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EPL: United beat Liverpool 2-1 after nervy finish

January 13, 2013 21:28 IST

Premier League leaders Manchester United sealed a needlessly nervy 2-1 home win over Liverpool on Sunday after Robin van Persie and Patrice Evra put rival Luis Suarez in the shade.

A dominant United somehow let Liverpool stay in the game but in the end stretched their advantage to 10 points ahead of second-placed Manchester City playing at Arsenal.

Dutchman Van Persie, English football's in-form striker along with Liverpool's Suarez, grabbed a first-half opener for United after Evra's assist and the Frenchman's header deflected in off team mate Nemanja Vidic to make it 2-0 after 54 minutes.

Substitute Daniel Sturridge pulled one back for eighth-placed Liverpool soon after and the visitors applied further pressure but United hung on.Robin van Persie

Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

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