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City held to leave gap at nine


MANCHESTER — Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero scored from a near-impossible angle to salvage a 2-2 home draw with Liverpool, but a memorable Steven Gerrard goal still helped boost Premier League leaders Manchester United last night.


The irony of one of Liverpool’s most battling displays of the season helping arch-rivals United end the weekend nine points clear following Saturday’s 1-0 win at Fulham will not be lost on either set of fans, but their draw was fully deserved.

Second-placed champions City took the lead midway through the first half. Former City frontman Daniel Sturridge brought Liverpool level on 29 minutes with a fine finish before Gerrard and Aguero traded equally impressive efforts after the break.

In another game, Tottenham Hotspur had beaten 10-man West Bromwich Albion courtesy of a goal by Gareth Bale .

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