ManU win - Premier League roundup
- Published: 7/10/2012 at 11:56 PM
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Manchester United secured their seventh win in nine games with victory over Newcastle at the Sports Direct Arena late Sunday night.
Starting the day seven points adrift of leaders Chelsea it was vital for the visitors to pick up three points, and two headers from two corners in 15 minutes set them on their way.
Jonny Evans was first to make the net bulge before fellow defender Patrice Evra repeated the trick moments later. Tom Cleverley rounded off the scoring when his cross found the top corner.
Liverpool were held to a goalless draw by Stoke at Anfield in a bruising encounter.
Jose Fonte powered home two headers as Southampton fought back frantically to rescue a late 2-2 draw with Fulham.
Tottenham Hotspur stretched their unbeaten streak to six matches after easing to a 2-0 victory over Aston Villa side at White Hart Lane.
In that match, American goalkeeper Brad Friedel's record run of consecutive Premier League appearances ended.
Friedel, 41, had not missed a top-flight game since the end of the 2003-04 season, a remarkable sequence of 310 successive matches for Spurs and former clubs Villa and Blackburn Rovers.
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