20 Apr 2011

Manchester United's title charge slowed

9:09 am on 20 April 2011

Manchester United's English football Premier League title charge has been slowed with a 0-0 draw against Newcastle United.

United, playing their first game since being eliminated from the FA Cup by rivals Manchester City in the semi-finals, couldn't break down a resolute Newcastle defence to score a win that would've seen them climb nine points clear at the top of the Premier League standings.

United now have 70 points from 33 games, seven points above second-placed Arsenal and nine ahead of Chelsea - although the London sides both have a game in hand.