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United start 2013 with bang to keep City at bay

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Manchester United kept a firm grip on the Premier League title race by sweeping to a 4-0 win at Wigan Athletic on the first day of 2013 to maintain their seven-point lead. 

Manchester United's Dutch striker Robin Van Persie scores their fourth goal during the English Premier League football match between Wigan Athletic and Manchester United at The DW Stadium in Wigan, north-west England on January 1, 2013. Manchester United won the game 4-0.

Champions Manchester City remain United's nearest rivals after a 3-0 success at home to Stoke City, while Tottenham Hotspur climbed to third by coming from behind to defeat second-bottom Reading 3-1 at White Hart Lane.

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