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Man U Survives Tense Brush With Danger

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Five English Premier League thoughts that are loaded with Christmas fun:

1. Breathless in Manchester: Alex Ferguson, so irate a little while earlier, could afford to smile when he faced the microphone after Manchester United had beaten Newcastle on Wednesday, aka Boxing Day.

"You would have to do an interview of an hour to analyse the whole game," he said. He was, as so often, right. Today's blog could be more than filled with items salvaged from the Manchester rain.

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