27 December, 2013 - 08:55

Manchester City 2-1 Liverpool and more Premier League news

Manchester City 2-1 Liverpool and more Premier League news

Manchester City extend their winning home run in Premier League to nine matches after beating Liverpool 2-1.

Philippe Coutinho opened the scoring on 24 minutes after some nice piece of work from Luis Suarez and Raheem Sterling. Vincent Kompany equalized seven minutes later before Simon Mignolet could not resist Alvaro Negredo’s powerful strike in the dying time of the first half. Liverpool have dropped to the fourth position ahead of another tough match on the road against Chelsea. Manchester City prepare to host Crystal Palace who have improved drastically under the new manager Tony Pulis.

Manchester United fought back from two goals down at Hull to keep chances of a top-4 finish. Steve Bruce’s men were leading 2-0 thirteen minutes into the game courtesy of goals from James Chester and David Meyler. The Red Devils, however, showed their fighting spirit and equalized before the break through Chris Smalling’s header and a stunning strike from Wayne Rooney. In the second half, they kept pushing and forced former United player Chester net a frustrating own goal. United now travel to Norwich while The Tigers take on Fulham.

Everton had a disastrous night as Leon Osman gave away an easy ball to Sung-Yong Ki and Tim Howard had to knock him down in the area. The goalkeeper was sent off after twenty-three minutes and The Korean striker converted a penalty kick. Everton looked for an equalizer by Gustavo Poyet’s squad survived against 10-man opponents. The Toffees suffered their second defeat of the season and will try to get back to winning ways in the match against Southampton on Sunday. The Black Cats travel to Cardiff.

Mark Hughes and two Stoke players were dismissed at St. James Park as Newcastle United went on to a 5-1 win. The Magpies will now face Arsenal in the last match of the year. Stoke travel to White Hart Lane.

Chelsea got another narrow three points against Swansea City and Arsenal were close to a defeat at West Ham but two late goals from Theo Walcott and Lukas Podolski’s strike ensured the first victory for Arsene Wenger in the last four matches and a return to the top of the table.

Saturday fixtures:
West Ham United v West Bromwich Albion
Aston Villa v Swansea City
Hull City v Fulham
Manchester City v Crystal Palace
Norwich City v Manchester United
Cardiff City v Sunderland

Sunday fixtures:
Everton v Southampton
Newcastle United v Arsenal
Chelsea v Liverpool
Tottenham Hotspur v Stoke City

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Author: Leon Smolski

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