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Liverpool vs Manchester City 2-1 All Goals & Full Highlights 2015


Abenal Alice|myghanalinks - Chelsea won the first major trophy of the season, beating Tottenham 2-0 in the Capital One Cup final at Wembley on Sunday and maintained their 5 point lead despite being inactive in the EPL as the defending champions - Manchester City went down on Sunday at Anfield.

Philippe Coutinho scored a stunning winner as surging Liverpool threw a monkey's wrench into Manchester City's Premier League title defence with a narrow victory at Anfield, allowing Manchester United to close the gap on city while pulling away from Southampton.

Having been leapfrogged by Man. United on Saturday, Arsenal won over Everton on Sunday to hop back into the third spot one point ahead of the Reds.

Elsewhere, West Brom took another big step towards Premier League survival as Saido Berahino's strike proved enough to beat Champions League-chasing Southampton and Crystal Palace, Stoke City and Swansea were all winners.

QPR vs Tottenham and Leicester City vs Chelsea have been postponed.

West Ham 1 - 3 Crystal Palace

Glenn Murray scored twice and was sent off as Crystal Palace beat West Ham United 3-1 at Upton Park in the Saturday lunch-time kick-off.

The striker netted either side of half-time, before then being given his marching orders after picking up his second yellow card 21 minutes from time.

By that stage of the match, Palace were already 3-0 ahead, with centre-back Scott Dann powering home yet another header from a set piece in between Murray’s brace.

And despite West Ham forward Enner Valencia pulling a goal back after 76 minutes; it was too little, too late as far as the home team was concerned.

However, anything other than a Palace victory would have been harsh on Alan Pardew's side, who registered a club-record third Premier League away win in a row in the process.

Stoke City 1 - 0 Hull City

A second-half header from substitute Peter Crouch secured Stoke City a narrow 1-0 home win over Hull in the Premier League on Saturday.

In a poor game where clear-cut chances were few and far between, Crouch's 71st-minute looping header from Charlie Adam's pin-point cross beat Allan McGregor and found the far corner.

The striker had only replaced Mame Biram Diouf less than two minutes earlier, with the match-winner equaling Alan Shearer's record of 46 Premier League headed goals.

West Bromwich 1 - 0 Southampton

Saido Berahino's goal after 72 seconds sent West Brom to a 1-0 victory as Southampton's Champions League qualification hopes suffered a major blow.

Berahino fired home a spectacular half-volley as the Hawthorns supporters were still taking their seats and although Saints had plenty of the ball on Saturday, Graziano Pelle was particularly wasteful in front of goal, missing a gilt-edged chance from three yards out.

However, a superb showing from Berahino, who now has 17 goals this season, ended on a low note as he was taken off in the second half with an injury.

Manchester United 2 - 0 Sunderland

Wayne Rooney fired Manchester United to a 2-0 win over Sunderland and third spot in the Premier League at Old Trafford on Saturday - but Wes Brown was controversially sent off for the visitors.

Radamel Falcao produced a fine piece of skill to turn John O’Shea in the box and was hauled down by the Sunderland defender to earn United a second-half spot-kick.

Brown did not appear to make any contact with Falcao, but referee Roger East showed him a straight red card before Rooney drilled in the penalty on 66 minutes.

Rooney then added his second - and first from open play in 2015 - by heading in from close range with six minutes left when Costel Pantilimon parried Adnan Januzaj's shot. Januzaj had replaced the disappointing Angel di Maria at half-time.

Burnley FC 0 - 1 Swansea

A chaotic own goal by Tom Heaton handed Swansea a 1-0 victory at Turf Moor to take them to the magical 40-point mark and leave Burnley winless in six.

The game was settled in the 64th minute when Heaton failed to keep out Kieran Trippier's attempted clearance after Jack Cork struck the underside of the crossbar from Bafetimbi Gomis' flick.

Garry Monk's side held on to celebrate back-to-back victories for just the third time in the Premier League this season, as they built on last week's famous win over Manchester United and maintained their hopes of a top-10 finish.

Newcastle 1 - 0 Aston Villa

Papiss Cisse's first-half strike fired Newcastle to a 1-0 victory and condemned Aston Villa to a sixth consecutive away defeat without scoring.

The visitors dominated the game until the 37th minute when Cisse pounced to hit his 11th goal of the season totally against the run of play.

Christian Benteke and Scott Sinclair had earlier produced excellent saves from Tim Krul and Villa twice had goals ruled out for offside before Ayoze Perez hit the post with a header.

But Villa could not trouble the scorers for the sixth away game in a row and remain in 19th place in the Premier League table, while John Carver's men picked up their first home victory of 2015.

Liverpool 2 - 1 Manchester City

Philippe Coutinho netted a sumptuous winner for Liverpool as they beat Man City 2-1 to continue their surge up the table.

Brendan Rodgers' side are top of the Premier League form standings since the turn of the year after taking 20 points from a possible 24 and are up to fifth in the table, above Southampton.

After netting a scintillating opening goal last week against Saints, Coutinho was at it again at Anfield on Sunday, curling home a majestic effort from 20 yards with 15 minutes left to play.

Jordan Henderson had given Liverpool a first-half lead with an equally brilliant strike on 11 minutes before Edin Dzeko rounded off a fantastic team move to equalise 14 minutes later.

Despite both sides' European exertions in midweek, the pace of the game was frenetic throughout and Adam Lallana had two goals disallowed for the hosts while Sergio Aguero hit the post for City, who remain five points behind Chelsea in the title race. The Blues now have a game in hand.

Arsenal 2 - 0 Everton

Arsenal returned to third place in the Premier League after goals from Olivier Giroud and Tomas Rosicky secured a 2-0 home win over Everton on Sunday.

Giroud turned in a volley from Mesut Ozil’s corner in the 39th minute of the Emirates Stadium encounter before Rosicky made sure of the points with a late deflected effort.

Romelu Lukaku and Aaron Lennon went closest for Everton, who have now won just one of their last 11 league matches, but both were denied by good saves from David Ospina.

While the result continues Everton’s poor run of form, it is the ideal response from Arsenal following their disappointing Champions League defeat to Monaco in midweek.

 

Match reports from skysports and bbc sports were used in this compilation

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