City comeback win, Chelsea draw

  • Last Updated: November 11 2012, 18:57 GMT

A review of Sunday's action in the Barclays Premier League, with victories for Manchester City and West Ham.

Edin Dzeko nets the winner for Man City

Edin Dzeko lived up to his super-sub billing once again by firing Manchester City to a 2-1 victory against Tottenham.

Team Score Team
Chelsea 1 - 1 Liverpool
Newcastle 0 - 1 West Ham
Man City 2 - 1 Tottenham

Dzeko struck three minutes from time to complete a defiant second-half comeback from the unbeaten Blues, who closed the gap on Barclays Premier League leaders Manchester United to two points.

It was the Bosnian's seventh goal of the season, six of which have come from the bench, after Sergio Aguero had cancelled out Steven Caulker's first-half header.

It also extended City's unbeaten home Premier League record to an incredible 35, and their present unbeaten league run to 16, adding weight to manager Roberto Mancini's pre-match dismissal of any sense of crisis.

Position Player Score
1 Man Utd 27
2 Man City 25
3 Chelsea 24
4 Everton 20
5 West Brom 20
6 West Ham 18

Luis Suarez dealt a double blow to Chelsea's title hopes after inadvertently ending John Terry's comeback and snatching a deserved 1-1 draw for Liverpool at Stamford Bridge.

Terry looked set to enjoy a dream return to action after his domestic four-match racism ban when he powered the European champions ahead.

But the Blues captain then collided accidentally with the man at the centre of football's other high-profile race scandal, forcing him off on a stretcher, with Suarez going on to equalise for Liverpool and almost steal victory.

The draw prevented Chelsea from climbing back into second place as they recorded their third league game without a win to lie three points behind table-toppers Manchester United.

Elsewhere, former skipper Kevin Nolan returned to haunt his old club as West Ham condemned Newcastle to a first defeat in six games with a 1-0 victory.

  • Steven Caulker gives Spurs a 21st-minute when this header creeps past City goalkeeper Joe Hart.
  • Caulker celebrates his second goal of the season with team-mate Sandro.
  • Kyle Walker battles for possession with Sergio Aguero.
  • Spurs survive a scare when William Gallas handles in the penalty box
  • City's pressure pays off in the second half as Aguero equalises with a cool finish.
  • Aguero leads he celebrations as the hosts begin to chase a winner at the Etihad Stadium.
  • Dzeko adds weight behind his 'super-sub' tag as he nets his sixth goal from the bench this season.
  • Dzeko celebrates as City grab a 2-1 victory at the Etihad.
  • Kevin Nolan is greeted warmly by Jonas Gutierrez ahead of West Ham's clash at Newcastle
  • Andy Carroll is involved early against his former side
  • Shane Ferguson challenges Joey O'Brien
  • Hatem Ben Arfa gets a shot away for the hosts
  • Nolan celebrates after giving his side the lead - and it's the only goal of the game
  • John Obi Mikel tracks Raheem Sterling in Chelsea's clash with Liverpool
  • On his return from his domestic suspension, John Terry heads home to break the deadlock
  • Terry wheels away to celebrate his goal
  • But after a collision with the blameless Luis Suarez...
  • ...Terry has to be stretchered off with a knee injury
  • Steven Gerrard needs a little treatment
  • Suarez is the hero once more for Liverpool as he heads home the leveller in a 1-1 draw
All the best pictures from Sunday's action in the Barclays Premier League with Manchester City and West Ham notching wins.

Nolan's 39th-minute strike, so typical of the goals he once scored for the Magpies, was enough to edge a tight encounter in which the visitors enjoyed the better of the first half but had to survive a stern examination after the break.

Newcastle were once again far from their best, but did create more than enough chances to get something out of the game and would have done but for some poor finishing and the resilience of goalkeeper Jussi Jaaskelainen, who produced fine saves from Demba Ba and Hatem Ben Arfa.

Tim Krul prevented Andy Carroll from opening his West Ham account with a 72nd-minute save with the visitors threatening on the counter-attack.

But ultimately it was Sam Allardyce, who was sacked by Newcastle after just eight months at the helm, who was smiling as his successor Alan Pardew was left to bemoan another disjointed display and defeat by his former employers.


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