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City stay second as Benítez's Chelsea earn point

Published: Sunday 25 November 2012, 19.04CET
Manchester City FC failed to resume control of the Premier League after being held to a 0-0 draw by Rafael Benítez's Chelsea FC, but Tottenham Hotspur FC got back to winning ways.

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Published: Sunday 25 November 2012, 19.04CET

City stay second as Benítez's Chelsea earn point

Manchester City FC failed to resume control of the Premier League after being held to a 0-0 draw by Rafael Benítez's Chelsea FC, but Tottenham Hotspur FC got back to winning ways.

Manchester City FC were unable to return to the Premier League summit after being held to a 0-0 draw at Chelsea FC, who had Rafael Benítez on the bench for the first time.

Manchester United FC's 3-1 win against Queens Park Rangers FC on Saturday meant that the Red Devils displaced City at the top, and Roberto Mancini's side could only close within a point of their neighbours as they failed to break down the Blues at Stamford Bridge. Fernando Torres blasted over from inside the area for the home side, while Petr Čech kept out Matija Nastasić's late header to leave Benítez's new side in fourth.

Tottenham Hotspur FC ended a run of three consecutive league defeats as a pair of Jermain Defoe goals helped them to a 3-1 victory against West Ham United FC. Gareth Bale slotted in the other Spurs goal to move André Villas-Boas' side up to seventh, a place above the Hammers.

Elsewhere, Brendan Rodgers was unable gain a victory on his first return to Swansea City AFC since leaving the Welsh club for Liverpool FC in the summer. Raheem Sterling struck the bar for the Reds, but neither side could find the target in a 0-0 draw.

As for Southampton FC, they moved out of the bottom three with a second consecutive win, defeating Newcastle United FC 2-0. Adam Lallana and Gaston Ramirez got the goals to leave the Magpies in 14th following a third straight loss.

Last updated: 04/12/13 18.59CET

Results

English Premier League 2012/13

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 27/11/2012 14:42 CET

25/11/2012

ChelseaChelsea0-0Man. CityMan. City

Venue: London

25/11/2012

TottenhamTottenham3-1West HamWest Ham

Defoe 44, 64, Bale 58

Carroll 82

Venue: London

25/11/2012

SouthamptonSouthampton2-0NewcastleNewcastle

Lallana 34, Ramirez 60

Venue: Southampton

25/11/2012

SwanseaSwansea0-0LiverpoolLiverpool

Venue: Swansea

24/11/2012

Aston VillaAston Villa0-0ArsenalArsenal

Venue: Birmingham

24/11/2012

Man. UnitedMan. United3-1QPRQPR

J. Evans 64, D. Fletcher 68, Hernández 71

Mackie 52

Venue: Manchester

24/11/2012

EvertonEverton1-1NorwichNorwich

S. Naismith 12

Bassong 90

Venue: Liverpool

24/11/2012

StokeStoke1-0FulhamFulham

Adam 26

Venue: Stoke

24/11/2012

WiganWigan3-2ReadingReading

Jordi Gómez 58, 68, 90+2

Morrison 35, Al-Habsi 79 (o.g.)

Venue: Wigan

24/11/2012

SunderlandSunderland2-4West BromWest Brom

Gardner 73, Sessegnon 87

Gera 30, Long 44, Lukaku 81 (P), Fortuné 90+5

Venue: Sunderland

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