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Manchester pair continue to set the pace

Published: Wednesday 21 December 2011, 22.59CET
Sergio Agüero scored twice as Manchester City FC retained top spot by beating Stoke City FC 3-0, but Manchester United FC stayed in touch with a 5-0 success at Fulham FC.

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Published: Wednesday 21 December 2011, 22.59CET

Manchester pair continue to set the pace

Sergio Agüero scored twice as Manchester City FC retained top spot by beating Stoke City FC 3-0, but Manchester United FC stayed in touch with a 5-0 success at Fulham FC.

Manchester City FC maintained their two-point advantage over Manchester United FC after both recorded resounding wins on Wednesday.

Sergio Agüero scored in either half as the leaders cruised to a 3-0 victory at home to Stoke City FC, with Adam Johnson also on target as Roberto Mancini’s men extended their perfect home record in the Premier League. By contrast it is United's away form that is keeping Sir Alex Ferguson's charges in the hunt. First-half strikes from Danny Welbeck, Nani and Ryan Giggs underpinned a 5-0 success at Fulham FC, with late efforts from Wayne Rooney and Dimitar Berbatov ensuring a seventh away win this term.

Arsenal FC remain fifth and 12 points off the pace after Yossi Benayoun's 87th-minute winner at Aston Villa FC. Robin van Persie's first-half penalty had been cancelled out by Marc Albrighton (54). Liverpool FC are two points further back as they drew 0-0 at Wigan Athletic FC, Charlie Adam missed a second-half penalty for the visitors.

Sunderland AFC made it two wins from three games under Martin O'Neill as they won 3-2 at Queens Park Rangers FC while West Bromwich Albion FC secured back-to-back away triumphs after edging Newcastle United FC 3-2. Finally, Leon Osman scored the only goal as Everton FC beat Swansea City FC 1-0.

Last updated: 06/12/13 3.50CET

Results

English Premier League 2011/12

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 23/12/2011 16:01 CET

21/12/2011

WiganWigan0-0LiverpoolLiverpool

Venue: Wigan

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FulhamFulham0-5Man. UnitedMan. United

Welbeck 5, Nani 28, Giggs 43, Rooney 88, Berbatov 90

Venue: London

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QPRQPR2-3SunderlandSunderland

H. Helguson 63, Mackie 67

Bendtner 19, Sessegnon 53, Brown 89

Venue: London

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EvertonEverton1-0SwanseaSwansea

Osman 60

Venue: Liverpool

21/12/2011

Aston VillaAston Villa1-2ArsenalArsenal

Albrighton 54

Van Persie 17 (penalty), Benayoun 87

Venue: Birmingham

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NewcastleNewcastle2-3West BromWest Brom

Ba 34, 81

Odemwingie 20, McAuley 44, Scharner 85

Venue: Newcastle

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Man. CityMan. City3-0StokeStoke

Agüero 29, 54, A. Johnson 36

Venue: Manchester

20/12/2011

BlackburnBlackburn1-2BoltonBolton

Yakubu 67

Davies 5, Reo-Coker 30

Venue: Blackburn

20/12/2011

WolvesWolves2-2NorwichNorwich

Ebanks-Blake 37, Zubar 82

Surman 12, Jackson 76

Venue: Wolverhampton

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