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Riera looks to go past Denilson

Arsenal 1-1 Liverpool: Albert Riera looks to get the better of Denilson as Liverpool attempt to cement their position at the top

Robbie Keane disputes the decision

Former Tottenham striker Robbie Keane starts against the Gunners and collects a yellow card for a foul on Gael Clichy

Van Persie gets his shot off before Jamie Carragher can intervene

Things get worse for Liverpool minutes later when Samir Nasri's long ball finds Robin van Persie who nets the opener

Keane celebrates his equaliser

The teams reach half-time all square, however, courtesy of Keane's fine half-volley that gives Manuel Almunia little chance

Referee Howard Webb sends off Adebayor

Arsenal's task is made tougher soon after the hour when Emmanuel Adebayor collects his second booking for a foul on Alvaro Arbeloa

Almunia cuts out a late cross

Despite a late push for a winner by Liverpool, Arsenal hold out for a point as the sides remain first and fifth respectively

Richards and Bednar contest possession

West Brom 2-1 Man City: Baggies striker Roman Bednar (right) puts Micah Richards under some early pressure at the Hawthorns

City manager Mark Hughes reacts to a missed chance

City manager Mark Hughes sees a couple of good efforts wasted by his players as the teams look for the opening goal

Shaun Wright-Phillips heads for goal

Shaun Wright-Phillips leaves Do-Heon Kim behind as he heads for goal but his shot goes narrowly over

Moore celebrates his goal

After a goalless first half, the deadlock is broken in the 69th minute when Luke Moore scores after being put through by James Morrison

Caicedo and Stephen Ireland celebrate City's late equaliser

West Brom appear on course for all three points until four minutes from time when Felipe Caicedo's deflected backheel goes in

Bednar's header sails into the net

Undeterred, the hosts continue to attack and an injury-time header from Bednar loops over Joe Hart to secure a priceless victory

Huddlestone looks to get past Sanchez Jose Enrique

Newcastle 2-1 Tottenham: Tom Huddlestone tries to take control of the ball as Spurs look for an early goal at St James' Park

N'Zogbia celebrates his goal

However, it is their opponents who strike first when Charles N'Zogbia (right) shoots low into the corner in the 12th minute

Modric celebrates with Roman Pavlyuchenko

A goal by Luka Modric ensures that the lead lasts until only the half-hour mark as Tottenham get back on level terms

Gutierrez tackles Bentley

David Bentley looks to create problems on the wing but Newcastle's Jonas Gutierrez does his best to stop him

Duff shows his joy at scoring

The game is decided in the final minute when Damien Duff combines beautifully with Mark Viduka before rolling the ball home





see also
Arsenal 1-1 Liverpool
21 Dec 08 |  Premier League
West Brom 2-1 Man City
21 Dec 08 |  Premier League
Newcastle 2-1 Tottenham
21 Dec 08 |  Premier League


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