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HindustanTimes Fri,26 Dec 2014

Football

Swansea hold Man United
Agencies
London, December 24, 2012
First Published: 00:28 IST(24/12/2012)
Last Updated: 02:47 IST(24/12/2012)

Manchester United were prevented from restoring their six-point lead over Manchester City at the top of the Premier League after being held to a 1-1 draw at Swansea City on Sunday.

Swansea's top scorer Michu cancelled out Patrice Evra's opener for United in the first half and despite twice hitting the crossbar in the second period, the visitors left South Wales with only a point.

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It was United's first draw of the season in all competitions and leaves them four points above second-place City ahead of the home game with Newcastle United on Wednesday.

United took the lead in the 16th minute, with Evra getting in front of his marker to dispatch Robin van Persie's corner and claim his third goal - all headers - of the season.

Michu headed over from Nathan Dyer's cross, but it did not take long for the Spaniard to find the net.

In the 29th minute, Wayne Routledge's cute pass freed Jonathan de Guzman and when his shot was parried by David de Gea, Michu followed up from close range to claim his 13th league goal of the campaign.


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