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Man Utd 2-0 Everton: Rafael grabs assist as United grind out victory

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Rafael notched an assists to help Manchester United secure a 2-0 win over Everton in the Premier League clash at Old Trafford. 

The Brazil full-back set up Robin van Persie for the second as Sir Alex Ferguson's side stretch their lead at the top of the table to twelve points.

Ryan Giggs opened the scoring, setting a record for scoring a goal in 23 consecutive seasons, after Van Persie saw his shot rebound off the post.

But Van Persie grabbed the goal he was looking for after latching onto a superb pass from Rafael for the second.

Manchester United now lead nearest rivals Manchester City by 12 points after the latter slipped up yesterday.

The Red Devils still have twelve more games to play but the lead is seen by many as unassailable due to City's recent poor form.

They have also only lost a staggering 13 points over the course of the season as they look to home in on the title.


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