Premier League Review: Manchester City remain top

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Roberto ManciniIn the English Premier League, it was business as usual at the top of the Premier League as Manchester City and Manchester United both won to extend their lead at the top of the Premier League table.

Manchester City (4/6 to win the Premier League) played at home on Saturday when they beat hapless Bolton 2-0 thanks to an own goal from Steinsson, followed by a standard goal from bad boy Balotelli. Meanwhile, a day later Manchester United kept up the chase on Manchester City by beating Tottenham 3-1 away in emphatic fashion.

Goals from Rooney and Young (2) sealed the win for Manchester United (Manchester United 11/10 to win Premier League), with Tottenham managing only a late consolation goal courtesy of Defoe. The win meant that Manchester United closed the gap on City to 2 points and increased the gap between them and third-placed Tottenham to a massive 11 points.

Manchester City play host to Manchester United in the Premier League on April 30th, a game that is going to have a massive bearing on the future of the 2011/12 Premier League title. It is a match not to be missed!

Elsewhere in the Premier League, Arsenal's revival continued with a 2-1 win over Liverpool in what was a scrappy game. Arsenal are now fourth and 4 points behind Tottenham in the race for an automatic Champions League spot.

Fifth-placed Chelsea lost 1-0 to West Brom on Saturday, a result that condemned Andre Villas-Boas and made him the ex-Chelsea manager. There were also wins for Swansea and Stoke over the weekend. Wigan's 2-0 home loss to Swansea piled on the pressure for manager Roberto Martinez, while Stoke's 1-0 win over Norwich (Norwich 40/1 to be relegated) meant that Norwich have now lost their last two games on the trot.

The remaining three Premier League fixtures - QPR vs Everton, Blackburn vs Aston Villa, and Newcastle vs Sunderland - were all 1-1 draws.

 

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