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EPL: Man City still in title race, as Burnley gain promotion


Manchester City moved within six points of Premier League leaders Liverpool with a routine victory over West Brom.

Pablo Zabaleta headed the home side in front after two minutes before Sergio Aguero drove in from 20 yards.

Graham Dorrans pulled one back for the Baggies with a fine effort from the edge of the area before Martin Demichelis stabbed in from a corner.

City winger David Silva was carried off on a stretcher with what appeared to be an ankle injury in the second half.

Pepe Mel’s West Brom are three points above the relegation zone with four matches remaining after a defeat that saw City take their goal tally to 145 for the season.

This is the first time that three different Argentine players have scored in the same Premier League match.

Third-placed City, who have game in hand, are still reliant on Liverpool slipping up following their 3-2 defeat at Anfield and a 2-2 draw with Sunderland last week and could be nine points behind the Reds again by the time they kick off against Crystal Palace on Sunday,

But this was a performance that suggested Manuel Pellegrini’s side believe there is still some life left in the title race.

In his third appearance since returning from a hamstring injury, Aguero looked sharp and ended a five-match run without a goal with his 27th of the season in his 63-minute run-out.

But there was concern as Silva, who has been struggling with an ankle problem, left the field on a stretcher following a challenge from Morgan Amalfitano midway through the second half.

After the lack of fluidity of their previous two performances, City took little time to show they had rediscovered some of their attacking bite, reports the BBC.

Meanwhile, Burnley have been promoted to the Premier League after victory against play-off hopefuls Wigan at Turf Moor.

Ashley Barnes converted Dean Marney’s cross from close range to give the dominant hosts the lead.

Wigan striker Marc Antoine Fortune headed against the bar before Michael Kightly’s free kick doubled the advantage.


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