Premier League Big 6: United and Chelsea the Big Winners Tonight

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Premier League Big 6: United and Chelsea the Big Winners Tonight
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Fergie clearly enjoying the view

With the season entering its final stages, there is still a lot to play for and big results aside, nothing is set in stone. So who were the big winners and losers this weekend?

Manchester United - Winners

United keep their impressive home form going with another win, though needing a Dimitar Berbatov winner in the 88th minute to reinforce their position at the top of the league. A red card for Jonny Evans looked to send the match towards Bolton's favor but a determined United side took all 3 points. 

The victory opened a five point lead over 2nd place Arsenal who still have a game in hand after dropping two points away to West Brom, no doubt easing the pressure off the leaders.

Chelsea - Winners

David Luiz and Ramires' late goals helped the reigning champions to a fine 2-0 win over Man City, which now puts them a point ahead of City with a game in hand. Fernando Torres continued his barren spell in front of goal but Luiz looks to be one of the best signings of the January window with his excellent defending complimented by some big game goals. 

With Tottenham drawing against West Ham, Chelsea look to have sealed their Champion's League place. 

Liverpool - Winners

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While a Champion's league spot is edging further away, Liverpool sit 4 points behind Tottenham, who have a game in hand, and 5th place. Their 2-0 win against Sunderland puts them back on the road to 5th and a guaranteed place in the Europa league. There are still a few variables to throw in, not least City's FA Cup run and Tottenham's Premier League run after qualification through winning the tournament, ended midweek. 

Arsenal - Losers

A 2-2 draw against West Brom has seriously dented the Gunners title challenge and while the season is not over, fans are wondering if the current team are really good enough to keep up with United. A horrible call from Almunia cost the Gunners dearly, they'll need to be at the best and hope the key trio of Fabregas, Walcott and Song return before it's too late.

They won't be elated by the fact Chelsea are now 4 points behind the Gunners and look to be at their best.

Manchester City - Losers 

After losing out to Chelsea, they now find themselves five points behind 2nd placed Arsenal but even more worryingly find themselves 4th a point behind Chelsea who have a game in hand. They effectively have a four point lead over Tottenham which they'll need to defend, if they want to play in the Champion's league next season, with Spurs having a vital game in hand. 

They can take some solace with Spurs dropping two points but City have looked toothless recently and need to find their best form if only to save face from the torrent of bravado they were spewing at the start of the season.

Tottenham Hotspurs - Losers

Spurs are living dangerously after their Champion's league heroics, they may find themselves at a crossroads between Champion's league glory this season and qualifying for it next season. They'll need to pile on the pressure on Chelsea and Man City, while keeping an eye out for Liverpool as a dip in form could cost them dearly.

4 points and a game in hand are the only things separating them from 4th, though their goal difference could be vital come the end of the season.

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