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Džeko winner sends Manchester City top

Published: Saturday 28 December 2013, 20.20CET
Edin Džeko's winner saw off Crystal Palace FC to send Manchester City FC top of the Premier League on Saturday, while Manchester United FC also picked up three points.

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Published: Saturday 28 December 2013, 20.20CET

Džeko winner sends Manchester City top

Edin Džeko's winner saw off Crystal Palace FC to send Manchester City FC top of the Premier League on Saturday, while Manchester United FC also picked up three points.

Manchester City FC went top of the Premier League after a narrow 1-0 victory against Crystal Palace FC, on a day when Manchester United FC also eked out three points.

City may have gone into Saturday's contest with a perfect home league record this season, but goalkeeper Joe Hart needed to be on form to keep out Jason Puncheon, while Marouane Chamakh also headed wide for the 17th-placed visitors. However, Edin Džeko rifled Jesús Navas's cutback into the roof of the net on 66 minutes to send City two points clear of Arsenal FC at the top. The Gunners travel to Newcastle United FC on Sunday.

United survived a scare of their own at Norwich City FC. The hosts piled on the first-half pressure in their bid to end David Moyes's side's five-game winning run in all competitions. However, Danny Welbeck's half-time introduction proved a turning point, the England forward rounding John Ruddy to slide in the winner 12 minutes after his introduction to move United into sixth.

Hull City AFC were the big winners of the day, Robert Koren scoring twice in a 6-0 win against Fulham FC, while late goals from Steven Fletcher and Jack Colback earned Sunderland AFC a 2-2 draw at Cardiff City AFC. West Bromwich Albion FC and West Ham United FC drew 3-3 and Swansea City AFC were held 1-1 at Aston Villa FC.

Last updated: 29/12/13 11.42CET

Results

English Premier League 2013/14

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 28/12/2013 20:24 CET

28/12/2013

CardiffCardiff2-2SunderlandSunderland

Mutch 6, Campbell 58

S. Fletcher 83, Colback 90+5

Venue: Cardiff

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HullHull6-0FulhamFulham

Al-Muhammadi 49, Koren 60, 84, Boyd 63, Huddlestone 67, Fryatt 74

Venue: Hull

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Man. CityMan. City1-0Crystal PalaceCrystal Palace

Džeko 66

Venue: Manchester

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NorwichNorwich0-1Man. UnitedMan. United

Welbeck 57

Venue: Norwich

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Aston VillaAston Villa1-1SwanseaSwansea

Agbonlahor 7

Lamah 36

Venue: Birmingham

28/12/2013

West HamWest Ham3-3West BromWest Brom

J. Cole 4, Maiga 65, Nolan 67

Anelka 40, 45+1, Berahino 69

Venue: London

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