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United deny Liverpool, City take advantage

Published: Saturday 15 October 2011, 18.02CET
The honours were shared at Anfield, where Javier Hernández's late equaliser spared Manchester United FC from a loss at Liverpool FC, leaving Manchester City FC to claim top spot.

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Published: Saturday 15 October 2011, 18.02CET

United deny Liverpool, City take advantage

The honours were shared at Anfield, where Javier Hernández's late equaliser spared Manchester United FC from a loss at Liverpool FC, leaving Manchester City FC to claim top spot.

Javier Hernández's equaliser nine minutes from time spared Manchester United FC from a loss at Liverpool FC although the champions did relinquish top spot in the Premier League to Manchester City FC following their 4-1 defeat of Aston Villa FC.

Liverpool looked to be on course for their fourth successive home victory against Sir Ferguson's side, when Steven Gerrard fired a free-kick through the wall midway through the second half for his first goal of the season. However, Hernández – who had come off the bench just five minutes earlier – eluded his marker at a corner and met a Danny Welbeck flick-on with his head.

Kenny Dalglish's side had more chances to win it, with David De Gea – who had brilliantly kept out Luis Suárez in the first half – at full stretch to repel Jordan Henderson's lob, before the midfielder guided a late header over the bar when unmarked. Martin Škrtel could also have done better with a close-range volley.

City took advantage of United's draw by easing two points clear at the summit. Mario Balotelli, Andy Johnson, Vincent Kompany and James Milner scored for Roberto Mancini's side, with Stephen Warnock replying for Villa. Chelsea FC remain third following their 3-1 home success against Everton FC, while Stoke City FC, Norwich FC and Bolton Wanderers FC, who are off the foot of the table, were the other winners.

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Results

English Premier League 2011/12

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 13/01/2012 14:14 CET

15/10/2011

ChelseaChelsea3-1EvertonEverton

Sturridge 31, Terry 45+2, Ramires 61

Vellios 81

Venue: London

15/10/2011

NorwichNorwich3-1SwanseaSwansea

Pilkington 1, 63, Martin 10

Graham 12

Venue: Norwich

15/10/2011

StokeStoke2-0FulhamFulham

Walters 80, Delap 87

Venue: Stoke

15/10/2011

QPRQPR1-1BlackburnBlackburn

H. Helguson 16

Samba 24

Venue: London

15/10/2011

Man. CityMan. City4-1Aston VillaAston Villa

Balotelli 28, A. Johnson 47, Kompany 52, Milner 71

Warnock 65

Venue: Manchester

15/10/2011

WiganWigan1-3BoltonBolton

Diame 40

G. Caldwell 4 (o.g.), Ngog 45+3, Eagles 90+2

Venue: Wigan

15/10/2011

LiverpoolLiverpool1-1Man. UnitedMan. United

Gerrard 68

Hernández 81

Venue: Liverpool

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