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Carlos Tévez (pictured) and Emmanuel Adebayor scored for Manchester City in their 2-0 home defeat of Bolton Wanderers at Eastlands. The first half penalty from Tévez and the 73rd minute goal from Adebayor bring City on equal points with fourth place Liverpool with a game in hand. The Citizens are now just five points short of third place Arsenal, again with a game in hand. For Bolton, the defeat was bad news as the Trotters sit precariously on the edge of the relegation zone, just one point clear.

Fulham ran circles around Burnley at Craven Cottage in a 3-0 blasting of the Clarets. Danny Murphy, David Elm and Bobby Zamora all scored in the first hour as the Cottagers had little trouble with foundering Burnley. The Clarets are in sixteenth place and if not for a win mid-week against West Ham would still be in the drop zone. Fulham inch up to ninth place, passing Everton for the moment.

Tuncay Şanlı equalized for visiting Stoke City on 74 minutes to share points with Wigan Athletic at the DW Stadium, 1-1. Paul Scharner had given the home side the lead after just fourteen minutes but the goal would not hold up. Each club remain fairly safe from relegation as the Potters sit in eleventh and the Latics in fourteenth.

Finally, Portsmouth were granted five minutes of extra-time to equalize after Darren Bent saw Sunderland ahead in the twelfth minute. Aruna Dindane came through for Pompey in that fifth extra minute, drawing the home side even and stealing a point from the Black Cats. Pompey move to within five points of nineteenth place Wolves but are still deeply mired in dead last. Sunderland failed to make up ground on either Blackburn or Stoke in losing the two points at the last second.

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