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Lowly Wigan upset Manchester United

Published: Wednesday 11 April 2012, 23.08CET
Manchester United FC's lead is down to five points after the champions suffered a shock 1-0 loss at Wigan Athletic FC and Manchester City FC overwhelmed West Bromwich Albion FC.

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Published: Wednesday 11 April 2012, 23.08CET

Lowly Wigan upset Manchester United

Manchester United FC's lead is down to five points after the champions suffered a shock 1-0 loss at Wigan Athletic FC and Manchester City FC overwhelmed West Bromwich Albion FC.

Manchester United FC suffered a surprise setback in their attempt to retain the Premier League title as they slipped to a 1-0 defeat at Wigan Athletic FC, and Manchester City FC took advantage with a resounding win to move within five points of the summit.

Wigan started the day in the relegation zone and faced the daunting task of stopping Sir Alex Ferguson's side registering their ninth consecutive league win. However, Roberto Martínez's men were in the ascendancy from the off and climbed two points clear of the bottom three when Shaun Maloney (50) swept in the only goal from the edge of the penalty area.

Manchester City had no such trouble dispatching mid-table West Bromwich Albion FC as Sergio Agüero scored early in either half and Carlos Tévez found the net for the first time in the league this term in a 4-0 triumph. David Silva wrapped up the points for a City side that still have to host the leaders during the run-in.

Elsewhere, third-placed Arsenal FC now have a five-point advantage over their pursuers after winning 3-0 at ten-man Wolverhampton Wanderers FC, who are bottom and are nine points from safety. Queens Park Rangers FC are level on points with Wigan after defeating Swansea City AFC 3-0 – their third straight success at Loftus Road.

Last updated: 05/12/13 7.13CET

Results

English Premier League 2011/12

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 12/04/2012 18:31 CET

11/04/2012

QPRQPR3-0SwanseaSwansea

Barton 45+1, Mackie 55, Buzsáky 67

Venue: London

11/04/2012

Man. CityMan. City4-0West BromWest Brom

Agüero 6, 54, Tévez 61, Silva 64

Venue: Manchester

11/04/2012

WolvesWolves0-3ArsenalArsenal

Van Persie 9 (P), Walcott 11, Benayoun 69

Venue: Wolverhampton

11/04/2012

WiganWigan1-0Man. UnitedMan. United

Maloney 50

Venue: Wigan

10/04/2012

BlackburnBlackburn2-3LiverpoolLiverpool

Yakubu 36, 61 (P)

Maxi Rodríguez 13, 16, Carroll 90+1

Venue: Blackburn

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