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Džeko heads City back to the summit

Published: Monday 16 January 2012, 19.52CET
Edin Džeko's first-half header proved enough to earn Manchester City FC a narrow victory at Wigan Athletic FC and take them three points clear at the top of the Premier League.
Džeko heads City back to the summit
Edin Džeko (centre) celebrates after scoring Manchester City's opening goal against Wigan ©Getty Images
Published: Monday 16 January 2012, 19.52CET

Džeko heads City back to the summit

Edin Džeko's first-half header proved enough to earn Manchester City FC a narrow victory at Wigan Athletic FC and take them three points clear at the top of the Premier League.

Manchester City FC moved three points clear at the top of the Premier League after securing a 1-0 success at bottom team Wigan Athletic FC.

Though the visitors threatened to win by more than Edin Džeko's solitary goal in a dominant opening hour of football, they were grateful for a second-half save by Joe Hart to ensure their first away league win since 5 November.

Roberto Mancini's side had already gone close through two Džeko headers from set pieces when they took the lead from a free-kick midway through the first half. After Antolín Alcaraz had conceded a foul outside the Wigan area, David Silva whipped over an inviting centre from the left and Džeko glanced in his 11th goal in 17 top-flight outings.

City spurned the chance to double their advantage when Ali Al-Habsi made a fine double save from Džeko and Silva ten minutes after the restart and, moments later, when Džeko shot tamely at the Wigan goalkeeper after a mazy run by Sergio Agüero. For all City's domination they almost paid for their profligacy as Victor Moses pounced on James Milner's mis-hit back pass and James McCarthy raced through to force a stop from Hart's outstretched boot.

Last updated: 17/01/12 11.38CET

Results

English Premier League 2011/12

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 17/01/2012 17:13 CET

16/01/2012

WiganWigan0-1Man. CityMan. City

Džeko 22

Venue: Wigan

15/01/2012

SwanseaSwansea3-2ArsenalArsenal

Sinclair 16 (penalty), Dyer 57, Graham 70

Van Persie 5, Walcott 69

Venue: Swansea

15/01/2012

NewcastleNewcastle1-0QPRQPR

Best 37

Venue: Newcastle

14/01/2012

LiverpoolLiverpool0-0StokeStoke

Venue: Liverpool

14/01/2012

Aston VillaAston Villa1-1EvertonEverton

Bent 56

Anichebe 69

Venue: Birmingham

14/01/2012

West BromWest Brom1-2NorwichNorwich

Long 68 (penalty)

Surman 43, Morison 79

Venue: West Bromwich

14/01/2012

TottenhamTottenham1-1WolvesWolves

Modrić 51

S. Fletcher 22

Venue: London

14/01/2012

Man. UnitedMan. United3-0BoltonBolton

Scholes 45+1, Welbeck 74, Carrick 83

Venue: Manchester

14/01/2012

BlackburnBlackburn3-1FulhamFulham

Dunn 46, Pedersen 45+4, Formica 79

Duff 56

Venue: Blackburn

14/01/2012

ChelseaChelsea1-0SunderlandSunderland

Lampard 13

Venue: London

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