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Manchester United vs Aston Villa, Premier League Gameweek 34: Open Thread

man united aston villa Manchester United vs Aston Villa, Premier League Gameweek 34: Open Thread

After Manchester City’s shock loss against Tottenham Hotspur yesterday, Manchester United will win the 2012-13 Premier League title today if they beat Aston Villa at Old Trafford.

Or, if Aston Villa wins today, it’ll mean that Reading and Queens Park Rangers will officially be relegated.

No matter what happens today, you have two clubs facing each other — each with their own priorities. A win for Villa will lift them six points away from the relegation zone. Manchester United, meanwhile, are keeping their eye on trying to break the Premier League record for the most number of points achieved in a single season by Chelsea with 95. United, sitting on 81 points, have five matches remaining and an opportunity to finish the season on as high as 96 points if they win all of their remaining matches.

If United wins, they’ll lift the trophy on Sunday, May 12 when they play Swansea City at Old Trafford.

The biggest question about the team news today will be whether Wayne Rooney gets a start for United or not, especially after being substituted against West Ham United for, by his standards, a sub-par performance.

To find out when and where the match will be shown live on US television and Internet, as well as the remaining matches for the season, check out our TV guide.

Before, during or after today’s match, join the conversation with football supporters from around the world in the comments section below.


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Founder and publisher of World Soccer Talk, Christopher Harris is the managing editor of the site. He has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Guardian and several other publications. Plus he has made appearances on NPR, BBC World, CBC, BBC Five Live, talkSPORT and beIN SPORT. Harris, who has lived in Florida since 1984, has supported Swansea City since 1979. He's also an expert on soccer in South Florida, and got engaged during half-time of a MLS game. Harris launched EPL Talk in 2005, which was rebranded as World Soccer Talk in 2013.
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