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Manchester clubs tighten title race

Chelsea had an opportunity to enter cruise control in the Premier League title race on Sunday, but a spectacular effort by Manchester United kept the race as tight as ever. Additionally, Manchester City's win this weekend piled further pressure on the London club, as the two Manchester-based giants are now knocking on the door.

United managed to defeat Chelsea 3-2 on Sunday, as Javier Hernandez struck the winner in the 75th minute, recouping a two-goal deficit early in the match. The win put United within one point of the league leaders after Matchday nine. Manchester City also managed to tighten the race for first, as the club managed to defeat Swansea City 1-0. The game was not only notable for the City win, but also because it was the longest match in Premier League history, with 12 minutes of stoppage time added.

Merseyside derby ends in controversial draw
Liverpool and Everton drew 2-2 at Goodison Park, but not without a questionable ending. The Reds took charge of the match with two goals in the first 20 minutes, but Everton responded with two of its own in the next 15 minutes. In stoppage time, Luis Suarez scored what was thought to be the winner, but was called offside to end the match as a draw.

Arsenal also managed to pull out a win and help the club's march toward the top of the table, as the North London side overcame Queens Park Rangers at Emirates Stadium. Rivals Tottenham Hotspur defeated a tricky Southampton side at St. Mary's Stadium.

Newcastle managed to pull out another win in a match against West Bromwich Albion, as Papiss Demba Cisse scored the winning goal in stoppage time. Reading also managed to snatch a point from Fulham, as Hal Robson-Kanu scored the equalizer in the closing stages of the match for a 3-3 draw. Additionally, Aston Villa and Norwich shared the spoils, while Wigan surprised West Ham United 2-1.

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