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Manchester City maintain five-point lead

Published: Saturday 5 November 2011, 20.56CET
Manchester City FC secured a 3-2 victory at Queens Park Rangers FC on a day when Manchester United FC, Newcastle United FC, Chelsea FC and Arsenal FC also prevailed.

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Published: Saturday 5 November 2011, 20.56CET

Manchester City maintain five-point lead

Manchester City FC secured a 3-2 victory at Queens Park Rangers FC on a day when Manchester United FC, Newcastle United FC, Chelsea FC and Arsenal FC also prevailed.

The top four all secured narrow victories as Manchester City FC consolidated their five-point lead over a chasing pack which includes Manchester United FC, Newcastle United FC and Chelsea FC.

Manchester City did not have it all their own way at Queens Park Rangers FC in the late game. The pacesetters fell behind to Jay Bothroyd's header but goals from Edin Džeko and David Silva gave the visitors the lead. Heidar Helguson seemed to have earned Neil Warnock's side a point, only for Yaya Touré to score a header of his own with 16 minutes remaining.

Earlier in the day United marked the eve of Sir Alex Ferguson's 25th anniversary as manager with a 1-0 victory against Sunderland AFC, former Red Devils defender Wes Brown scoring an own goal. Newcastle sit third and continued their 11-game unbeaten start thanks to Ryan Taylor's spectacular winner against Everton FC.

Frank Lampard scored the only goal as Chelsea got the better of Blackburn Rovers FC at Ewood Park to remain fourth. Arsenal FC's Robin van Persie continued his fine form, scoring the first in a 3-0 defeat of West Bromwich Albion FC.

Elsewhere, Liverpool FC were held to a 0-0 draw by Swansea City FC and Aston Villa FC edged a five-goal thriller against Norwich City FC.

Last updated: 06/12/13 6.03CET

Results

English Premier League 2011/12

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 22/02/2012 17:18 CET

05/11/2011

QPRQPR2-3Man. CityMan. City

Bothroyd 28, H. Helguson 69

Džeko 43, Silva 52, Y. Touré 74

Venue: London

05/11/2011

LiverpoolLiverpool0-0SwanseaSwansea

Venue: Liverpool

05/11/2011

BlackburnBlackburn0-1ChelseaChelsea

Lampard 51

Venue: Blackburn

05/11/2011

Aston VillaAston Villa3-2NorwichNorwich

Bent 30, 62, Agbonlahor 48

Pilkington 25, Morison 77

Venue: Birmingham

05/11/2011

Man. UnitedMan. United1-0SunderlandSunderland

Brown 45+1 (o.g.)

Venue: Manchester

05/11/2011

ArsenalArsenal3-0West BromWest Brom

Van Persie 22, Vermaelen 39, Arteta 74

Venue: London

05/11/2011

NewcastleNewcastle2-1EvertonEverton

Heitinga 12 (o.g.), Taylor 29

Rodwell 45+2

Venue: Newcastle

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