Two wonderful goals from Fernando Torres (pictured) lifted Liverpool back to life in the Premier League and gave Chelsea a surprising loss, 2-0 at Anfield Road. The Reds pushed Chelsea around throughout the game and made the Blues look uncomfortable for one of the first times this season. More importantly for Liverpool, their three points bring them all the way up to ninth place and level on points for a European position. Chelsea are still atop the table, but with only a two point cushion now over Manchester United.

Elsewhere, Newcastle United won a massive game at the Emirates, denying Arsenal second place and providing themselves a spot just below the Champions League. The 1-0 win came compliments of an Andy Carroll header just before half-time and a stingy defense that barely allowed the Gunners to get off quality shots. Arsenal will be disappointed to lose at home, particularly on a day where Chelsea would later lose. For Toon, fifth place is as good as anyone could have hoped at this point in the season.

And Manchester City finally got back on track in a strange game against West Bromwich Albion. City got a 2-0 away win at the Hawthorns thanks to two first half goals from Mario Balotelli. The young Italian then picked up two yellow cards in the space of three second half minutes and was sent off. The Baggies later had Youssouf Mulumbu sent off for his second yellow, leaving the game 10v10. City got their three much-needed points and were helped by both Arsenal and Chelsea losing. The Citizens are back in fourth place, three clear of Newcastle. Failure to win in their last two matches has left West Brom back on the outside of European qualification, dropping them back to tenth place.


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