Dzeko Ends City’s Poor Road Streak, Beating Wigan

17 Jan 2012

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Man City's Edin Dzeko (centre left) is congratulated by teammates after scoring against Wigan


Edin Dzeko ended Manchester City’s two-month road winless streak in the Premier League, scoring on a header off David Silva’s free kick in the 22nd minute for a 1-0 victory over Wigan on Monday night.

Manchester City (16-2-3) which opened a three-point lead over second-place Manchester United (15-3-3), had lost at Chelsea and Sunderland and tied at Liverpool and West Bromwich Albion since winning November 5 at Queens Park Rangers. Dzeko had been scoreless in 11 games overall since the victory at QPR, reports The Associated Press.

Wigan (3-12-6) is 20th and last.

And in Italy, Edinson Cavani extended his goal-scoring streak to four games, giving Napoli a 1-1 home tie against Bologna in the Italian league.

Robert Acquafresca put Bologna ahead in the 14th minute when he beat an offside trap, and Cavani tied the score in the 71st after a hand ball by Diego Perez, Cavani’s fifth goal in four games.

Napoli (7-4-7) is sixth with 28 points, 10 points behind first-place Juventus. Bologna (5-9-4) is 16th with 19 points, four above the relegation zone.

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