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City march on, as Chelsea's woes continue

Published: Saturday 3 March 2012, 20.14CET
Manchester City FC extended their Premier League lead to five points, while Arsenal FC fought back to beat Liverpool FC 2-1 and Chelsea FC lost 1-0 to West Bromwich Albion FC.

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Published: Saturday 3 March 2012, 20.14CET

City march on, as Chelsea's woes continue

Manchester City FC extended their Premier League lead to five points, while Arsenal FC fought back to beat Liverpool FC 2-1 and Chelsea FC lost 1-0 to West Bromwich Albion FC.

Manchester City FC moved five points clear at the Premier League summit after overcoming Bolton Wanderers FC to register their 14th successive home victory of the season.

Roberto Mancini's side stole ahead through a Gretar Steinsson own goal (23) and Mario Balotelli (69) ensured Manchester United FC must win at Tottenham Hotspur FC on Sunday to remain in touch.

Earlier, Arsenal FC strengthened their prospects of UEFA Champions League football next season after coming from behind to beat Liverpool FC. Though the Reds forged ahead (23) thanks to Laurent Koscielny's own goal they were worthy of their lead after Luis Suárez and Dirk Kuyt both hit the post and the latter had a penalty saved by Wojciech Szczęsny. Robin van Persie, however, levelled (31) and then stung the hosts in added time with his 25th goal in 27 Premier League matches.

The Gunners are now three points clear of Chelsea FC, who suffered their seventh league reverse of the campaign, after Gareth McAuley's late winner (82) for West Bromwich Albion FC. Elsewhere, there were respective wins for Stoke City FC and Swansea City AFC against Norwich City FC and Wigan Athletic FC, while there were 1-1 draws between Queens Park Rangers FC and Everton FC and Blackburn Rovers FC and Aston Villa FC.

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English Premier League 2011/12

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West BromWest Brom1-0ChelseaChelsea

McAuley 82

Venue: West Bromwich

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QPRQPR1-1EvertonEverton

Zamora 36

Drenthe 31

Venue: London

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WiganWigan0-2SwanseaSwansea

G. Sigurdsson 45+2, 54

Venue: Wigan

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BlackburnBlackburn1-1Aston VillaAston Villa

Dunn 85

N'Zogbia 24

Venue: Blackburn

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Man. CityMan. City2-0BoltonBolton

Steinsson 23 (o.g.), Balotelli 69

Venue: Manchester

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StokeStoke1-0NorwichNorwich

Etherington 72

Venue: Stoke

03/03/2012

LiverpoolLiverpool1-2ArsenalArsenal

Koscielny 23 (o.g.)

Van Persie 31, 90+2

Venue: Liverpool

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