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Football: Manchester City stay alive in Premier League title race

Published on Apr 22, 2014 5:26 AM
Manchester City's Pablo Zabaleta celebrates after scoring a goal against West Bromwich Albion during their English Premier League soccer match at the Etihad stadium in Manchester, northern England on April 21, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

MANCHESTER (REUTERS) - Manchester City kept their flickering hopes of a second Premier League title in three seasons alive and increased West Bromwich Albion's relegation worries with a 3-1 victory on Monday.

Goals inside the first 10 minutes from Argentines Pablo Zabaleta and Sergio Aguero and a third before halftime from compatriot Martin Demichelis, following a Graham Dorrans strike for the visitors, helped close the gap on leaders Liverpool to six points.

Third-placed City also have a game in hand on the top two clubs.

Liverpool, seeking a first English title since 1990, have 80 points from 35 games followed by Chelsea on 75 from 35 and City with 74 from 34.

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