Premier League round-up: City lose grip as United extend lead

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Manchester United now top the table with 46 points.

Manchester United extended their lead at the top of the Premier League table to seven points after they defeated Newcastle United 4-3 in a thrilling encounter at Old Trafford.

Newcastle led at half time 2-1 before Manchester came back strongly in the second half to defeat their visitors.

The win puts United on 46 points, seven more than their city rivals, Manchester City who lost 0-1 away to Sunderland.

In other games, Chelsea won away 1-0 at Norwich, thanks to a Juan Mata first half goal, while Everton beat Wigan at home 2-1.

Fulham and Southampton played 1-1, while Reading and Swansea played 0-0. QPR returned to the bottom of the table after a 1-2 loss at home to West Bromwich Albion.

The game between Arsenal and West Ham United was postponed.