England Premier League — 25 February 2013

Nathan Dyer scored a brace as Swansea defeated Bradford 5-0 in the Capital One Cup finalManchester City and Newcastle claimed vital Premier League victories on Sunday. Champions Manchester City defeated Chelsea 2-0 at the Etihad Stadium to move seven points clear of the visitors.

City took the lead on 63 minutes through Yaya Toure. The Ivory Coast midfielder curled home a low effort past Petr Cech.

Substitute Carlos Tevez smashed home City’s second from just outside the penalty area to secure the points in the 85th minute.

The victory put City 12 points behind league leaders Manchester United. Chelsea are now just one point clear of Tottenham and two clear of Arsenal.

Elsewhere, Newcastle defeated Southampton 4-2 at St James Park in a crucial battle at the bottom of the table. French midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin gave the visitors the lead on three minutes before Moussa Sissoko equalised and Papiss Cisse gave the Magpies the lead with a spectacular effort.

The visitors were back on level terms just five minutes into the second half. Talisman Rickie Lambert stroked home the leveller from midfielder Adam Lallana’s cross. Newcastle were back on level terms on 67th minutes, French midfielder Yohan Cabaye scoring from the penalty spot.

The victory was confirmed on 79 minutes, as Saints full-back Danny Fox smashed a clearance against teammate Jos Hooiveld and there was nothing the Dutchman could do as the ball went past Artur Boruc in the Southampton goal.

In the other game of the day Swansea claimed the Capital One Cup by hammering League Two Bradford 5-0 at Wembley. Winger Nathan Dyer opened the scoring, before star player Michu doubled the Swans lead.

Dyer doubled his tally with a well-taken effort early in the second half. Jonathan De Guzman made it four for Swansea from the penalty spot and in injury-time the midfielder got his second goal of the game.

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