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United end Anfield hoodoo, City held by Arsenal

Published: Sunday 23 September 2012, 19.49CET
Manchester United FC rallied from a goal behind to defeat ten-man Liverpool FC 2-1 at Anfield, before Manchester City FC were held to a 1-1 home draw by Arsenal FC.

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Published: Sunday 23 September 2012, 19.49CET

United end Anfield hoodoo, City held by Arsenal

Manchester United FC rallied from a goal behind to defeat ten-man Liverpool FC 2-1 at Anfield, before Manchester City FC were held to a 1-1 home draw by Arsenal FC.

Liverpool FC's winless start to the Premier League season continued after they surrendered a lead and had a man sent off in a 2-1 defeat by Manchester United FC, before Manchester City FC drew 1-1 with Arsenal FC.

Brendan Rodgers' hosts overawed their opponents in the opening exchanges but the wind was taken out of their sails close to the break when Jonjo Shelvey was sent off, before Steven Gerrard reinvigorated Liverpool when his driven effort found the net a minute after the restart.

United, who had failed to win at Anfield since 2007, lifted the gloom just five minutes later, Rafael caressing the ball into the top corner from an acute angle. The comeback was complete nine minutes from time when Antonio Valencia was upended in the penalty area by Glen Johnson and Robin van Persie's well-struck spot kick squeezed past Pepe Reina.

Cross-town rivals Manchester City were held to a second successive draw, meanwhile, despite taking the lead through Joleon Lescott's 40th-minute header. Arsenal were in no mood to surrender and earned a deserved point when Laurent Koscielny fired in from close range with eight minutes remaining.

Elsewhere, Tottenham Hotspur FC's return to form continued at home to Queens Park Rangers FC after an Alejandro Faurlin own goal and Jermain Defoe's fourth league goal sealed their comeback following Bobby Zamora's opener. Newcastle United FC were Sunday's other victors, edging Norwich City FC 1-0.

Last updated: 04/12/13 19.16CET

Results

English Premier League 2012/13

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 16/01/2013 14:56 CET

23/09/2012

Man. CityMan. City1-1ArsenalArsenal

Lescott 40

Koscielny 82

Venue: Manchester

23/09/2012

TottenhamTottenham2-1QPRQPR

Faurlin 59 (o.g.), Defoe 61

Zamora 32

Venue: London

23/09/2012

NewcastleNewcastle1-0NorwichNorwich

Ba 19

Venue: Newcastle

23/09/2012

LiverpoolLiverpool1-2Man. UnitedMan. United

Gerrard 46

Rafael 51, Van Persie 81 (P)

Venue: Liverpool

22/09/2012

SouthamptonSouthampton4-1Aston VillaAston Villa

Lambert 58, 90+5 (P), Clyne 63, Clark 72 (o.g.)

Bent 36

Venue: Southampton

22/09/2012

West BromWest Brom1-0ReadingReading

Lukaku 71

Venue: West Bromwich

22/09/2012

WiganWigan1-2FulhamFulham

Koné 90+1

Rodallega 31, Duff 68

Venue: Wigan

22/09/2012

West HamWest Ham1-1SunderlandSunderland

Nolan 90+3

S. Fletcher 9

Venue: London

22/09/2012

ChelseaChelsea1-0StokeStoke

A. Cole 85

Venue: London

22/09/2012

SwanseaSwansea0-3EvertonEverton

Anichebe 22, Mirallas 43, Fellaini 82

Venue: Swansea

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