Afternoon Report: December 2

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Andre Villas-Boas felt his team deserved more after two Wayne Rooney goals secured a 2-2 draw at White Hart Lane. The Spurs boss paid tribute to his side's much improved performance after their 6-0 humiliation last weekend, and AVB felt Tottenham were unlucky to concede in the manner they did.

David Moyes feels Manchester United will be back in the title picture by the New Year as the club prepares for a busy Christmas fixture list. Moyes said the next eight weeks could be critical for his side, as they take on Everton, Newcastle, West Ham and Aston Villa before the end of December.

Manuel Pellegrini was delighted with Manchester City's 3-0 victory over Swansea on Sunday afternoon. The Chilean was pleased with another clean sheet, their third consecutive shut-out at the Etihad Stadium.

Arsenal are leading the race to sign Germany star Julian Draxler, according to reports. Chelsea and Manchester United are also keeping tabs on the Schalke midfielder, but Arsene Wenger is reportedly in close contact with the player over a future move.

Gerardo Martino insisted his side were the better team despite their 1-0 defeat to Athletic Bilbao. Barcelona have now lost two straight following the mid-week match against Ajax, after Bilbao's 70th minute strike took all three points in northern Spain.

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