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City grateful for Sunderland draw

Published: Saturday 31 March 2012, 17.51CET
Manchester City FC needed two late goals to salvage a 3-3 home draw against Sunderland AFC while third-placed Arsenal FC suffered a 2-1 defeat at Queens Park Rangers FC.

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Published: Saturday 31 March 2012, 17.51CET

City grateful for Sunderland draw

Manchester City FC needed two late goals to salvage a 3-3 home draw against Sunderland AFC while third-placed Arsenal FC suffered a 2-1 defeat at Queens Park Rangers FC.

Manchester City FC's perfect home Premier League record was ended as they needed two late goals to draw 3-3 with Sunderland AFC while Arsenal FC suffered defeat.

City fell behind to a 31st-minute Sebastian Larsson strike, Mario Balotelli levelled from the spot two minutes before half-time but Nicklas Bentner headed Sunderland back in front before the break in a pulsating match in Manchester. Larsson then made it 3-1 on the counterattack early in the second half but, in the last five minutes, Balotelli pulled one back before Aleksandar Kolarov equalised. Manchester United FC, who play on Monday, are now two points ahead.

A run of seven league wins had taken Arsenal into the top three but they fell 2-1 at Queens Park Rangers FC, Samba Diakité opening his club account with the winner. Chelsea FC are within five points of Arsenal and two of Tottenham Hotspur FC – who play on Sunday – after a 4-2 victory at Aston Villa FC.

QPR did not escape the relegation zone as Bolton Wanderers FC came from behind to win 3-2 at last-placed Wolverhampton Wanderers FC. Like QPR, Wigan Athletic FC moved level with fourth-bottom Blackburn Rovers FC, beating Stoke City FC 2-0.

Last updated: 05/12/13 9.13CET

Results

English Premier League 2011/12

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 12/05/2012 12:45 CET

31/03/2012

WolvesWolves2-3BoltonBolton

Kightly 53, Jarvis 88

M.Petrov 63 (P), Alonso 80, Davies 84

Venue: Wolverhampton

31/03/2012

FulhamFulham2-1NorwichNorwich

Dempsey 2, Duff 13

Wilbraham 77

Venue: London

31/03/2012

Aston VillaAston Villa2-4ChelseaChelsea

Collins 77, Lichaj 80

Sturridge 9, Ivanović 51, 83, Torres 90+2

Venue: Birmingham

31/03/2012

QPRQPR2-1ArsenalArsenal

Taarabt 22, Diakité 66

Walcott 37

Venue: London

31/03/2012

EvertonEverton2-0West BromWest Brom

Osman 18, Anichebe 68

Venue: Liverpool

31/03/2012

Man. CityMan. City3-3SunderlandSunderland

Balotelli 43 (P), 85, Kolarov 86

S. Larsson 31, 55, Bendtner 45+4

Venue: Manchester

31/03/2012

WiganWigan2-0StokeStoke

Alcaraz 55, Moses 90+3

Venue: Wigan

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