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City earn comeback win, Chelsea held

Published: Sunday 11 November 2012, 18.07CET
Manchester City FC staged a spirited second-half comeback to defeat Tottenham Hotspur FC 2-1, before Luis Suárez salvaged a 1-1 draw for Liverpool FC at Chelsea FC.

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Published: Sunday 11 November 2012, 18.07CET

City earn comeback win, Chelsea held

Manchester City FC staged a spirited second-half comeback to defeat Tottenham Hotspur FC 2-1, before Luis Suárez salvaged a 1-1 draw for Liverpool FC at Chelsea FC.

Manchester City FC rallied from a goal behind to earn a 2-1 victory at home to Tottenham Hotspur FC and maintain their unbeaten start to the season.

The home side's vulnerability from set pieces proved their undoing in Tuesday's 2-2 UEFA Champions League draw with AFC Ajax and it took Spurs 21 minutes to exploit that weakness again. Tom Huddlestone's intelligent cross was met by defender Steven Caulker, whose powerful header squirmed through the hands of England goalkeeper Joe Hart. 

City struggled to find their rhythm after the break and it took a moment of individual brilliance for them to draw level. Sergio Agüero provided it, slipping past Caulker and sliding in a sublime finish. With that breakthrough, Roberto Mancini's charges seized the initiative, and substitute Edin Džeko made no mistake from close range two minutes from time. 

Chelsea FC dropped to third after surrendering a lead to draw 1-1 against Liverpool FC at Stamford Bridge. The home side were rewarded with the goal their early possession merited on 20 minutes when John Terry headed in Juan Mata's corner. Mata then blazed over after breezing through the visiting defence, before Brad Jones denied Fernando Torres at point-blank range. They were made to pay for their profligacy in the second half when Luis Suárez turned in Jamie Carragher's flick-on. 

Meanwhile, West Ham United FC moved up to sixth after consigning Newcastle United FC to a 1-0 loss courtesy of Kevin Nolan's 39th-minute strike. 

Last updated: 04/12/13 19.04CET

Results

English Premier League 2012/13

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 16/01/2013 16:37 CET

11/11/2012

ChelseaChelsea1-1LiverpoolLiverpool

Terry 20

Suárez 73

Venue: London

11/11/2012

NewcastleNewcastle0-1West HamWest Ham

Nolan 38

Venue: Newcastle

11/11/2012

Man. CityMan. City2-1TottenhamTottenham

Agüero 65, Džeko 88

Caulker 21

Venue: Manchester

10/11/2012

Aston VillaAston Villa2-3Man. UnitedMan. United

Weimann 45+1, 50

Hernández 58, 87, Vlaar 63 (o.g.)

Venue: Birmingham

10/11/2012

WiganWigan1-2West BromWest Brom

Koné 44

Morrison 31, G. Caldwell 43 (o.g.)

Venue: Wigan

10/11/2012

SouthamptonSouthampton1-1SwanseaSwansea

Schneiderlin 64

Dyer 73

Venue: Southampton

10/11/2012

StokeStoke1-0QPRQPR

Adam 52

Venue: Stoke

10/11/2012

ReadingReading0-0NorwichNorwich

Venue: Reading

10/11/2012

EvertonEverton2-1SunderlandSunderland

Fellaini 76, Jelavić 79

A. Johnson 45+1

Venue: Liverpool

10/11/2012

ArsenalArsenal3-3FulhamFulham

Giroud 11, 69, Podolski 23

Berbatov 29, 67 (P), Kacaniklic 40

Venue: London

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