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Liverpool, Man City keep pace with Chelsea

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Title challengers Liverpool and Manchester City knew they’d have to keep pace with leaders Chelsea who won emphatically earlier on in the day.

With the pressure on, both rose to the occasion and responded magnificently.

Yaya Toure hat-trick propels Citizens

Manchester City’s powerhouse midfielder struck twice from the penalty spot and added a tremendous strike from 25 yards as the Citizens rolled to a comfortable 5-0 win over 10-man Fulham.

City were completely dominant throughout as shown by their 22-6 shot advantage. The Cottagers failed to register a single shot on target.

Toure’s midfield partner Fernandinho scored in the 84th minute and Demichelis rounded off the scoring with an 88th-minute goal.

The three points moved City’s total to 63 from 28 games - three games less than what Chelsea, who sit on 69 points, have played, and two less than Liverpool who are directly above them with 65 points.

Liverpool match Chelsea’s six

Liverpool’s lethal attack continued at Cardiff as the Reds matched Chelsea’s six-goal output.

The defense, though, was not as solid as Cardiff scored three through Jordon Mutch and Frazier Campbell. But they could simply not match the firepower at Brendan Rodgers’ disposal.

Luis Suarez, not to be outdone by Yaya Toure, scored a hat trick of his own. Defender Martin Skrtel added two in the 41st and 54th minutes.

Suarez’s strike partner Daniel Sturridge chipped in as well in the 75th minute.

Liverpool’s victory closed the gap with Chelsea to four points, but the Reds have a game in hand and could close it to just a solitary point with another win.


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