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Tevez Hat Trick Puts Pressure On United

A hat-trick from Carlos Tevez inspired Manchester City to a 6-1 win at Carrow Road today as Man City closed the gap at the top of the Premier League to only two points ahead of Man United’s match against Aston Villa tomorrow.

City looked dead and buried after loosing to Arsenal last weekend, but two wins in the week have reignited the title race,

Starting consecutive matches for the first time in 11 months, Tevez curled his side into an 18th-minute lead, before turning provider for Sergio Agüero to make it two. Andrew Surnam halved the deficit shortly after the break, but any chance of a comeback was extinguished when Tévez completed a sumptuous hat-trick either side of Agüero’s second. Adam Johnson added a sixth in added time.

If Tevez’s goals help City claw back United’s lead, will City fans forgive him for going missing for five months?

Elsewhere Swansea City AFC ended a run of four consecutive defeats with a 3-0 win against struggling Blackburn Rovers. Blackburn, who appeared safe a month ago have lost form at the worst possible time and Steve Kean and his team find themselves two points from safety.

Queens Park Rangers, who had picked up some huge wins recently, were very disappointing in a 1-0 loss at West Brom while Wolves, who are all but relegated drew 0-0 at Sunderland, a result that really does nothing for their survival hopes.

This is how the bottom of the table looks:

15 Aston Villa FC 32 35
16 Queens Park Rangers FC 34 31
17 Wigan Athletic FC 33 31
18 Bolton Wanderers FC 32 29
19 Blackburn Rovers FC 34 28
20 Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 34 23