Man Utd slips at home, Chelsea gets money's worth, more EPL thoughts

Wednesday January 1st, 2014
Manchester United's Antonio Valencia can do nothing but try to look away as Tottenham celebrates Emmanuel Adebayor's opener at Old Trafford Wednesday.
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Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure watches as his shot tucks inside the post for a goal in the club's New Year's Day victory over Swansea City.
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Solksjaer might calculate that even though Cardiff is one point and one place above the relegation places, it's only there because of the recent disarray. The squad he would inherit has shown it can live with the big boys, as it did for 88 minutes at the Emirates. If he doesn't make a mess, Cardiff should stay up and enhance his reputation. Then he will be well positioned to move on and up if Tan starts to interfere.

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