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Tottenham triumph, Chelsea denied at the death

Published: Sunday 21 April 2013, 19.30CET
Three goals in seven second-half minutes secured Tottenham Hotspur FC a 3-1 win against Manchester City FC on a day when Liverpool FC salvaged a 2-2 draw with Chelsea FC.

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Published: Sunday 21 April 2013, 19.30CET

Tottenham triumph, Chelsea denied at the death

Three goals in seven second-half minutes secured Tottenham Hotspur FC a 3-1 win against Manchester City FC on a day when Liverpool FC salvaged a 2-2 draw with Chelsea FC.

Tottenham Hotspur FC staged a vibrant second-half fightback to defeat Manchester City FC 3-1 before Chelsea FC were held to a 2-2 draw at Liverpool FC.

City trimmed the gap on runaway leaders Manchester United FC to 13 points in midweek, but after today's result, Sir Alex Ferguson's team can clinch a record 20th English championship on Monday night by beating Aston Villa FC. The outlook was decidedly different when Carlos Tévez and James Milner combined to set up Samir Nasri for a fifth-minute opener at White Hart Lane.

However, the returning Gareth Bale made his mark 15 minutes from time, crossing for Clint Dempsey to tap in. Substitute Jermain Defoe swiftly made it two with a clinical finish and Bale completed a breathless seven-minute salvo by clipping the ball over Joe Hart.

That temporarily moved Spurs level on points with fourth-placed Chelsea, who took the lead at Anfield when Oscar headed in Juan Mata's corner at the front post. Liverpool emerged rejuvenated after the break and former Chelsea striker Daniel Sturridge made the pressure tell having already hit the post.

Luis Suárez then handled inside the penalty area and Eden Hazard outwitted Pepe Reina with a nonchalant spot kick. More drama was to come, though, as Suárez headed in Sturridge's cross deep into added time.

Last updated: 04/12/13 5.33CET

Results

English Premier League 2012/13

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 26/06/2013 16:50 CET

21/04/2013

LiverpoolLiverpool2-2ChelseaChelsea

Sturridge 52, Suárez 90+7

Oscar 26, Hazard 57 (P)

Venue: Liverpool

21/04/2013

TottenhamTottenham3-1Man. CityMan. City

Dempsey 75, Defoe 79, Bale 82

Nasri 5

Venue: London

20/04/2013

FulhamFulham0-1ArsenalArsenal

Mertesacker 43

Venue: London

20/04/2013

SwanseaSwansea0-0SouthamptonSouthampton

Venue: Swansea

20/04/2013

West HamWest Ham2-0WiganWigan

Jarvis 21, Nolan 80

Venue: London

20/04/2013

NorwichNorwich2-1ReadingReading

Bennett 50, 52

McCleary 72

Venue: Norwich

20/04/2013

SunderlandSunderland1-0EvertonEverton

Sessegnon 45+1

Venue: Sunderland

20/04/2013

QPRQPR0-2StokeStoke

Crouch 42, Walters 77 (P)

Venue: London

20/04/2013

West BromWest Brom1-1NewcastleNewcastle

Jones 64

Gouffran 8

Venue: West Bromwich

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