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Tottenham draw reprieves defeated City

Published: Saturday 7 May 2011, 18.00CET
Despite a 2-1 loss at Everton FC, Manchester City FC edged closer to UEFA Champions League football next term following Tottenham Hotspur FC's 1-1 draw with Blackpool FC.
Tottenham draw reprieves defeated City
Tottenham's Heurelho Gomes saved Charlie Adam's first penalty but conceded his second two minutes later ©Getty Images
Published: Saturday 7 May 2011, 18.00CET

Tottenham draw reprieves defeated City

Despite a 2-1 loss at Everton FC, Manchester City FC edged closer to UEFA Champions League football next term following Tottenham Hotspur FC's 1-1 draw with Blackpool FC.

Despite their 2-1 loss at Everton FC, Manchester City FC now just need a point from their encounter with Tottenham Hostpur FC on Tuesday to secure UEFA Champions League football next term, following the London side's 1-1 draw with Blackpool FC.

Roberto Mancini's men appeared to be headed for their third successive win in the English top-flight when Yaya Touré broke the deadlock (28), but two headers in seven second-half minutes by Sylvain Distin (65) and Leon Osman (72) reignited the aspirations of Liverpool FC and Tottenham.

Spurs, however, are fully six points behind City, after suffering their sixth draw in eight league outings. Jermain Defoe spared the hosts defeat (89) when cancelling out Charlie Adam's penalty (76), after Gareth Bale had left the field with a suspected broken ankle, and another draw on Tuesday will suffice for City to secure fourth spot in the Premier League.

Elsewhere, the focus was on the relegation battle, from which Aston Villa FC and Blackburn Rovers FC appear to have survived, following respective 1-1 draws with Wigan Athletic FC and West Ham United FC.

Blackpool are out of the bottom three on goal difference, while Birmingham City FC are just three points better off than the Seasiders and third-last Wigan after succumbing to a 2-1 loss at Newcastle United FC. View all today's results and the latest standings below.

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Results

English Premier League 2010/11

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

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TottenhamTottenham1-1BlackpoolBlackpool

Defoe 89

Adam 76 (p)

Venue: London

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EvertonEverton2-1Man. CityMan. City

Distin 65, Osman 72

Yaya Touré 28

Venue: Liverpool

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BoltonBolton1-2SunderlandSunderland

Klasnić 87

Zenden 45+1, Muntari 90+3

Venue: Bolton

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West HamWest Ham1-1BlackburnBlackburn

Hitzlsperger 78

Roberts 12

Venue: London

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Aston VillaAston Villa1-1WiganWigan

Young 17

N'Zogbia 10

Venue: Birmingham

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NewcastleNewcastle2-1BirminghamBirmingham

Ameobi 36 (p), Taylor 43

Bowyer 45

Venue: Newcastle

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