Manchester United put Chelsea firmly in their place and sent out a major title warning to current league leaders Liverpool by coasting to a 3-0 victory at Old Trafford.
Nemanja Vidic headed United in front just before the break, with Wayne Rooney and Dimitar Berbatov converting close-range efforts after half-time for the defending champions.
It leaves United a single point adrift of the Londoners with two matches in hand. And if they win the first of them, against Wigan on Wednesday, they will only trail Liverpool by two.
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