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Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea produced heroics as the second-placed team defeated Arsenal 3-1 and kept in touch with their city rivals.Chelsea overwhelmed Newcastle 3-1 Greg Holland Jersey to stay third and Liverpool thrashed Brighton 5-1 to move into that fourth Champions League spot.
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