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EPL: Wins for Man City, Liverpool as Newcastle’s Woes Continue

19 Jan 2013

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David Silva scored after 95 seconds for Manchester City


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David Silva scored after 95 seconds and chipped home another as Manchester City saw off an impotent Fulham.

The Spaniard pounced on an Edin Dzeko rebound to open the scoring, before dinking in a second after a neat backheel from bustling Carlos Tevez, reports the BBC.

A Steve Sidwell close-range header brushed the outside of the post and was the closest Fulham came to a goal.

The win takes the Blues to within four points of league leaders Manchester United, who play on Sunday.

Silva had not scored for City since the 5-0 win over Aston Villa at the Etihad Stadium in November, but was clinical in front of the Fulham goal.

And Adam Le Fondre came off the bench to score twice in six minutes as Reading completed a superb turnaround against Newcastle.

The hosts were well on top and took a first-half lead when the impressive Yohan Cabaye curled in a free-kick.

But after Pavel Pogrebnyak went close, Le Fondre scored with his first touch to turn in Jimmy Kebe's low cross.

And he earned Reading's first away win of the season when he gathered Kebe's nod down to steer past Tim Krul.

The comeback was reminiscent of Reading's incredible effort against West Brom last Saturday when they came from 2-0 down to win 3-2 with Le Fondre also playing a key part.

And victory, which was their first away win at Newcastle, lifts Brian McDermott's side out of the Premier League relegation zone.

At Upton Park, Loic Remy scored on his Queens Park Rangers debut but Joe Cole's second-half strike denied Harry Redknapp a victory on his return to West Ham.
Flying start

Remy became the first player to score a goal in his Premier League debut for QPR since Danny Dichio in October '94.

The £8m striker had put the Premier League's bottom club ahead 13 minutes into his first appearance, firing home after Adel Taarabt's pin-point pass.

But West Ham dominated a breathless second half, levelling through Joe Cole's close-range strike and going close on countless other occasions.

EPL RESULTS

Liverpool 5 - 0 Norwich
Man City 2 - 0 Fulham
Newcastle 1 - 2 Reading
Swansea 3 - 1 Stoke
West Ham 1 - 1 QPR
Wigan 2 - 3 Sunderland

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