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Manchester City edge West Brom, Wigan beaten

Published: Tuesday 7 May 2013, 22.59CET
Manchester City FC are guaranteed a top-three finish following a 1-0 win against West Bromwich Albion FC, but there was despair for lowly Wigan Athletic FC as they lost their game in hand.
Manchester City edge West Brom, Wigan beaten
Swansea's Dwight Tiendalli turns in the decisive goal against Wigan ©Getty Images
Published: Tuesday 7 May 2013, 22.59CET

Manchester City edge West Brom, Wigan beaten

Manchester City FC are guaranteed a top-three finish following a 1-0 win against West Bromwich Albion FC, but there was despair for lowly Wigan Athletic FC as they lost their game in hand.

Manchester City FC are assured of a top-three finish in the Premier League after a 1-0 victory against West Bromwich Albion FC, on a night when relegation-threatened Wigan Athletic FC were beaten at home by Swansea City AFC.

Edin Džeko volleyed in the only goal at the City of Manchester Stadium after 35 minutes, applying a right-footed finish to Carlos Tévez's cross. Roberto Mancini's team will be confirmed as runners-up if third-placed Chelsea FC lose to London rivals Tottenham Hotspur FC on Wednesday in what is a key game in the race to qualify for the UEFA Champions League.

Wigan, who play Manchester City on Saturday at Wembley in the FA Cup final, surrendered the lead twice in losing 3-2 to Swansea, a result which leaves them three points from safety with two matches remaining.

Dwight Tiendalli, capitalising on defensive uncertainty, stabbed in the decisive goal with 14 minutes left, Àngel Rangel (50) and Etay Shechter (59) having drawn the League Cup winners level early in the second half.

Last updated: 07/05/13 23.01CET

Results

English Premier League 2012/13

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Last updated: 08/05/2013 16:04 CET

07/05/2013

Man. CityMan. City1-0West BromWest Brom

Džeko 35

Venue: Manchester

07/05/2013

WiganWigan2-3SwanseaSwansea

Espinoza 45+1, McCarthy 53

Rangel 50, Shechter 59, Tiendalli 76

Venue: Wigan

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