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26/02/2008 09:19

Papers: Goals could be key

Title could go to goal difference
Sir Alex Ferguson believes this season's title race is so tight it could ultimately be decided by goal difference. Second-placed Manchester United and leaders Arsenal are separated by three points, with the Gunners still having to travel to Old Trafford on April 12. If United, who beat Arsenal 4-0 there in the FA Cup 10 days ago, can stage a repeat victory over Arsene Wenger's side, the two arch rivals could be neck-and-neck with four games left. And United boss Fergie reckons the title could then be determined by goal difference for the first time in almost 20 years. "We're scoring a lot of goals and, you never know, it could be an issue," said Fergie. "I've always said that having a superior goal difference is worth an extra point. And it could be vital this season with the championship being so close. The title run-in is always tough. If you're involved in Europe, FA Cup and chasing the championship, what do you expect? It's not a doddle, that's for sure."
David McDonnell, Daily Mirror

Ex-Gunners' striker Ian Wright says United's sparkling form has left him fearing the worst for Arsenal.

Meanwhile, French goalscoring sensation Karim Benzema insists he will not be leaving Lyon any time soon. And, when he does, he'll head to Spain or Italy.

Charlton boss Alan Pardew wants to sign the Reds' highly-rated striker Fraizer Campbell in a £2million deal.

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