Premier League Saturday Wrap: Saints Alive as City Are Stunned on South Coast

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Premier League Saturday Wrap: Saints Alive as City Are Stunned on South Coast
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Week 26 in the English Premier League gave champions Manchester City a great chance to put pressure on arch-rivals and runaway leaders Manchester United by playing 24 hours before the Red Devils entertained Everton in the big match on Sunday, although Roberto Mancini’s side knew they would face a hard test on the South Coast at relegation-threatened Southampton in what was the day’s late kickoff.

Elsewhere, in-form Tottenham Hotspur hosted struggling Newcastle United in the early kickoff in front of the TV cameras. In the all-important race for the Champions League places, Chelsea were at home to lowly Wigan Athletic, and Arsenal faced a tough trip to Wearside to take on Martin O’Neill’s Sunderland.

Meanwhile, at the other end of the table, Queens Park Rangers were looking to continue their recent good form at high-flying Swansea City; another in-form side, Reading, travelled to mid-table Stoke City; and Norwich City hosted Fulham.

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