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Manchester City rattle six past leaders Arsenal

Published: Saturday 14 December 2013, 20.20CET
Manchester City FC gave an indication of their title potential with a 6-3 home win against Premier League leaders Arsenal FC, before Chelsea FC closed the gap at the top to two points.

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Published: Saturday 14 December 2013, 20.20CET

Manchester City rattle six past leaders Arsenal

Manchester City FC gave an indication of their title potential with a 6-3 home win against Premier League leaders Arsenal FC, before Chelsea FC closed the gap at the top to two points.

Manchester City FC moved within three points of Arsenal FC with a statement-making 6-3 victory at home against the Premier League leaders, before Chelsea FC reduced the Gunners' advantage to two points by downing Crystal Palace FC 2-1.

Sergio Agüero opened the scoring for City from a corner on 14 minutes and although Theo Walcott levelled with a deflected shot, Álvaro Negredo restored the lead ahead of half-time. Fernandinho curled in for City shortly after the break, and Manuel Pellegrini's charges responded to a fine Walcott effort with goals from David Silva and another for Fernandinho.

Per Mertesacker registered late in added time for Arsenal, but City were not finished yet and capped an excellent attacking performance via Yaya Touré from the penalty spot, their 35th goal in eight home league games this term. The result lifted City into second, until Chelsea climbed back ahead of them thanks to Ramires's 35th-minute goal against Palace, Marouane Chamakh having earlier cancelled out a Fernando Torres opener.

Everton FC are fourth as they made it nine games unbeaten with a 4-1 home success against Fulham FC – Leon Osman, Seamus Coleman, Gareth Barry and Kevin Mirallas with the goals – while Newcastle United FC and Southampton FC played out a 1-1 draw.

Also on Saturday, Peter Whittingham's effort meant Cardiff City AFC lifted themselves up to 14th by edging West Bromwich Albion FC 1-0, and strugglers West Ham FC and Sunderland AFC contested a 0-0 stalemate, as did Hull City AFC and Stoke City FC.

Last updated: 14/12/13 23.51CET

Results

English Premier League 2013/14

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 14/12/2013 20:23 CET

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HullHull0-0StokeStoke

Venue: Hull

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CardiffCardiff1-0West BromWest Brom

Whittingham 65

Venue: Cardiff

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ChelseaChelsea2-1Crystal PalaceCrystal Palace

Torres 16, Ramires 35

Chamakh 29

Venue: London

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EvertonEverton4-1FulhamFulham

Osman 18, Coleman 73, Barry 84, Mirallas 90+1

Berbatov 67 (P)

Venue: Liverpool

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NewcastleNewcastle1-1SouthamptonSouthampton

Gouffran 27

Rodriguez 65

Venue: Newcastle

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West HamWest Ham0-0SunderlandSunderland

Venue: London

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Man. CityMan. City6-3ArsenalArsenal

Agüero 14, Negredo 39, Fernandinho 50, 88, Silva 66, Y. Touré 90+6 (P)

Walcott 31, 63, Mertesacker 90+4

Venue: Manchester

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