Silva's brace helps Man City close in on United

Jan 20, 2013, 08:23 IST | AFP

Manchester City cut Manchester United's Premier League lead to four points by beating Fulham 2-0 on Saturday thanks to a brace of goals from Spanish midfielder David Silva.

Silva broke the deadlock after just 96 seconds at the Etihad Stadium, slamming home from six yards after Fulham goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer parried a long-range shot from Edin Dzeko.

David Silva
David Silva

Steve Sidwell hit the post for the visitors in the 31st minute and City lost Pablo Zabaleta to injury before Silva added a second with 21 minutes left.  

Other results
Liverpool 5 Norwich 0
Newcastle 1 Reading 2
Swansea 3 Stoke 1
West Ham 1 QPR 1
Wigan 2 Sunderland 3  

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