Premier League: Manchester United vs. Birmingham

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Manchester United could go on top of the Premier League standings as they play the Blues at St Andrew’s Stadium this evening.

The Red Devils have already endured five losses in the EPL this term and Sir Alex Ferguson knows that if the club continues to fall apart in the second half of the season, they will jeopardize their hopes of winning another title.

Tonight’s is not a match Birmingham City is expected to win yet Alex McLeish is positive they have the ability to set a new top-flight record for the club. The Blues entered 2010 in eighth place with 32 points, and they are also unbeaten in 12 games in all competitions.

The Scot will recall Lee Bowyer, Sebastian Larsson and James McFadden into midfield, while Christian Benitez is likely to replace Kevin Phillips in attack.

Ferguson meanwhile will be looking for a quick response to last week’s FA Cup disaster. However, the boys from Old Trafford will have to overcome their away day blues, as they have already lost at Burnley, Liverpool, Chelsea and Fulham this season.

The snow has accounted for a large number of games in Britain of late, but it is hoped this game will push through.

UPDATE: Birmingham City denied Manchester United top spot in the Premier League, as they held the Red Devils to a 1-1 draw at St. Andrew’s.