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Leg 2Aggregate: 2 - 3Tottenham Hotspur win 3-2 on aggregate
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Leg 2Aggregate: 2 - 4
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Prem Forecaster: United won't finish top four, City faces must-win vs. CFC

Manchester United faces an uphill climb to finish in the top four and secure a Champions League spot.
Manchester United faces an uphill climb to finish in the top four and secure a Champions League spot.

Welcome to the second edition of Insider's Premier League Forecaster, an end-of-season table projection fueled by ESPN's Soccer Power Index (SPI), a regression-based algorithm designed to predict soccer matches. SPI simulates the remainder of the season 10,000 times, using the odds of each projected match, with the end result presented in the table below.

If you missed the inaugural version two weeks ago, click here for a primer and the previous table. (Note: The previous table forecast was incorrect due to a projection error. Chelsea, not Manchester City, should have been the projected favorite to win the league leading up to matches Jan. 10.)

With a lull in Premier League action last week due to FA Cup and Capital One Cup matches, in this edition we break down table risers and fallers over the past few weeks and preview what promises to be one of the most important matches of the season: Chelsea versus Manchester City on Saturday.

Here's a look at the latest forecast for all 20 Prem teams, along with breakdowns of the title, Champions League and relegation battles.  

Latest table projection

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10-man Sunderland held by Fulham, replay forced

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Jack Rodwell was sent off after being booked in the 30th and 66th minutes.

Substitute Hugo Rodallega was denied an FA Cup giant-killing act by a post as Championship Fulham very nearly shocked 10-man Premier League outfit Sunderland.

The Colombia international blasted against the woodwork as time ran down with the Black Cats, who played the final 24 minutes without £10million midfielder Jack Rodwell after he was dismissed for a second bookable offence, teetering on the brink.

Until that point, the Black Cats had looked the more likely winners after emerging from their...

Sunderland looking for FA Cup inspiration to turn season around

Sunderland coach Gus Poyet has backed new signing Jermain Defoe to be a hit at the Stadium of Light.

After the disappointment of a narrow defeat at Tottenham last Saturday, Sunderland now find themselves in one of those cup ties that seems to pass people by -- a home draw against competent but hardly inspiring Championship opponents.

Ticket sales have been sluggish and a crowd that has usually been around 40,000 is more likely to be half that, despite the reduction in prices which seems obligatory in the early rounds of the FA Cup. The visitors' section is not likely to be over busy either.

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 By PA Sport

Jermain Defoe welcomes pressure to help Sunderland stay up

Sunderland coach Gus Poyet has backed new signing Jermain Defoe to be a hit at the Stadium of Light.

New signing Jermain Defoe is relishing the pressure of being asked to fire Sunderland out of Premier League trouble.

The 32-year-old England international completed a swift return to English football last week after an 11-month spell in MLS with Toronto FC when the Black Cats struck a swap deal for United States international Jozy Altidore.

Defoe made his debut against former club Tottenham in a 2-1 defeat at White Hart Lane on Saturday, a game in which he was unable to maintain his record of scoring...

By ESPN Staff
Jan 17, 2015

Prem: Tottenham 2-1 Sunderland

Christian Eriksen secured all three points for Spurs with a well placed finish late in the match.

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