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Slick City back to third after five-star showing

Published: Sunday 3 April 2011, 19.15CET
Manchester City FC recaptured third place and considerable form as they hit five goals against Sunderland AFC, on a day when Fulham FC sealed a home win at Blackpool FC's expense.
Slick City back to third after five-star showing
Carlos Tévez (left) celebrates his 19th goal in 27 league appearances for City ©Getty Images
Published: Sunday 3 April 2011, 19.15CET

Slick City back to third after five-star showing

Manchester City FC recaptured third place and considerable form as they hit five goals against Sunderland AFC, on a day when Fulham FC sealed a home win at Blackpool FC's expense.

Manchester City FC's hopes of reaching the UEFA Champions League group stage for the first time next season received a welcome shot in the arm as they completed an emphatic five-goal victory against Sunderland AFC to move up to third place in the Premier League.

City's European aspirations had hit a snag two weeks ago when they lost 2-0 at Chelsea FC, but they were revived with this stylish 5-0 success. Adam Johnson (9), Carlos Tévez (15) – via the penalty spot – and Patrick Vieira (67), all missing from the starting lineup at Stamford Bridge, were on target for the hosts, while David Silva (63) and Yaya Touré (73) also got in on the act. City are a point above fourth-placed Chelsea and ten behind leaders Manchester United FC.

Earlier in the day Bobby Zamora scored twice (23, 28) and Dickson Etuhu added a third (72) as Fulham FC condemned Blackpool FC to their tenth defeat in 14 league matches. The win takes last season's UEFA Europa League finalists up to tenth place in the standings, while Ian Holloway's men now hover one point above the bottom three.

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Last updated: 03/04/11 19.54CET

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

03/04/2011

Man. CityMan. City5-0SunderlandSunderland

A. Johnson 9, Tévez 15 (p), Silva 63, Vieira 67, Yaya Touré 73

Venue: Manchester

03/04/2011

FulhamFulham3-0BlackpoolBlackpool

Zamora 23, 28, Etuhu 72

Venue: London

02/04/2011

ArsenalArsenal0-0BlackburnBlackburn

Venue: London

02/04/2011

West BromWest Brom2-1LiverpoolLiverpool

Brunt 62 (p), 88 (p)

Škrtel 50

Venue: West Bromwich

02/04/2011

WiganWigan0-0TottenhamTottenham

Venue: Wigan

02/04/2011

StokeStoke1-1ChelseaChelsea

Walters 8

Drogba 33

Venue: Stoke

02/04/2011

EvertonEverton2-2Aston VillaAston Villa

Osman 38, Baines 83 (p)

Bent 47, 68

Venue: Liverpool

02/04/2011

BirminghamBirmingham2-1BoltonBolton

Phillips 4, Gardner 59

Elmander 70

Venue: Birmingham

02/04/2011

NewcastleNewcastle4-1WolvesWolves

Nolan 22, Ameobi 45, Løvenkrands 50, Gutiérrez 90+3

Ebanks-Blake 58

Venue: Newcastle

02/04/2011

West HamWest Ham2-4Man. UnitedMan. United

Noble 11 (p), 25 (p)

Rooney 65, 73, 79 (p), Hernández 84

Venue: London

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