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Falcao, van Persie on target in Man Utd's win

Manchester United beat Leicester to move up to third in the English Premier League; Sturridge on target for Liverpool.

    Falcao has now scored four goals for the club since his move last year [AFP]
    Falcao has now scored four goals for the club since his move last year [AFP]

    Radamel Falcao scored only his fourth goal for Manchester United in a 3-1 victory over Leicester in the English Premier League.

    The striker, who is on loan until the end of the season from Monaco, scored between Robin van Persie's opener and Wes Morgan's own goal.

    United provisionally rose to third in the league above Southampton, which hosts Swansea on Sunday.

    Elsewhere, Daniel Sturridge scored within 12 minutes of his return from injury to help Liverpool beat West Ham 2-0.

    Sturridge came on as a second-half substitute and his angled shot in the 80th found the bottom right corner after being set up by Philippe Coutinho. Coutinho had earlier set up Raheem Sterling to score in the 51st at Anfield.

    Liverpool moved above West Ham into seventh place with its third straight league win.

    Results:

    Crystal Palace 0-1 Everton
    Hull City 0-3 Newcastle 
    Liverpool 2-0 West Ham
    Manchester United 3-1 Leicester City
    Stoke City 3-1 QPR
    Sunderland 2-0 Burnley
    West Brom 0-3 Tottenham

    SOURCE: AP


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