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Four-goal Wigan halt Newcastle surge

Published: Saturday 28 April 2012, 18.34CET
Arsenal FC drew at Stoke City FC and Newcastle United FC suffered a setback in the race for a top-four finish as their six-game winning run ended emphatically at Wigan Athletic FC.

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Published: Saturday 28 April 2012, 18.34CET

Four-goal Wigan halt Newcastle surge

Arsenal FC drew at Stoke City FC and Newcastle United FC suffered a setback in the race for a top-four finish as their six-game winning run ended emphatically at Wigan Athletic FC.

Newcastle United FC's six-game winning streak in the Premier League came to an end as Wigan Athletic FC did their survival hopes the power of good by inflicting a 4-0 defeat on Alan Pardew's side.

The Magpies, in fourth, were two down inside 15 minutes courtesy of Victor Moses' quick-fire double and four behind by half-time following efforts from Shaun Maloney and Franco Di Santo. Wigan are now three points clear of the drop zone after their fifth win in seven games.

The Lactics are level on points with Aston Villa FC after their goalless draw at West Bromwich Albion FC, while Bolton Wanderers FC remain in the relegation places despite a 2-2 draw with Sunderland AFC.

Arsenal FC and Newcastle were looking to put distance between themselves and Tottenham Hotspur FC and Chelsea FC, who are in action tomorrow, in the race for a top-four finish, but the Gunners also failed to win. Robin van Persie's 28th league goal of the season cancelled out Peter Crouch's opener as Arsène Wenger's men had to settle for a point.

Elsewhere, Wolverhampton Wanderers FC, relegated last weekend, responded to conceding the fastest Premier League goal in six years, recovering from 4-1 down to draw 4-4 at Swansea City AFC. Nikica Jelavić continued his excellent form with two goals in Everton FC's 4-0 triumph over Fulham FC. In the day's late game, Luis Suárez scored his first Liverpool FC hat-trick as the Reds beat Norwich City FC 3-0.

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Results

English Premier League 2011/12

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Last updated: 01/05/2012 18:03 CET

28/04/2012

NorwichNorwich0-3LiverpoolLiverpool

Suárez 24, 28, 82

Venue: Norwich

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StokeStoke1-1ArsenalArsenal

Crouch 9

Van Persie 15

Venue: Stoke

28/04/2012

EvertonEverton4-0FulhamFulham

Jelavić 7 (P), 40, Fellaini 16, Cahill 60

Venue: Liverpool

28/04/2012

West BromWest Brom0-0Aston VillaAston Villa

Venue: West Bromwich

28/04/2012

SunderlandSunderland2-2BoltonBolton

Bendtner 36, McClean 55

Davies 26, 70

Venue: Sunderland

28/04/2012

SwanseaSwansea4-4WolvesWolves

Orlandi 1, Allen 4, Dyer 15, Graham 31

S. Fletcher 28, Jarvis 33, 69, Edwards 54

Venue: Swansea

28/04/2012

WiganWigan4-0NewcastleNewcastle

Moses 13, 15, Maloney 36, Di Santo 45+2

Venue: Wigan

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