MANCHESTER CITY GETS LABOURED WIN OVER QPR AS DEMBELE GETS A DEBUT GOAL FOR TOTTENHAM
Sixteen weeks after the dramatic season
finale that saw Manchester City crowned Barclays Premier League champions at the
same ground, the hosts survived another scare against a QPR side managed
by their former boss, Mark Hughes.
Yaya Toure, Edin Dzeko and Carlos Tevez
struck as a dominant but wasteful Manchester City narrowly saw off QPR
at the Etihad Stadium once again.
Yaya Toure gave City a first-half lead in what was, for the most part, a one-sided fixture, finishing from the centre of the penalty area after an unfortunate deflection had diverted the ball directly into his path.
Not for the first time this season, however, the home crowd was stunned by the less illustrious visitors when Bobby Zamora converted from point blank range after good work from Andy Johnson.
It took City less than two minutes, though, to restore their advantage as Dzeko headed home Tevez's cross before the Argentine deflected his strike partner's shot into the back of the net in added time.
In other English premier league match, new signing Mousa Dembele came off the bench to fire home a goal on his Tottenham debut but Norwich fought back to earn a point five minutes from time through
Michu hit his fourth goal of the season to keep Swansea's unbeaten
record intact and deny Sunderland a first win of the season after Steven
Fletcher's double before half-time.
Peter Crouch saved a point as Stoke hit back twice in an enthralling
encounter at the DW Stadium. Shaun Maloney and Franco Di Santo scored
for Host Wigan