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Liverpool edge thrilling City contest

Published: Sunday 13 April 2014, 19.05CET
Premier League leaders Liverpool FC prevailed 3-2 against Manchester City FC 3-2, before nearest rivals Chelsea FC beat Swansea City AFC 1-0 to keep the gap at two points.

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Published: Sunday 13 April 2014, 19.05CET

Liverpool edge thrilling City contest

Premier League leaders Liverpool FC prevailed 3-2 against Manchester City FC 3-2, before nearest rivals Chelsea FC beat Swansea City AFC 1-0 to keep the gap at two points.

Liverpool FC remain in pole position to capture the Premier League title after edging third-placed Manchester City FC 3-2 in a pulsating match.

A minute's silence was observed at Anfield – and prior to every top-flight fixture this weekend – in order to mark the Hillsborough disaster, which occurred 25 years ago on Tuesday.

The contest was just six minutes old when Luis Suárez outmuscled Gaël Clichy and released Raheem Sterling, who caressed the ball into an empty net after side-stepping Vincent Kompany and Joe Hart. The visitors were wobbling and fell further behind as Martin Škrtel glanced in Steven Gerrard's corner.

The pendulum then swung in City's favour after the break, David Silva deflecting James Milner's cutback beyond Simon Mignolet. The Spanish schemer then provoked the equaliser with a cross that Glen Johnson put through his own net.

More drama was to come 12 minutes from time, though, as a clearance by Kompany fell to Coutinho, who found the corner with precision. The only blotch on Liverpool's day came when Jordan Henderson was sent off for a tackle on Samir Nasri in added time.

Second-placed Chelsea FC responded by beating ten-man Swansea City AFC 1-0. Demba Ba's 68th-minute winner helped the Blues close back within two points of Liverpool ahead of the sides' Anfield showdown in two weeks' time.

FA Cup
Hull City AFC twice came from behind to defeat third-tier Sheffield United FC 5-3 and reach the FA Cup final, where they will play Arsenal FC on 17 May. Yannick Sagbo Latte and Matthew Fryatt responded in turn to goals from Jose Baxter and Stefan Scougall, before Tom Huddlestone and Stephen Quinn put the Premier League team on top. Jamie Murphy struck for Sheffield United in the final minute, but Hull's David Meyler enjoyed the final word.

Last updated: 13/04/14 19.27CET

Results

English Premier League 2013/14

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 13/04/2014 19:03 CET

13/04/2014

SwanseaSwansea0-1ChelseaChelsea

Ba 68

Venue: Swansea

13/04/2014

LiverpoolLiverpool3-2Man. CityMan. City

Sterling 6, Škrtel 26, Coutinho 78

Silva 57, G. Johnson 62 (og)

Venue: Liverpool

12/04/2014

SouthamptonSouthampton0-1CardiffCardiff

Cala 65

Venue: Southampton

12/04/2014

StokeStoke1-0NewcastleNewcastle

Pieters 42

Venue: Stoke

12/04/2014

SunderlandSunderland0-1EvertonEverton

Brown 75 (og)

Venue: Sunderland

12/04/2014

West BromWest Brom3-3TottenhamTottenham

Vydra 1, Brunt 4, Sessegnon 31

J. Olsson 34 (og), H. Kane 70, Eriksen 90+4

Venue: West Bromwich

12/04/2014

Crystal PalaceCrystal Palace1-0Aston VillaAston Villa

Puncheon 76

Venue: London

12/04/2014

FulhamFulham1-0NorwichNorwich

Rodallega 40

Venue: London

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