Manchester City FC are three points behind Premier League leaders Manchester United FC following a last-gasp win against Reading FC.
City looked like they would have to settle for a draw against bottom-placed Reading, but Gareth Barry headed in David Silva's cross three minutes into added time to earn them victory. United, though, can restore their six-point cushion with a win at Swansea City AFC on Sunday.
In third, nine points shy of City, are Arsenal FC after they won 1-0 at Wigan Athletic FC courtesy of Mikel Arteta's penalty on the hour. Three other teams are level with the Gunners on 30 points. In fourth are Everton FC after a 2-1 win at West Ham United FC, both sides finishing the game with ten men, while Tottenham Hotspur FC dropped to fifth having been held 0-0 at home to Stoke City FC. West Bromwich Albion FC lie in sixth position following a 2-1 triumph at home to Norwich City FC.
Elsewhere, Sunderland AFC eased their relegation fears with a 1-0 victory at Southampton FC, though Queens Park Rangers remain five points from safety having lost 1-0 at Newcastle United FC. Liverpool FC are up to eighth courtesy of a 4-0 win against Fulham FC in the late kick-off.
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|Last updated: 16/01/2013 17:26 CET|
Sh. Ameobi 81
|Venue: West Bromwich|
C. Cole 14
S. Fletcher 42
Arteta 60 (P)
|1||Manchester United FC||17||42|
|2||Manchester City FC||18||39|
|5||Tottenham Hotspur FC||18||30|
|6||West Bromwich Albion FC||18||30|
|9||Stoke City FC||18||25|
|10||Norwich City FC||18||25|
|11||Swansea City AFC||17||23|
|12||West Ham United FC||18||23|
|14||Newcastle United FC||18||20|
|16||Aston Villa FC||17||18|
|18||Wigan Athletic FC||18||15|
|19||Queens Park Rangers FC||18||10|