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Lescott sends City back to summit at Villa

Published: Sunday 12 February 2012, 18.55CET
Joleon Lescott turned in the only goal just after the hour as Manchester City FC restored their two-point advantage atop the Premier League courtesy of a 1-0 victory at Aston Villa FC.

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Published: Sunday 12 February 2012, 18.55CET

Lescott sends City back to summit at Villa

Joleon Lescott turned in the only goal just after the hour as Manchester City FC restored their two-point advantage atop the Premier League courtesy of a 1-0 victory at Aston Villa FC.

Manchester City FC are back on top of the pile in England after eking out a slender 1-0 victory at Aston Villa FC, Joleon Lescott making the difference for the Premier League leaders just after the hour.

City's local rivals Manchester United FC hit the summit via a 2-1 defeat of Liverpool FC on Saturday, but Roberto Mancini's men are two points out in front again after triumphing at Villa Park. The visitors turned up the pressure following a quiet first half and were rewarded on 63 minutes when Lescott turned in from close range after Gareth Barry had headed a James Milner corner back across goal.

In Sunday's other game, Peter Odemwingie hit a hat-trick as West Bromwich Albion FC romped to a 5-1 win at Wolverhampton Wanderers FC. Jonas Olsson and Keith Andrews also registered for West Brom to drop Wolves into the relegation zone on goal difference.

Last updated: 05/12/13 19.10CET

Results

English Premier League 2011/12

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 24/02/2012 16:50 CET

12/02/2012

Aston VillaAston Villa0-1Man. CityMan. City

Lescott 63

Venue: Birmingham

12/02/2012

WolvesWolves1-5West BromWest Brom

S. Fletcher 45+1

Odemwingie 34, 77, 88, J. Olsson 64, Andrews 85

Venue: Wolverhampton

11/02/2012

TottenhamTottenham5-0NewcastleNewcastle

Assou-Ekotto 4, Saha 6, 20, Kranjčar 34, Adebayor 64

Venue: London

11/02/2012

BoltonBolton1-2WiganWigan

Davies 67

G. Caldwell 43, McArthur 76

Venue: Bolton

11/02/2012

SunderlandSunderland1-2ArsenalArsenal

McClean 70

Ramsey 75, Henry 90+1

Venue: Sunderland

11/02/2012

BlackburnBlackburn3-2QPRQPR

Yakubu 15, N'Zonzi 23, Onuoha 45+5 (o.g.)

Mackie 71, 90+2

Venue: Blackburn

11/02/2012

SwanseaSwansea2-3NorwichNorwich

Graham 23, 87 (penalty)

Holt 47, 63, Pilkington 51

Venue: Swansea

11/02/2012

EvertonEverton2-0ChelseaChelsea

Pienaar 5, Stracqualursi 71

Venue: Liverpool

11/02/2012

FulhamFulham2-1StokeStoke

Pogrebnyak 16, Sørensen 28 (o.g.)

Shawcross 78

Venue: London

11/02/2012

Man. UnitedMan. United2-1LiverpoolLiverpool

Rooney 47, 50

Suárez 80

Venue: Manchester

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