LONDON — Manchester United reaffirmed its status as Manchester City's main rival for the English Premier League title on Saturday.
Tottenham had been widely hailed as a potential challenger after drawing level with United in midweek. But a 1-1 draw against relegation-threatened Wolverhampton Wanderers let United move two points clear of third-place Spurs with a 3-0 win over visiting Bolton.
Paul Scholes scored his first goal since ending his short-lived retirement before Danny Welbeck and Michael Carrick struck to leave United trailing City only on goal difference, although City can restore its three-point lead when it plays Wigan on Monday.
Also Saturday, fourth-place Chelsea beat Sunderland 1-0 and Liverpool drew 0-0 with visiting Stoke.