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Sunday 20 January 2013

Matchweek 23: Coverage of all the weekend's matches

A round-up of Saturday's Barclays Premier League matches and previews of Sunday's fixtures

  • QPR forward Loic Remy scored in the first 14 minutes of his debut

  • Liverpool's Luis Suarez puts them 2-0 up against Norwich

  • Man City's two-goal hero David Silva vies with Fulham's Ashkan Dejagah

  • Steven Fletcher scores his first goal for Sunderland against Wigan

  • Newcastle's Yohan Cabaye opened the scoring against Reading with this free-kick

  • Jonathan De Guzman's free-kick puts Swansea 2-0 up against Stoke

Manchester City maintained the pressure on Barclays Premier League leaders Manchester United with a comfortable 2-0 victory at home to Fulham.

David Silva scored both goals, the first after only two minutes, to take City to within four points of United, who play Tottenham Hotspur tomorrow.

Liverpool’s good run of form against Norwich City continued with a 5-0 victory at Anfield. Goals from Jordan Henderson and Luis Suarez put the home side 2-0 up at half-time and Daniel Sturridge, Steven Gerrard and a Ryan Bennett own goal kept the result one-sided.

At the other end of the table Reading came from behind to secure their first away win of the season and their first ever at Newcastle United. Yohan Cabaye’s free-kick gave Newcastle a half-time lead but two goals from Adam Le Fondre turned the match around to lift Reading out of the relegation zone. 

Queens Park Rangers went bottom after drawing 1-1 with West Ham United. Loic Remy scored on his debut to give QPR the lead but Joe Cole equalised at Upton Park.

Wigan Athletic dropped into the bottom three after losing 3-2 at home to Sunderland at the DW Stadium. The hosts went ahead through David Vaughan’s own goal but a Craig Gardner effort and two goals by Steven Fletcher turned the match around. Angelo Henriquez, the forward on loan from Manchester Untied, scored a header to give Wigan hope but, despite late pressure, they could not find an equaliser.

In the other 3pm kick-off a Jonathan de Guzman double helped Swansea City cruise to a 3-1 win over Stoke City. Ben Davies opened the scoring for the Swans before De Guzman’s brace. Michael Owen’s late consolation for Stoke was his 150th in the Barclays Premier League, only the eighth player to achieve this feat.

You can catch up on all the events on premierleague.com. With our Matchday Live service you can follow how the match unfolded, photostreams and statistics. Read our full match reports including manager reactions by clicking on the links below.

Saturday 19 January results

Liverpool 5-0 Norwich City | #LIVNOR | Matchday Live >>

Manchester City 2-0 Fulham | #MCIFUL | Matchday Live >>

Newcastle United 1-2 Reading | #NEWRDG | Matchday Live >>

Swansea City 3-1 Stoke City | #SWASTK | Matchday Live >>

West Ham 1-1 Queens Park Rangers | #WHUQPR | Matchday Live >>

Wigan Athletic 2-3 Sunderland | #WIGSUN | Matchday Live >>

West Bromwich Albion 2-2 Aston Villa | #WBAAVL | Matchday Live >>

Sunday 20 January

1.30pm Chelsea v Arsenal | #CHEARS | Matchday Live >>

Arsene Wenger (ARS) on managing his squad during a busy period, what midfielder Abou Diaby brings to his team and the qualities of Chelsea striker Demba Ba.

4pm Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester United | #TOTMUN | Matchday Live >>

Andre Villas-Boas (TOT) on Sandro’s injury blow, Scott Parker's return, setting sights on third place and why this is a bad time to be playing Man United.

Sir Alex Ferguson (MUN) on Darren Fletcher’s future, the competitive nature of the Barclays Premier League, United’s defensive soft spot and Tottenham's form.

Monday 21 January

8pm Southampton v Everton | #SOUEVE | Matchday Live >>

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Key Points

  • Man City close to within four points of leader Man Utd with a 2-0 win over Fulham
  • Reading earn first away win, coming from behind to beat Newcastle
  • Catch up on all the reports as well as previews including Tottenham Hotspur v Man United