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Arsenal advance halted by Sunderland

Published: Saturday 5 March 2011, 19.00CET
Sunderland AFC ended a run of four consecutive defeats with a goalless draw at Arsenal FC, a result which dashed the Gunners' hopes of closing on leaders Manchester United FC.
Arsenal advance halted by Sunderland
Jack Wilshere (left) and Sunderland's Sulley Muntari contest possession at the Arsenal Stadium ©Getty Images
Published: Saturday 5 March 2011, 19.00CET

Arsenal advance halted by Sunderland

Sunderland AFC ended a run of four consecutive defeats with a goalless draw at Arsenal FC, a result which dashed the Gunners' hopes of closing on leaders Manchester United FC.

Arsenal FC were prevented from reducing Manchester United FC's lead to a point by a determined Sunderland AFC side who restricted the Gunners to a 0-0 draw.

Sunderland, who had lost their last four, were penned back for large spells, but departed with a share of the spoils despite Samir Nasri and Marouane Chamakh striking the woodwork late on. The result means United can extend their advantage to six points when they visit Liverpool FC on Sunday.

West Ham United FC climbed out of the relegation zone courtesy of a 3-0 home win against Stoke City FC, Dember Ba among the scorers with his fourth in three matches. The east Londoners are replaced in the drop zone by League Cup winners Birmingham City FC, who succumbed 3-1 to fellow strugglers West Bromwich Albion FC.

Elsewhere, Newcastle United FC lost 2-1 to visitors Everton FC despite taking the lead through Leon Best, and Bobby Zamora struck a late winner from the spot − his first goal since August following a broken leg − as Fulham FC trumphed 3-2 against Blackburn Rovers FC. Ivan Klasnić (86) also left if late in Bolton Wanderers FC's defeat of Aston Villa FC by the same scoreline.

In the late fixture, David Silva's goal earned third-placed Manchester City FC a 1-0 win against Wigan Athletic FC.

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05/03/2011

Man. CityMan. City1-0WiganWigan

Silva 38

Venue: Manchester

05/03/2011

BoltonBolton3-2Aston VillaAston Villa

Cahill 45+2, 75, Klasnić 86

Bent 15, Albrighton 64

Venue: Bolton

05/03/2011

ArsenalArsenal0-0SunderlandSunderland

Venue: London

05/03/2011

FulhamFulham3-2BlackburnBlackburn

Duff 37, 59, Zamora 89 (p)

Hangeland 45+1 (o.g.), Hoilett 65

Venue: London

05/03/2011

NewcastleNewcastle1-2EvertonEverton

Best 23

Osman 31, Jagielka 36

Venue: Newcastle

05/03/2011

West HamWest Ham3-0StokeStoke

Ba 21, Da Costa 29, Hitzlsperger 83

Venue: London

05/03/2011

BirminghamBirmingham1-3West BromWest Brom

Beausejour 48

Mulumbu 47, Morrison 58, Scharner 72

Venue: Birmingham

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