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Manchester United blew a great chance to move up to third place and the automatic Champions League qualification places against Wolves at Molineux last night. United took an early first half lead and would have been in confident mood of coming out on top in the end but Wolves are a very talent side and equalized soon after and the game was level at the break.

United’s downfall started when Ashley Young was sent off early in the second half and a Chris Smalling own goal with around twenty minutes remaining sealed their fate and Wolves deservedly held on for a 2-1 win. Watford and Fulham played in the other Premier League game last night and Watford condemned the Cottagers to relegation after a comfortable 3-1 win at Vicarage Road.

There are three more midweek Premier League games tonight and reigning Premier League champions Manchester City won’t get a better chance to make the most of their game in hand over Liverpool at home against third from bottom Cardiff City at the Etihad tonight. A win will mean they leapfrog Liverpool and go top by one point with only six games remaining which should lead to one of the most exciting Premier League winner battles of all-time.

Top-six teams Spurs and Chelsea are also both in action tonight and at home Chelsea have looked more assured than on the road and should beat Brighton as a result. If they do, they will move up to third level on points with Arsenal, but the Gunners will still have a game in hand. Fourth place Spurs face a tough test at their new stadium in a London derby against mid-table Palace and a win would see Spurs go third a point ahead of Arsenal, but Palace and manager Hodgson have masterminded some big upsets already this season and I would not be surprised if they make life very difficult for Spurs on this occasion.

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