Everton 'end Premier race'
Ten-man Everton buried Manchester City's Premier League title hopes with a 2-0 win at Goodison Park.
- Published: 16/03/2013 at 11:54 PM
- Newspaper section: breakingnews
Leon Osman's astonishing 30-yarder and Nikica Jelavic's stoppage-time clincher condemned City to their fourth straight defeat at Everton.
Manchester United capitalised on City's slip-up to open up a massive 15-point lead at the Premier League summit despite a laboured display that produced only a 1-0 win at home to Reading.
Marouane Fellaini set the tone early for an aggressive game with a scything challenge on James Milner that earned his 10th booking of the season and a two-match suspension - he will miss games at home to Stoke and away at Tottenham.
It was the first yellow card of five in the opening period - Pienaar, Aleksandar Kolarov, Edin Dzeko and David Silva also drew referee Probert's wrath.
In other matches, Aston Villa edged QPR 3-2, Southampton beat Liverpool 3-1, Arsenal defeated Swansea 2-0, and Stoke played West Brom to a scoreless draw.
Chelsea play West Ham at 11pm Sunday evening.