MANCHESTER (Sporting Alert) — Manchester City have cut the lead of Manchester United at the top of the Barclays Premier League to five-points, following the game which took place in midweek.
Defending champions Manchester United are on 79 points in the Barclays Premier League table standings and they lead Manchester City, which have 74 points.
Sir Alex Ferguson’s men had an eight-point lead, but were defeated by the relegated battling Wigan, while City cruised past West Bromwich 4-0 on the same day.
Arsenal (64 points) are in third-place and they moved five points ahead of Tottenham and Newcastle, who are on 59 points each. Chelsea are sixth with 57 points, while the top-ten list is completed by Everton (47), Liverpool (46), Fulham (46) and Norwich (46).
Wigan (31) pulled out of the red zone with the win over Manchester United, while are still battling for Premier League survival alongside Wolves (22), Blackburn (28) Bolton (29) and QPR (31).
English Premier League Standings
Manchester United 79
Manchester City 74
West Bromwich 39
Aston Villa 35