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Premier League: Weekend round-up

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Hull City could not repeat their win in the FA Cup last week as they were beaten by Manchester City at the Kingston Communications Stadium.

Goals from David Silva and Edin Dzeko helped Manchester City brush aside the mid-week defeat to Barcelona at Nou Camp. They finished the game in a dominant style despite playing the last 80 minutes with 10 men after Vincent Kompany's 10th minute red card.

Everton compounded Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s woes with a 2-1 win over Cardiff. The bluebirds held the toffees through out the first half. They had to come back after Deufoleu’s opener in the 59th minute through Cala but could not hold on to the end as Seamus Coleman got the last minute winner for the Blues. 

Rock bottom Fulham further dented Newcastle’s European ambition with a lone goal from Ashkan Dejagah. Newcastle have been a shadow of themselves after the departure of Yohan Cabaye and have managed just a win since then. The win for Fulham did not move them up on the log but it drew them closer to Cardiff City with a difference of one point.

The Saints successfully rallied against 15th placed Norwich City to move them to just three points behind defending champions, Manchester United.

Another win for Stoke at the Britannia Stadium moves them further away from the drop zone. Peter Odemwingie’s brace and Marko Amautovic’s goal were enough to cancel Andy Carroll’s fifth minute opener and to also secure all three points for Mark Hughes.

Sunderland could only manage a draw against the regenerated Tony Pulis’ Crystal Palace. The lone point leaves them level on point with Cardiff City, still in the drop zone, three points behind Crystal Palace and West Brom and three games at hand.

Swansea's poor form this season continued as they go down to West Bromwich Albion by a goal to two at the Liberty stadium.

Aston Villa threatened Chelsea’s title hopes with a one-zero win at Villa park. Fabian Delph’s flick was enough to sink the Chelsea side that finished the game with nine men as well as Mourinho been sent to the stands.

Liverpool continued their impressive run with a massive win away from home and completing a double against Manchester United. Three penalties were awarded to Liverpool as Nemanja Vidic was shown his fourth red card against the reds. Gerrard converted two of the penalties before Luis Suarez’ left curler finished the massacre.

Arsenal’s triumphs over Tottenham this season continued as the Gunners overcame their North London rivals with Tomas Rosicky’s 71st second thunderbolt. Tim Sherwood could not hide his furiousness as Arsenal ran through the Spurs defence a couple of times but were not as clinical as expected. Spurs pulled some strings too but they could not get a leveller, let alone, a win.

Nine points from Manchester City’s outstanding games will take them three points ahead of present leaders, Chelsea while wins for both Liverpool and Arsenal in their respective outstanding games will make the two clubs one point behind Chelsea leaving the premier league title open for four clubs.

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