Tough battle ahead as Man U meet L’pool

CHELSEA showed by beating Manchester United that they will not give up the Premier League title without a fight – and Liverpool are likely to be just as tenacious when they face United at Anfield on Sunday.
 Liverpool desperately want to avoid United moving ahead of them in the record books by lifting the championship a record 19th time.
 When Alex Ferguson took over as United manager in 1986 he proclaimed his target was to “knock Liverpool off their perch” – but by the time he finally managed to win the league in 1993, United’s eighth title, Liverpool had extended their tally to 18.
 United’s remarkable dominance since then, married to Liverpool’s 21- season barren spell, has brought the north-west rivals level on 18 titles, with United homing in on the 19th.
 Tuesday’s 2-1 setback at Chelsea put the brakes on that charge to a fourth title in five years and, though United still lead the way on 60 points, Arsenal, who host Sunderland tomorrow, are four points behind with a game in hand. – Reuters
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