Manchester United surged into second place in the Premier League with a 3-0 demolition of Newcastle, while Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers suffered another Anfield nightmare as his struggling side were held to a 0-0 draw by Stoke on Sunday.
Manchester United's English midfielder Tom Cleverley (2nd R) celebrates scoring their third goal with team-mates during the English Premier League football match between Newcastle United and Manchester United at Sports Direct Arena in Newcastle. Manchester United surged into second place in the Premier League with a 3-0 demolition of Newcastle.
Sir Alex Ferguson's team closed the gap on leaders Chelsea to four points thanks to first half goals from Jonny Evans and Patrice Evra before Tom Cleverley struck with a superb strike after the break.
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