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British Soccer Roundup

January 21, 2001

LONDON (AP) _ Manchester United moved closer to its seventh Premier League title in nine seasons on Sunday when second-place Sunderland was held to a 0-0 tie by last-place Bradford.

United beat Aston Villa 2-0 on Saturday and is 13 points ahead of Sunderland.

The United-Sunderland game was watched by new England coach Sven-Goran Eriksson. And he was disappointed to discover that United rested his likely team captain, David Beckham.

Third-place Arsenal slipped further behind after being held to a 0-0 tie by Leicester and is 15 points off the lead.

Liverpool climbed to fourth despite being held to a scoreless tie at home by Middlesbrough.

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