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Arsenal and Man United close gap at top

Manchester United and Arsenal kept the pressure on Chelsea at the top of England’s Premier League after both recorded easy wins tonight.

Manchester United cut the gap to Chelsea to two points after thrashing Wigan 5-0 for the second time this season.

United ran riot all night at Old Trafford and the only question was who many would they score. Wayne Rooney opened the scoring, with Michael Carrick and Rafael adding a third before half-time.

After the break, Dimitar Berbatov and man of the match Antonio Valencia added to United’s total. With the loss Wigan is now only one point above the relegation zone.

Arsenal moved to within four points of Chelsea as they easily handled bottom side Portsmouth 4-1.

Eduardo’s deflected free-kick got the Gunners of to a flying start and Samir Nasri made it 2-0 at half-time.

In the second half, Aaron Ramsey illustrated why he is one of the most promising young players in the Premier League with a brilliant solo effort after 69 minutes.

Nadir Belhadj pulled one back for Pompey, but Alex Song ended any hopes Portsmouth had of a comeback when he headed in a Nasri cross to complete the scoring.

Arsenal have a midweek date with Bolton next week, that will pull them to within 1 point of Chelsea if they can beat the manager-less Wanderers.

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