Tuesday, April 22, 2014

City, United win big on New Year day


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Berbatov score the first Premier League goal of 2013.

Manchester United and rivals Manchester City won their respective fixtures in the English Premier League, EPL played on New Year’s Day in grand style.

While the table toppers defeated Wigan at the DW Stadium by 4-0, City romped to a comfortable win over visiting Stoke City at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday.

Paulo Zabaleta, Edin Dzeko and Sergio were the goal scorers in City’s 3-0 win while in the Manchester United duel it was the duo of Robin van Persie and Javier Henandez that got a brace each.

The respective result means United still maintain their seven points lead at the summit of the table.

In other games Tottenham Hotspurs continued their good run with a 3-1 win over relegation threatened Reading.

West Ham also got a hard earned 2-1 win over Norwich City.

Aston Villa on their part put behind the nightmares of 2012 as they were denied victory by Swansea, settling for a 2-2 away draw. Villa had shipped in 15 goals and lost their last three games before the New Year day draw.

In an earlier match, Fulham defeated Osaze’s West Brom, 2-1, with Berbatov scoring the first Premier League goal of 2013 for the victorious visitors.

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