Premier League review – Manchester City back on top
Manchester City came out of the traps flying this season, although the last few weeks of the campaign have seen them edge nervy encounters and Sunday’s 1-0 victory at Villa Park was no exception.
February 12th, 2012
Joleon Lescott’s goal midway through the second half separated the two teams and saw City back on top of the Premier League with 13 matches remaining. However, Alex McLeish felt that his side were unfortunate to lose, with the manager having left Charles N’Zogbia out of the starting XI.
Meanwhile, Wolves were roundly trounced at home to West Bromwich Albion, with the Baggies winning by a 5-1 scoreline which saw the majority of home supporters chant that the Wanderers players were not fit to wear the shirt.
Peter Odemwingie was the chief tormentor as the Nigerian bagged a hat-trick, with Mick McCarthy now a man under pressure after his team dropped into the bottom three on goal difference.
Saturday’s big match took place at Old Trafford where Manchester United beat Liverpool in an ill-tempered affair which got off on the wrong footing when Luis Suarez refused to shake the hand of Patrice Evra.
There was nothing between the two teams in the first half, although a quickfire double from Wayne Rooney swung the game for the Red Devils, with Suarez’s late goal only a consolation.
Premier League scores
Sunday 12 February
Wolves 1 West Brom 5
Aston Villa 0 Manchester City 1
Saturday 11 February
Manchester United 2 Liverpool 1
Tottenham 5 Newcastle 0
Sunderland 1 Arsenal 2
Everton 2 Chelsea 0
Swansea City 1 Norwich City 3
Fulham 2 Stoke City 1
Blackburn 3 QPR 2
Bolton 1 Wigan 2