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Latest update : 2010-02-09

A characteristically erratic Manchester City laboured to defeat Bolton Wanderers (2-0) and move into fifth place in the Premier League, behind Liverpool on goal average but with a game in hand.

REUTERS - Manchester City made ground in the battle for fourth place in the Premier League on Tuesday but looked a long way from Champions League material as they struggled to a forgettable 2-0 home win over Bolton Wanderers.

City, who had lost two of their last three league games, looked second-best for long periods against their relegation-threatened visitors but took the points with a first-half Carlos Tevez penalty and a smart finish by Emmanuel Adebayor following a killer pass by Patrick Vieira after 73 minutes.

The win takes City to 44 points and into fifth place, behind Liverpool on goal difference but with a game in hand on them and fellow challengers Tottenham Hotspur (43).

In other games Portsmouth grabbed a stoppage-time equaliser for a 1-1 home draw with Sunderland in a game featuring three red cards, while Wigan Athletic drew 1-1 with Stoke City.

There are six more games on Wednesday, highlighted by Arsenal against Liverpool, with Manchester United and Chelsea also in action away to Aston Villa and Everton respectively.

 

Date created : 2010-02-10

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