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Norwich shock former league leaders United

Published: Saturday 17 November 2012, 20.22CET
Manchester United FC lost 1-0 at Norwich City FC and were thus unable to reclaim top spot in the Premier League from Manchester City FC, who had earlier won 5-0.

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Published: Saturday 17 November 2012, 20.22CET

Norwich shock former league leaders United

Manchester United FC lost 1-0 at Norwich City FC and were thus unable to reclaim top spot in the Premier League from Manchester City FC, who had earlier won 5-0.

Manchester City FC are the new leaders of the Premier League after their 5-0 home victory against Aston Villa FC was followed by a surprise defeat for Manchester United FC in the late fixture.

Unbeaten City went top for the first time this season thanks to a win in which Carlos Tévez and Sergio Agüero each scored twice. The emphatic nature of that success meant Sir Alex Ferguson's side, without Wayne Rooney because of tonsilitis, had to take all three points from their trip to Norwich City FC – but they left Carrow Road with nothing.

Anthony Pilkington, a one-time United youth player, scored the only goal, heading in Javier Garrido's left-wing cross on the hour. Chelsea FC also suffered defeat, 2-1 at West Bromwich FC, who are now a point and place behind the Blues in fourth after Everton FC lost by the same scoreline to Reading FC, whose first win of the campaign was secured by two goals from Adam Le Fondre.

Elsewhere, Emmanuel Adebayor opened the scoring but was then sent off as Tottenham Hotspur FC went down 5-2 to Arsenal FC in the north London derby. Liverpool FC, Southampton FC and Swansea City AFC were the day's other winners.

Last updated: 04/12/13 19.03CET

Results

English Premier League 2012/13

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 28/11/2012 17:07 CET

17/11/2012

NorwichNorwich1-0Man. UnitedMan. United

Pilkington 60

Venue: Norwich

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Man. CityMan. City5-0Aston VillaAston Villa

Silva 43, Agüero 54 (P), 67, Tévez 65 (P), 74

Venue: Manchester

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LiverpoolLiverpool3-0WiganWigan

Suárez 47, 58, Enrique 65

Venue: Liverpool

17/11/2012

QPRQPR1-3SouthamptonSouthampton

Hoilett 49

Lambert 23, Puncheon 45+1, Ferdinand 83 (o.g.)

Venue: London

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West BromWest Brom2-1ChelseaChelsea

Long 10, Odemwingie 50

Hazard 39

Venue: West Bromwich

17/11/2012

ReadingReading2-1EvertonEverton

Le Fondre 51, 79 (P)

S. Naismith 10

Venue: Reading

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NewcastleNewcastle1-2SwanseaSwansea

Ba 90+3

Pérez Cuesta 58, De Guzmán 87

Venue: Newcastle

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ArsenalArsenal5-2TottenhamTottenham

Mertesacker 24, Podolski 42, Giroud 45+1, Santi Cazorla 60, Walcott 90+1

Adebayor 10, Bale 71

Venue: London

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