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Arsenal and City halted in pursuit of United

Published: Wednesday 5 January 2011, 23.00CET
Second-placed Manchester City FC and third-placed Arsenal FC were forced to settle for a goalless draw on a night when titleholders Chelsea FC lost to Wolverhampton Wanderers FC.
Arsenal and City halted in pursuit of United
There was nothing to separate Arsenal and Manchester City ©Getty Images
Published: Wednesday 5 January 2011, 23.00CET

Arsenal and City halted in pursuit of United

Second-placed Manchester City FC and third-placed Arsenal FC were forced to settle for a goalless draw on a night when titleholders Chelsea FC lost to Wolverhampton Wanderers FC.

Manchester City FC and Arsenal FC both ended with ten men as they played out a goalless draw which edged them a point closer to Premier League leaders Manchester United FC.

United pulled clear by winning on Tuesday and are now two points ahead of City and four in front of Arsenal. It was Arsène Wenger's side who dominated for large swathes in north London, hitting the post through Robin van Persie and Cesc Fàbregas inside the opening half an hour. Van Persie was later denied by a fine Joe Hart save before Bacary Sagna and Pablo Zabaleta were dismissed a minute from time.

Tottenham Hotspur FC are a further four points adrift of Arsenal in fourth having lost 2-1 at Everton FC, while titleholders Chelsea FC fell further off the pace with a 1-0 defeat at Wolverhampton Wanderers FC, who started the day bottom of the table. Carlo Ancelotti's team have now won just one of their last nine league fixtures.

Elsewhere, Leon Best broke his Newcastle United FC duck in emphatic fashion, scoring a hat-trick in his side's 5-0 win against West Ham United FC, who now prop up the standings. One place better off on 21 points are Wigan Athletic FC following their 1-1 draw with Bolton Wanderers FC.

Aston Villa FC, who have the same total, slipped to third bottom after losing 1-0 to Sunderland AFC, both sides having a man sent off. Meanwhile, Liverpool FC's travails continued with a 3-1 reverse at Blackburn Rovers FC.

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05/01/2011

BoltonBolton1-1WiganWigan

Rodrigo 54

Stam 80

Venue: Bolton

05/01/2011

EvertonEverton2-1TottenhamTottenham

Saha 3, Coleman 75

Van der Vaart 11

Venue: Liverpool

05/01/2011

BlackburnBlackburn3-1LiverpoolLiverpool

M. Olsson 32, Benjani 38, 57

Gerrard 81

Venue: Blackburn

05/01/2011

WolvesWolves1-0ChelseaChelsea

Bosingwa 5 (o.g.)

Venue: Wolverhampton

05/01/2011

NewcastleNewcastle5-0West HamWest Ham

Nolan 45, Best 18, 39, 60, Løvenkrands 63

Venue: Newcastle

05/01/2011

Aston VillaAston Villa0-1SunderlandSunderland

Bardsley 80

Venue: Birmingham

05/01/2011

ArsenalArsenal0-0Man. CityMan. City

Venue: London

04/01/2011

Man. UnitedMan. United2-1StokeStoke

Hernández 27, Nani 62

Whitehead 50

Venue: Manchester

04/01/2011

FulhamFulham3-0West BromWest Brom

Davies 45+1, Dempsey 56, Hangeland 65

Venue: London

04/01/2011

BlackpoolBlackpool1-2BirminghamBirmingham

Campbell 68

Hleb 24, Dann 89

Venue: Blackpool

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