MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MARCH 21: Yaya Toure of Manchester City takes on Frank Lampard of Chelsea during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Chelsea at the Etihad Stadium on March 21, 2012 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Premier League 2012, Week 29: Manchester City Earn Key Win Against Chelsea

Manchester City turned their season around with two late goals to sink Chelsea.

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Premier League Week 29: Wednesday Wrap

Tottenham Hotspur Vs. Stoke City

Tottenham have been impotent of late and it was more of the same against Stoke City. The hosts were dominant in possession, but had all the penetration of a wet paper bag, and their habit of completely ignoring the whole concept of 'set pieces' came back to bite them in the bottom when Cameron Jerome latched onto a Robert Huth flick to give the visitors the lead in the 75th minute. Rafael van der Vaart rescued a point with a last-gasp equaliser, but it couldn't mask the fact that Spurs' slump continues.

Everton Vs. Arsenal

Arsenal have gone on an astonishing run in recent weeks, and although Everton have been virtually unbeatable at Goodison Park they were no match for the Gunners. Ish. Thomas Vermaelen got the visitors on the scoresheet with a neat header from a corner kick, and Everton were subsequently thoroughly screwed out of a goal when Royston Drenthe was pulled back for an imaginary offside. The Toffees couldn't overcome the deficit, and Arsenal surge into third place with a 1-0 win.

Queens Park Rangers Vs. Liverpool

Liverpool looked as though they had this match well in hand after a sublime first goal by young defender Sebastian Coates was added onto by Dirk Kuyt's close range finish in the 72nd minute. And then the meltdown happened. Shaun Derry got the QPR party started with a header from a corner with thirteen minutes to go, and Djibril Cisse equalised - again from a set piece - ten minutes later. The icing on the cake was Jamie Mackie's injury time winner after an error from Jose Enrique to make it 3-2 to QPR. Goodness.

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Blackburn Rovers Vs. Sunderland, 2012 Premier League: Win Sees Blackburn Exit Relegation Battle

Blackburn Rovers look like they've finally shaken off the relegation blues.

Steve Kean's men hauled themselves clear of the drop zone with a 2-0 win at Wolverhampton Wanderers 10 days ago, but there was still some doubt as to whether or not they'd stay up. Entertaining Martin O'Neill and a resurgent Sunderland would be a much sterner test, and Rovers passed with flying colors at Ewood Park.

The hosts more or less neutralized the threat posed by Sunderland, restricting the Black Cats to just three shots on the night, but it didn't look as though they'd pose a major problem to Simon Mignolet's goal until early in the second half. Indeed, the match looked destined for 0-0 until Junior Hoilett broke the deadlock 51 minutes in after a neat volley following a half-cleared chance.

The three points were wrapped up four minutes from time when a free header was presented to Yakubu Aiyegbeni, and the Blackburn striker made no mistake from six yards. Sunderland had wasted chances for Nicklas Bendtner and Ji-Dong Wang in the interim.

It's the first time that Blackburn have won two straight matches this season, and it couldn't have come at a better time. Rovers remain in 15th place, but they're now six points clear of Queens Park Rangers in 18th, and they look like locks to avoid the drop. That's quite the turnaround since the start of the season.

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