Silva trims United lead, Liverpool hit five against Norwich
LONDON (AFP) - Manchester City cut Manchester United's Premier League lead to four points by beating Fulham 2-0 on Saturday, thanks to a brace of goals from Spanish midfielder David Silva.
United are not in action until Sunday when they visit Tottenham Hotspur and defending champions City took advantage to breathe fresh impetus into their title defence.
Silva broke the deadlock after just 96 seconds at the Etihad Stadium, slamming home from six yards after Fulham goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer parried a long-range shot from Edin Dzeko.
Steve Sidwell hit the post for the visitors in the 31st minute and City lost Pablo Zabaleta to injury before Silva added a second with 21 minutes left, gathering a Carlos Tevez flick and beating Schwarzer with a dinked finish.