Posted January 30, 2013 on AP on Fox
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Manchester United survived a second-half Southampton onslaught to win 2-1 and go seven points clear in the English Premier League title race on Wednesday. United fell behind after three minutes when goalkeeper David de Gea was partly culpable for Jay Rodriguez scoring. Even after Wayne Rooney responded with two goals in the first half for United, De Gea's goalkeeping remained a concern, looking nervy throughout. Southampton spent almost the entire second half in United territory and was denied a point only by some desperate defending, with Adam Lallana coming close to equalizing after De Gea spilled Rickie Lambert's free kick straight to him. But while United is seven points ahead of Manchester City at the top, Southampton is just three points clear of the relegation zone.
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