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Table-topping United face testing festive clashes

Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson has presided over enough festive fixtures to know rotation is the key as he prepares for a busy period starting with the visit of Newcastle United in the Premier League on Wednesday.

A disappointing 1-1 draw at Swansea City on Sunday saw United’s lead at the top cut to four points over Manchester City and maximum points at home to Newcastle and West Bromwich Albion and away to Wigan Athletic are on Ferguson’s holiday menu.

He can take heart from the fact that Newcastle, who languish in 14th place, have not won at Old Trafford since a 2-0 victory in the old first division way back in 1972.

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Anorthosis maintain four-point lead over APOEL

Anorthosis Ammochostos maintained their four-point advantage over APOEL at the top of the Cypriot football league with a hard-fought 2-1 victory at Enosis Neon Paralimni.

The hosts took the lead with a third-minute long-range header from Andreas Constantinou, before second-half goals from Ricardo Laborde and Juliano Spadacio put the match to bed.

“We conceded very early and that is why we were anxious to impose our style of play and get back to level terms,” assessed Anorthosis coach Ronny Levy. “Even the chances we created in the first half were not a product of organised play. 

“In the second half we managed to score early and that helped us get back on track. 

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