Manchester City's Matija Nastasic (L) challenges Tottenham
Hotspur's Clint Dempsey during their English Premier League
match at The Etihad Stadium in Manchester. REUTERS/Phil
Manchester City beat Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 to stay two
points behind leaders Manchester United in the Premier League
but Chelsea lost ground in the title race when they could only
draw 1-1 at home to Liverpool.
Champions City came from behind to beat Spurs at the Etihad
Stadium with substitute Edin Dzeko lashing home their 88th-
minute winner after Sergio Aguero had cancelled out Steven
Caulker's first-half opener for the visitors.
Chelsea dropped points at Stamford Bridge where skipper John
Terry scored on his return from a four-match domestic
suspension before being carried off with a knee injury after
an accidental collision with Luis Suarez 19 minutes later.
Suarez then headed Liverpool's equaliser 17 minutes from
United, who beat Aston Villa 3-2 on Saturday, have 27 points
from 11 matches, followed by City on 25, Chelsea on 24, and
Everton and West Bromwich Albion on 20.
In the day's other game, former Newcastle United manager Sam
Allardyce and ex-Magpies skipper Kevin Nolan, who scored the
winner, enjoyed their return to St James' Park as West Ham
United beat Newcastle 1-0 to move up to sixth.