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City bounce back with Liverpool victory

Published: Tuesday 3 January 2012, 19.13CET
Premier League leaders Manchester City FC earned a first victory in three games with a 3-0 home success against Liverpool FC while third-placed Tottenham Hotspur FC also won.

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Published: Tuesday 3 January 2012, 19.13CET

City bounce back with Liverpool victory

Premier League leaders Manchester City FC earned a first victory in three games with a 3-0 home success against Liverpool FC while third-placed Tottenham Hotspur FC also won.

Manchester City FC moved three points clear at the top of the English Premier League as first-half goals from Sergio Agüero and Yaya Touré paved the way for a comfortable home victory against Liverpool FC.

Roberto Mancini's side had taken only one point from their two previous games yet dropped only two points at home in the league in 2011 and were in front in the tenth minute when Pepe Reina allowed Agüero's 25-metre effort to creep into the net.

Touré headed a second from a corner in the 33rd minute, although City's smooth progress towards three points was interrupted when Gareth Barry collected a second yellow card 17 minutes from time. Within two minutes, however, Touré had been felled by Martin Škrtel and James Milner added a clinching third from the penalty spot.

Tottenham Hotspur FC moved within three points of second-placed Manchester United FC with a narrow home win against West Bromwich Albion FC, Jermain Defoe scoring the only goal after 63 minutes at White Hart Lane. Sunderland AFC, winners against Manchester City on Sunday, climbed up to tenth position with a 4-1 victory at Wigan Athletic FC.

Last updated: 06/12/13 3.50CET

Results

English Premier League 2011/12

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 05/01/2012 15:44 CET

03/01/2012

Man. CityMan. City3-0LiverpoolLiverpool

Agüero 10, Y. Touré 33, Milner 75 (penalty)

Venue: Manchester

03/01/2012

WiganWigan1-4SunderlandSunderland

Rodallega 62

Gardner 45+4, McClean 55, Sessegnon 73, Vaughan 80

Venue: Wigan

03/01/2012

TottenhamTottenham1-0West BromWest Brom

Defoe 63

Venue: London

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