Man City beat Bolton

Man City beat Bolton

LONDON – Manchester City came from behind to beat Bolton Wanderers 4-2 on Saturday to keep their 100 per cent home record and go fourth in the Premier League while the big guns enjoyed a day off.

The four leading contenders were in action yesterday, with champions Manchester United playing Liverpool at Anfield before leaders Arsenal host third-placed Chelsea. Portsmouth could have gone fourth but fell to seventh after losing 1-0 to Tottenham Hotspur at Fratton Park.Everton won 2-0 at West Ham United.Struggling Wigan Athletic were the day’s top scorers, beating 10-man Blackburn Rovers 5-3 at the JJB Stadium after squandering an early 3-0 lead.A hat-trick by Roque Santa Cruz pulled Blackburn level but their victory chances took a knock when Brett Emerton was sent off in the 57th minute.Wigan, who had England striker Emile Heskey carried off injured after 38 minutes, went back in front when Marcus Bent grabbed his second goal of the game in the 66th before claiming his own hat-trick in the 81st.Sunderland moved out of the relegation zone, overtaking Fulham who lost 1-0 to Newcastle United, after a 1-1 draw with Aston Villa at the Stadium of Light but manager Roy Keane was furious with referee Steve Bennett for disallowing Danny Collins’s injury-time header.”It was such a bad call,” said Keane.”He was waiting all day to give a few decisions against us and he got his big one completely wrong.”Derby County’s misery at the bottom of the table continued with a 1-0 defeat at home to Middlesbrough while Birmingham City drew 1-1 with Reading.Nampa-ReutersPortsmouth could have gone fourth but fell to seventh after losing 1-0 to Tottenham Hotspur at Fratton Park.Everton won 2-0 at West Ham United.Struggling Wigan Athletic were the day’s top scorers, beating 10-man Blackburn Rovers 5-3 at the JJB Stadium after squandering an early 3-0 lead.A hat-trick by Roque Santa Cruz pulled Blackburn level but their victory chances took a knock when Brett Emerton was sent off in the 57th minute.Wigan, who had England striker Emile Heskey carried off injured after 38 minutes, went back in front when Marcus Bent grabbed his second goal of the game in the 66th before claiming his own hat-trick in the 81st.Sunderland moved out of the relegation zone, overtaking Fulham who lost 1-0 to Newcastle United, after a 1-1 draw with Aston Villa at the Stadium of Light but manager Roy Keane was furious with referee Steve Bennett for disallowing Danny Collins’s injury-time header.”It was such a bad call,” said Keane.”He was waiting all day to give a few decisions against us and he got his big one completely wrong.”Derby County’s misery at the bottom of the table continued with a 1-0 defeat at home to Middlesbrough while Birmingham City drew 1-1 with Reading.Nampa-Reuters

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