Premier League Wrap: City Win Again, Villa Pegged Back By Blackburn

Blackburn Rovers vs. Aston Villa

Aston Villa were denied a vital three points at Blackburn thanks to a very late goal by David Dunn. Charles N'Zogbia had put an injury-hit Villa side in front midway through the first half, beating Paul Robinson with a vicious volley after some excellent work by Carlos Cuellar. But the visitors couldn't make their lead count, and Dunn was on hand to thump a close-range header past Shay Given to make it 1-1 as time wound down.

Manchester City vs. Bolton Wanderers

Manchester City continued their march towards a first Premier League crown with a comfortable home win over Bolton. This match seemed more or less a forgone conclusion from the off, but Bolton were unlucky to concede when Gael Clichy's long-range effort looped off Gretar Steinsson and past Adam Bogdan for the opener. City's second was much better, featuring Adam Johnson ripping the visiting defence to pieces before playing it in for Mario Balotelli to score. All in all, a comfortable 2-0 win for the leaders.

Queens Park Rangers vs. Everton

A five-minute exchange of goals in the first half proved to be most of the excited at Loftus Road as Everton and QPR battled it out to a 1-1 draw. Royston Drenthe opened the scoring just after the half-hour mark, capping off a poor spell from the hosts with a neat long-range goal, but Bobby Zamora quickly pulling things back with a header past Tim Howard to make it 1-1. If not for a hilarious miss by Akos Buzsaky, who hit the post when presented with an open goal four yards out, QPR might have had the win. Alas, it was not to be for the hosts.

Stoke City vs. Norwich City

If you thought this would be a tightly-contested match decided by a long throw-in, you win! Matthew Etherington's second-half goal earned the hosts a 1-0 home win.

Wigan Athletic vs. Swansea

Wigan Athletic had a very rough day against Swansea and ended losing on the back of a brace by Gylfi Sigurdsson. The midfielder's first, a very neat curling effort, came right on the stroke of halftime, and his second, another equally neat shot, this time from a free kick, seemed to kill the game off. Not even a red card to Nathan Dyer managed to ruin Swansea's day, and they emerge from the DW Stadium with a straightforward 2-0 win.

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