FOOTBALL NEWS

TeamPGDPts
1Liverpool35+5280
2Chelsea35+4175
3Manchester City34+5674
4Arsenal35+2170
5Everton35+2369
6Tottenham Hotspur35+263
7Manchester United34+1657
8Southampton35+549
9Newcastle United35-1546
10Stoke City35-1044

Manchester United's unlikely hero in the title race this weekend was former Liverpool striker Peter Crouch.
24/03/2012 19:30, Report by Nick Coppack
1 of 2 Next 

City drop points at Stoke

Manchester United's unlikely hero in the title race this weekend was former Liverpool striker Peter Crouch.

Crouch's wonder goal meant Manchester City had to come from behind at the Britannia to pick up a point against Stoke City on Saturday evening.

And although the result took the Blues back to the top of the table on goal difference, there were no smiles from Mancini or his men at the final whistle. Rather, the overriding feeling was disappointment. United now have a chance to pull three points clear at the top when Fulham come to Old Trafford on Monday night.

City struggled at Stoke and, following a first half that featured a distinct lack of goalmouth action (save for Ryan Shawcross' header requiring a last-ditch intervention by City defender Pablo Zabaleta to prevent it crossing the line), Crouch produced a contender for goal of the season just before the hour mark.

1 of 2 Next 

@ManUtd
on Twitter