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Football: Arsenal keep City in check as Chelsea crash

Published on Mar 30, 2014 6:28 AM
 
Manchester City's Brazilian midfielder Fernandinho (left) vies with Arsenal's French striker Olivier Giroud during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Manchester City at the Emirates Stadium in London on March 29, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP

LONDON (AFP) - Manchester City squandered an opportunity to replace Chelsea at the Premier League summit after being held to a 1-1 draw by an improved Arsenal side on Saturday, March 29, 2014.

Chelsea's 1-0 loss at Crystal Palace meant that victory at the Emirates Stadium would have sent City top on goal difference, but they remain third after David Silva's opener was cancelled out by Mathieu Flamini.

The day's events mean that five points now separate leaders Chelsea and fourth-place Arsenal, who produced a much more determined display after last weekend's 6-0 demolition by Jose Mourinho's side.

Chelsea's advantage is paper-thin, however, as City, who trail them by two points, have two games in hand, while second-place Liverpool will go top if they win at home to Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.

 
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