including a 7-1 battering of Blackburn. Draws at City and Aston Villa don’t prove too costly as Chelsea pick up only one win all month and lose three times, including 3-0 at home to Sunderland. Arsenal crash at home to Newcastle and Spurs to show cracks of their own. 1.United 15/31, 2.Chelsea 15/29, 3.Arsenal 15/29.
The snow brings a number of postponements, including United’s date at Chelsea, to leave City level on points at the top with United going into 2011. The Reds remain unbeaten after Ji-sung Park’s header accounts for Arsenal but concede a controversial late equaliser at Birmingham. The Gunners exact revenge against Chelsea with a 3-1 triumph but have to settle for a 2-2 draw at Wigan in their next outing. A narrow 1-0 victory against Bolton is the only win of the Christmas period for last season’s Double winners. 1.United 18/38, 3.Arsenal 19/36, 4.Chelsea 19/34.
Four wins out of five games proves a great haul for United with a draw at Spurs also considered a good result. The comeback win at Blackpool in a rearranged fixture is vital for keeping Sir Alex’s side on track for glory. Arsenal are starting to look the biggest threat as Wenger’s team fail to concede a goal throughout the month, despite being held by City at the Emirates. Dropped points at home to Villa and a shock defeat at Wolves sees Chelsea lose further ground. 1.United 23/51, 2.Arsenal 23/46, 4.Chelsea 23/41.
United’s unbeaten record is finally ended at Wolves but the response is positive with Wayne Rooney’s wonder-goal settling the Manchester derby and Wigan hit for