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United maintain pressure on City

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Manchester United kept their slim Premier League title hopes alive with a comfortable 2-0 victory over Swansea at Old Trafford.

First half goals from Paul Scholes and Ashley Young was enough to earn Sir Alex Ferguson's men all three points, as the Swans struggled to gain a foothold in the game.

Scholes converted from close range just before the half hour mark, and Young doubled the lead when he curled home from 18 yards, giving the hosts a strong advantage at the break.

However, the Red Devils - who were looking to close the gap in goal difference between themselves and leaders City - failed to capitalise after the interval, allowing Brendan Rodgers' side more possession in the second half.

Victory means United move back level with the Citizens - who won 2-0 away at Newcastle earlier this afternoon - meaning victory for Roberto Mancini's side at home to QPR on the final day of the season, will all but guarantee the title heads to the Etihad Stadium.

The reigning Premier League champions travel to the Stadium of Light to face Sunderland next weekend.

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