Feb. 3 (Bloomberg) -- Manchester City drew 2-2 with Liverpool in English soccer’s Premier League, slipping to nine points behind leader Manchester United following the weekend’s games. Tottenham won 1-0 at 10-man West Brom.
Edin Dzeko and Sergio Aguero scored for defending champion City at its Etihad Stadium. Daniel Sturridge and Steven Gerrard got Liverpool’s goals. Gareth Bale scored for Tottenham at West Brom, who had Goran Popov red-carded.
``Liverpool played a good game and I think in the end it is the right result,'' City manager Roberto Mancini told Sky Sports. ``Today we didn't play well, we were so nervous, I don't know why. But 13 games to the end is a long way. It's not over yet, I think we can recover nine points.''
Manchester United has 62 points, City 53, Chelsea 46 and Tottenham 45.
Yesterday, Manchester United won 1-0 at Fulham, Arsenal defeated Stoke 1-0 and Chelsea lost 3-2 at Newcastle. Everton and Aston Villa drew 3-3 while Wigan and Southampton tied 2-2. Reading defeated Sunderland 2-1, West Ham had a 1-0 victory over Swansea and bottom team Queens Park Rangers drew 0-0 with Norwich.
QPR has 17 points, with Aston Villa and Wigan in the other bottom-three positions on 21.
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