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Leaders United caught out by Kuyt treble

Published: Sunday 6 March 2011, 19.00CET
Dirk Kuyt struck a hat-trick as Liverpool FC dealt a blow to Premier League leaders Manchester United FC's title hopes with a 3-1 victory against their rivals at Anfield.
Leaders United caught out by Kuyt treble
Dirk Kuyt struck a hat-trick against Manchester United ©Getty Images
Published: Sunday 6 March 2011, 19.00CET

Leaders United caught out by Kuyt treble

Dirk Kuyt struck a hat-trick as Liverpool FC dealt a blow to Premier League leaders Manchester United FC's title hopes with a 3-1 victory against their rivals at Anfield.

Manchester United FC remain just three points clear at the top of the Premier League following a 3-1 defeat at Liverpool FC.

Arsenal FC spurned the chance to move within a solitary point of United when they were held 0-0 by Sunderland AFC on Saturday, but they can now draw level with Sir Alex Ferguson's side should they win their game in hand. The leaders suffered their third loss in five league outings as a Dirk Kuyt hat-trick helped Kenny Dalglish's hosts bounce back from their defeat at West Ham United FC last weekend.

Kuyt benefited from some superb Luis Suárez skill to turn in from close range on 34 minutes and the Netherlands striker headed in a second soon after following Nani's failure to clear. Liverpool's No18 then completed his treble on 65 minutes when he reacted first to Suárez's parried free-kick.

Javier Hernández's late header could not prevent the hosts from going sixth, six points behind Tottenham Hotspur FC, who drew 3-3 with Wolverhampton Wanderers FC. Wolves took the lead through Kevin Doyle but were subsequently behind twice before Steven Fletcher's 87th-minute equaliser.

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Last updated: 28/06/2011 14:49 CET

06/03/2011

WolvesWolves3-3TottenhamTottenham

Doyle 20, 40 (p), S. Fletcher 87

Defoe 30, 35, Pavlyuchenko 48

Venue: Wolverhampton

06/03/2011

LiverpoolLiverpool3-1Man. UnitedMan. United

Kuyt 34, 39, 65

Hernández 90+2

Venue: Liverpool

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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