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Liverpool Up To Second As Rivals All Drop Points

The happiest man in England on Saturday was probably Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger,  as he saw title contenders Chelsea and Manchester City both drop points. The second happiest was Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers, as he saw his side move up to second in the table after beating West Ham 4-1 at Anfield.

Meanwhile it was a day of more angst for David Moyes at Old Trafford as he watched his Man United lose for the second time at home in four days, this time to Newcastle United 1-0. United are now 12 points behind leaders Arsenal, who have a game in hand.

Chelsea and Manchester City both missed the opportunity to put some pressure on the Gunners ahead of their clash with Everton on Sunday,

Chelsea were surprisingly beaten 3-2 at Stoke while Manchester City’s poor away form continues as they could only draw 1-1 at Southampton.

At the other end of the table it was another big win for Tony Pulis and Crystal Palace as they beat Cardiff 2-2. That is 2 wins in four days for Pulis, and suddenly Palace are only goal difference away from getting out of the relegation zone.

The battle at the bottom of the side is an compelling as the one at the other end. Palace in 18th have 13 points. Aston Villa in 10th have 19 points, showing how any sort of winning streak (or losing streak) can have a profound impact on where you are in the table.