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Newcastle move to within sight of top four

Published: Wednesday 1 February 2012, 22.55CET
Newcastle United FC are just three points shy of a UEFA Champions League berth after they beat Blackburn Rovers FC 2-0 and Arsenal FC were held 0-0 at Bolton Wanderers FC.

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Published: Wednesday 1 February 2012, 22.55CET

Newcastle move to within sight of top four

Newcastle United FC are just three points shy of a UEFA Champions League berth after they beat Blackburn Rovers FC 2-0 and Arsenal FC were held 0-0 at Bolton Wanderers FC.

Newcastle United FC are up to fifth in the Premier League after they beat Blackburn Rovers FC 2-0 and Arsenal FC were held 0-0 at Bolton Wanderers FC.

Newcastle are now just three points adrift of Chelsea FC and a UEFA Champions League qualifying berth following Scott Dann's 12th-minute own goal and Gabriel Obertan's added-time second at Ewood Park. David Dunn spurned a first-half penalty for Blackburn. Alan Pardew's team are a point clear of Liverpool FC and two ahead of Arsenal, without a league victory in four following that Bolton stalemate.

Sunderland AFC, meanwhile, have climbed to eighth after their Martin O'Neill-inspired resurgence continued with a 3-0 home win against Norwich City FC. Fraizer Campbell's exquisite shot, Stéphane Sessegnon's delightfully-worked header and Daniel Ayala's own goal earned O'Neill's team a sixth victory in nine league games since he succeeded Steve Bruce as manager.

Elsewhere, Djibril Cissé scored 12 minutes into his Queens Park Rangers FC debut but could not prevent his team from surrendering a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 with Aston Villa FC, while Fulham FC versus West Bromwich Albion FC finished 1-1 at Craven Cottage.

Last updated: 05/12/13 19.18CET

Results

English Premier League 2011/12

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 21/05/2012 18:19 CET

01/02/2012

BoltonBolton0-0ArsenalArsenal

Venue: Bolton

01/02/2012

FulhamFulham1-1West BromWest Brom

Dempsey 69

Tchoyi 82

Venue: London

01/02/2012

SunderlandSunderland3-0NorwichNorwich

Campbell 21, Sessegnon 28, Ayala 54 (o.g.)

Venue: Sunderland

01/02/2012

BlackburnBlackburn0-2NewcastleNewcastle

Dann 12 (o.g.), Obertan 90+2

Venue: Blackburn

01/02/2012

Aston VillaAston Villa2-2QPRQPR

Bent 45, N'Zogbia 79

Cissé 12, Warnock 28 (o.g.)

Venue: Birmingham

31/01/2012

Man. UnitedMan. United2-0StokeStoke

Hernández 38 (P), Berbatov 53 (P)

Venue: Manchester

31/01/2012

EvertonEverton1-0Man. CityMan. City

Gibson 60

Venue: Liverpool

31/01/2012

WolvesWolves0-3LiverpoolLiverpool

Carroll 52, Bellamy 61, Kuyt 78

Venue: Wolverhampton

31/01/2012

SwanseaSwansea1-1ChelseaChelsea

Sinclair 39

N. Taylor 90+3 (o.g.)

Venue: Swansea

31/01/2012

TottenhamTottenham3-1WiganWigan

Bale 29, 64, Modrić 34

McArthur 80

Venue: London

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