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Manchester rivals share top spot as Stoke hold United

Published: Saturday 24 September 2011, 20.36CET
Manchester United FC were held to a 1-1 draw at Stoke City FC, to leave them level at the top of the English table with neighbours Manchester City FC, who won 2-0 against Everton FC.

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Published: Saturday 24 September 2011, 20.36CET

Manchester rivals share top spot as Stoke hold United

Manchester United FC were held to a 1-1 draw at Stoke City FC, to leave them level at the top of the English table with neighbours Manchester City FC, who won 2-0 against Everton FC.

Manchester City FC joined Manchester United FC at the top of the Premier League table, beating Everton FC in the day's early game, with Sir Alex Ferguson's men held to a 1-1 draw at Stoke City FC later on.

Roberto Mancini's side put the pressure on as strikes by Mario Balotelli (68) and James Milner (89) secured a 2-0 home win and United's perfect start to the season ended at Stoke as Peter Crouch (52) cancelled out Nani's opening goal (27). United, without the hamstrung Wayne Rooney, lost Javier Hernández to injury (11) and were grateful to David De Gea for making a string of good saves.

United remain top on goal difference, with Chelsea FC three points back, after overcoming Swansea City FC 4-1, Fernando Torres (29), Ramires (36, 76) and Didier Drogba (90+4) on target in a match in which Torres was dismissed (39).

Newcastle United FC lie fourth after Demba Ba scored a hat-trick to down Blackburn Rovers FC 3-1, while Liverpool FC and Tottenham Hotspur FC remain in hot pursuit following respective 2-1 successes against Wolverhampton Wanderers FC and Wigan Athletic FC.

Elsewhere, Robin van Persie (46, 71) reached a century of goals in all competitions for Arsenal FC, who triumphed 3-1 against ten-man Bolton Wanderers FC. West Bromwich Albion FC and Fulham FC finished 0-0.

Last updated: 06/12/13 9.37CET

Results

English Premier League 2011/12

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 01/11/2011 12:53 CET

24/09/2011

StokeStoke1-1Man. UnitedMan. United

Crouch 52

Nani 27

Venue: Stoke

24/09/2011

ArsenalArsenal3-0BoltonBolton

Van Persie 46, 71, Song 89

Venue: London

24/09/2011

ChelseaChelsea4-1SwanseaSwansea

Torres 29, Ramires 36, 76, Drogba 90+4

Williams 86

Venue: London

24/09/2011

West BromWest Brom0-0FulhamFulham

Venue: West Bromwich

24/09/2011

LiverpoolLiverpool2-1WolvesWolves

Johnson 11 (o.g.), Suárez 38

S. Fletcher 49

Venue: Liverpool

24/09/2011

NewcastleNewcastle3-1BlackburnBlackburn

Ba 27, 30, 54

Hoilett 37

Venue: Newcastle

24/09/2011

WiganWigan1-2TottenhamTottenham

Diame 50

Van der Vaart 3, Bale 23

Venue: Wigan

24/09/2011

Man. CityMan. City2-0EvertonEverton

Balotelli 68, Milner 89

Venue: Manchester

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