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Manchester City held at bottom club QPR

Published: Tuesday 29 January 2013, 22.50CET
Manchester City FC missed the chance to go within two points of Premier League leaders Manchester United FC as they were held 0-0 at bottom side Queens Park Rangers FC.
Manchester City held at bottom club QPR
Sergio Agüero shows his frustration after a missed chance against QPR ©AFP/Getty Images
Published: Tuesday 29 January 2013, 22.50CET

Manchester City held at bottom club QPR

Manchester City FC missed the chance to go within two points of Premier League leaders Manchester United FC as they were held 0-0 at bottom side Queens Park Rangers FC.

Manchester City FC are four points behind Premier League leaders Manchester United FC having been held to a 0-0 draw at bottom side Queens Park Rangers FC tonight.

City were looking to pile the pressure on United ahead of their game against Southampton FC on Wednesday, but the title holders could not find a way through at Loftus Road. Pablo Zabaleta, a scorer in the FA Cup fourth round at the weekend, went closest but his first-half header struck the bar. Though QPR remain at the foot of the table, they are now just four points from safety.

Newcastle United FC, meanwhile, eased their own relegation worries courtesy of a 2-1 success at fellow strugglers Aston Villa FC. Alan Pardew's men, previously winless away from home this season, took a two-goal first-half lead through Papiss Cissé and Yohan Cabaye. While Christian Benteke pulled one back from the penalty spot after the interval, Villa, without a league victory since mid-December, fell into the bottom three.

Wigan Athletic FC go above Paul Lambert's side having come from two down to draw 2-2 at Stoke City FC, while Sunderland AFC versus Swansea City AFC ended goalless.

Last updated: 30/01/13 14.06CET

Results

English Premier League 2012/13

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 25/04/2013 17:58 CET

29/01/2013

StokeStoke2-2WiganWigan

Shawcross 23, Crouch 48

McArthur 50, Di Santo 61

Venue: Stoke

29/01/2013

SunderlandSunderland0-0SwanseaSwansea

Venue: Sunderland

29/01/2013

Aston VillaAston Villa1-2NewcastleNewcastle

Benteke 49 (P)

Cissé 19, Cabaye 31

Venue: Birmingham

29/01/2013

QPRQPR0-0Man. CityMan. City

Venue: London

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