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City back on top after Lescott sinks Aston villa

sports Updated: Feb 13, 2012 01:05 IST

Manchester City restored their two-point lead at the top of the Premier League after Joleon Lescott secured a gritty 1-0 victory at Aston Villa on Sunday.

Manchester United’s win over Liverpool on Saturday had moved them ahead of Roberto Mancini’s side, but City held their nerve in a tense game at Villa Park and made their dominance count midway through the second half thanks to’s cool finish.

That was enough to make it back-to-back league victories for City after their recent setback at Everton.

West brom pulverise Wolves at Molineux

Peter Odemwingie scored a hattrick as West Bromwich Albion triumphed 5-1 at Wolverhampton Wanderers on Sunday to move further away from danger. Wolves, who endured a fourth straight home defeat, now has manager Mick McCarthy under increased pressure as the boos rang out at fulltime.

Nigerian Odemwingie’s deflected effort put West Brom ahead before Steven Fletcher's superb turn-and-shot on the stroke
of halftime brought the hosts level.

Jonas Olsson’s shot slipped through Wayne Hennessey's hands to give the visitors the lead and West Brom then ran riot with Odemwingie’s second and third coming either side of former Wolves man Keith Andrews netting on his debut.