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City Close Gap On United While Chelsea Jump Into Third

Fergie-HappyManchester City kept their slim chances of catching Manchester United alive as they narrowed the gap by two points to 13 on a night when Chelsea boosted their UEFA Champions League hopes with a win at Fulham.

The leaders elect where in London where they twice had come from behind to draw 2-2 at West Ham. Ricardo Vaz Te headed West Ham in front on 16 minutes but Antonio Valencia levelled just past the half hour. Mohamed Diame’s curling strike restored West Ham’s lead early in the second period but with 13 minutes left Robin van Persie scored after Shinji Kagawa’s shot hit both posts.

Man City and Wigan, who will meet in the FA Cup final next month, but in front of a subdued Etihad Stadium, Carlos Tevez danced past two Wigan defenders on the edge of the penalty area before curling in a terrific shot past Wigan goalkeeper Joel Robles.

Despite the draw at Upton Park, United can still win the title this weekend if they beat Aston Villa at home and City lose at Tottenham on Sunday.

Chelsea took advantage of Arsenal’s 0-0 with Everton last night and they beat neighbours Fulham 3-0 thanks to David Luiz’s long-range opener and two John Terry headers. The win was Chelsea’s first away win in the Premier League for three months, a remarkable record, and propelled Chelsea into third place, a point ahead of Arsenal who have played a game more.