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City make most of United slip to close on top

Published: Sunday 22 April 2012, 19.10CET
A late Steven Pienaar strike earned Everton FC a 4-4 draw at Manchester United FC, now just three points clear of Manchester City FC after their 2-0 win at Wolverhampton Wanderers FC.

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Published: Sunday 22 April 2012, 19.10CET

City make most of United slip to close on top

A late Steven Pienaar strike earned Everton FC a 4-4 draw at Manchester United FC, now just three points clear of Manchester City FC after their 2-0 win at Wolverhampton Wanderers FC.

Steven Pienaar's 85th-minute equaliser has left the race for the Premier League title wide open, as Everton FC battled back from two goals down to earn a 4-4 draw at Manchester United FC. Manchester City FC are now just three points off the summit after a 2-0 win at relegated Wolverhampton Wanderers FC.

Although Everton made life difficult for United for long periods, they seemed destined for defeat when trailing 4-2 with seven minutes left. Nikica Jelavić's 33rd-minute opener put the Toffees in front, but Sir Alex Ferguson's side struck back with a header from former Everton striker Wayne Rooney, Danny Welbeck's curling effort and a third from Nani.

Marouane Fellaini gave the visitors renewed hope on 67 minutes, before Rooney registered shortly afterwards to rack up his 180th goal for United and become the fourth highest scorer in the club's history. He looked to have given his side the points too, but Jelavić then completed his own double before Pienaar equalised from close range to earn a share of the spoils.

Goals from Sergio Aguero and Samir Nasri earned City a 2-0 win at Wolves, a result that relegated Terry Connor's side and moved Roberto Mancini's men to within sight of United ahead of their meeting on Monday week. Meanwhile, ex-Liverpool FC boss Roy Hodgson haunted his former club, as West Bromwich Albion FC won at Anfield for the first time in 45 years courtesy of a Peter Odemwingie strike with 15 minutes left.

Last updated: 05/12/13 6.49CET

Results

English Premier League 2011/12

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 25/04/2012 13:24 CET

22/04/2012

LiverpoolLiverpool0-1West BromWest Brom

Odemwingie 75

Venue: Liverpool

22/04/2012

WolvesWolves0-2Man. CityMan. City

Agüero 27, Nasri 74

Venue: Wolverhampton

22/04/2012

Man. UnitedMan. United4-4EvertonEverton

Rooney 41, 69, Welbeck 57, Nani 60

Jelavić 33, 83, Fellaini 67, Pienaar 85

Venue: Manchester

21/04/2012

QPRQPR1-0TottenhamTottenham

Taarabt 24

Venue: London

21/04/2012

FulhamFulham2-1WiganWigan

Pogrebnyak 58, Senderos 89

Boyce 57

Venue: London

21/04/2012

Aston VillaAston Villa0-0SunderlandSunderland

Venue: Birmingham

21/04/2012

NewcastleNewcastle3-0StokeStoke

Cabaye 14, 57, Cissé 18

Venue: Newcastle

21/04/2012

BlackburnBlackburn2-0NorwichNorwich

Formica 41, Hoilett 49

Venue: Blackburn

21/04/2012

BoltonBolton1-1SwanseaSwansea

Eagles 14

Sinclair 6

Venue: Bolton

21/04/2012

ArsenalArsenal0-0ChelseaChelsea

Venue: London

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