United set to clinch title tonight following City defeat

Manchester United can finally wrap up a twentieth league title with three points against Aston Villa at Old Trafford this evening after second place Manchester City lost to Tottenham Hotspur yesterday.

The omens are good for the hosts, who have lost just once in their last thirty-two games against the Villains, whose solo victory came at the Theatre of Dreams back in 2009.

Sir Alex Ferguson’s men go in to the game on the back of Wednesday evenings 2-2 draw with West Ham United, whilst their last home game was the 2-1 defeat to neighbours City in the Manchester derby.

Ashley Young will miss the visit of his former club after being ruled out for the rest of the season with an ankle injury, with Paul Scholes also side-lined.

Meanwhile, the odds for Robin Van Persie to win the Premier League Golden Boot were slashed yesterday following events at Anfield during Liverpool’s 2-2 draw with Chelsea.

Controversial striker Luis Suarez, who currently leads Van Persie by two goals, bit Blues defender Branislav Ivanovic in a seemingly unprovoked attack after the Uruguayan appeared irked after conceding a penalty at the other end of the pitch.

Suarez is now expected to be punished by the FA, as referee Kevin Friend failed to take action at the time having not seen the incident.

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