Premier League — 04 February 2013

Gareth Bale scored the winner in Tottenham's 1-0 win at West BromYesterday’s Premier League games produced some fantastic goals. Tottenham won 1-0 at West Brom.

The first half was very tight with both teams having half chances, but neither could take their chances.

Tottenham suffered a big blow in the first half as their only available striker Jermain Defoe had to go off injured, after pulling up with an ankle injury. New signing Lewis Holtby came on to replace the England international.

The game swung in Spurs favour in the second half, as the home side were reduced to ten men on 48 minutes. Full-back Goran Popov was shown a straight red card for spitting in the direction of Tottenham’s Kyle Walker after the pair had clashed.

Tottenham took control of the game as West Brom dropped further back and on 67 minutes Spurs took the lead. Winger Gareth Bale cut inside and fired home a superb swerving effort from the edge of the area. The win moved Spurs to within a point of third place Chelsea.

In the late kick-off Manchester City drew 2-2 with Liverpool at the Etihad Stadium. The champions took the lead on 23 minutes. James Milner’s cross was finished off from close-range by Bosnian striker Edin Dzeko.

Liverpool equalised on 29 minutes, as former-City striker Daniel Sturridge fired home a superb effort from the edge of the penalty area. Liverpool produced a strong second half performance and took an arguably deserved lead on 73 minutes.

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard controlled the ball on his chest, before volleying home from 25 yards. The lead lasted just three minutes though. Pepe Reina ran out of his goal to attempt to clear the ball only for Sergio Aguero to get to the ball first and curl in an incredible effort from a tight angle.

Liverpool maybe happy with the point, but will be disappointed to have only drawn the game considering their performance. City are now nine points behind league leaders Manchester United at the top of the Premier League table.

Can Manchester City make up the ground on the league leaders?


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