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Manchester United up to third with 3-1 win over Leicester

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Manchester United have propelled themselves to third in the Premier League once more following a convincing victory over Leicester City, who remain very much rooted to the bottom of the table.

Robin van Persie opened the scoring shortly before the half hour mark, despite appearing to be offside, while there was no doubt about the second goal five minutes later, scored by Radamel Falcao.

It was 3-0 and game over - or perhaps not given what happened last time these two sides met - prior to the interval as Wes Morgan put through his own net, while Marcin Wasilewski was able to find a late consolation for the Foxes.

Sturridge return

Over at north west rivals Liverpool and Daniel Sturridge, marking his return from five months out, took just 12 minutes to demonstrate the deadly finishing his side have so missed, scoring the second of their two second-half goals.

Raheem Sterling had opened the scoring against a limp West Ham - who have not won at Anfield since 1963 - and Liverpool are now just four points outside the coveted top four positions.

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Kane on song

Above the Reds are Tottenham who, once again, had their two key men to thank as Christian Eriksen and Harry Kane shared three goals between them in a convincing victory over West Brom at the Hawthorns.

Eriksen opened the scoring while Kane netted a brace, the latter from the penalty spot, and the young Englishman now has 20 goals in all competitions this season - more so than any other player in the top-flight.

Relegation woes

Stoke City are up to ninth after they condemned Queens Park Rangers to yet another defeat on the road, Jonathan Walters scoring all thee goals in a 3-1 win, and the visitors are fortunate that Burnley also tasted a loss.

The Clarets were beaten 2-0 by Sunderland - a hugely important win for the Black Cats - with Jermain Defoe getting on the scoresheet. Another side able to clinch a vital three points was Everton who, after Roberto Martinez said they were in a fight for survival, are now seven points clear of the bottom three.

In Saturday’s early kick-off, Newcastle put three past Steve Bruce’s toothless Hull - a fine way for John Carver to mark the announcement he will remain in charge for the season. The Tigers stay in the bottom three while Newcastle are 11th.

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