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Wigan claim point from high-flying Trotters

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Evra displays some eye-catching candour

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Alex Ferguson sets Premier League points target

Sir Alex Ferguson declared yesterday that 82 points may be enough to win the most unpredictable Premier League title race for years and does not rule out the idea of the two Manchester clubs, who occupy the top two spots on equal points going in to the New Year, battling it out at the end.

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After watching Danny Welbeck's loan move to Sunderland propel him towards what Sir Alex Ferguson expects to be an England call-up next year, the Manchester United boss has decided to release Federico Macheda for the remainder of the season as well.

Arsenal's title hopes hurt by 10-man Wigan

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Squillaci own-goal goal denies Gunners

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Cleverley will use loan spell to sharpen wits like Wilshere, predicts Martinez

Roberto Martinez believes there are comparisons to be made in the positive impact loan spells at less glamorous Premier League destinations will have on the careers of Tom Cleverley and Jack Wilshere.

Rodallega strike starts ball rolling for Wigan to enjoy life on the road again

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Martinez says Di Santo may return 'within a week' after ankle injury

Wigan manager Roberto Martinez has confirmed Franco Di Santo's ankle problem is not as bad as initially feared and he hopes the striker will be able to return to action within the next fortnight.

Wigan hope Cleverly deflection helps them change direction

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Premier League round-up: Manchester City victory keeps up pressure on the leaders

Manchester City beat in-form Bolton 1-0 at Eastlands. Carlos Tevez grabbed his 10th goal of the season in the fourth minute, applying a calm finish after Yaya Toure put him clear with a defence-splitting pass.

Grant and Hammers pass test of nerve to add to Wigan woes

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