 3-1 win over Aston Villa, with Wayne Rooney scoring twice.

Second-placed Arsenal had to come from behind to beat Everton 2-1 at the Emirates but remain in touch with unbeaten United.

English champions Chelsea, still 10 points behind United, came from a goal down to win 4-2 at Sunderland while Wigan remain in the relegation zone after a 2-all draw with West Brom.

Manchester City can leapfrog Arsenal into second place if they win away to Birmingham tomorrow.