The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE TWO RESULTS -

AS­TON VILLA ........1 STOKE CITY ..........2

TIM Sher­wood’s reign as As­ton Villa boss be­gan with a heart­break­ing stop­page­time de­feat by Stoke.

Sher­wood saw on-loan winger Scott Sin­clair head in Fabian Delph’s cross but Mame Diouf beat Brad Guzan from six yards to level be­fore the break.

Vic­tor Moses’ 91stminute penalty won it – with Villa’s Ron Vlaar shown a red card for bring­ing down the winger. OLIVER Giroud’s goal proved the dif­fer­ence as Ar­se­nal sur­vived a late scare to beat Crys­tal Palace.

Santi Ca­zorla put the Gun­ners ahead when he con­verted a penalty af­ter Pape Souare felled Danny Wel­beck.

The Eng­land striker then saw his low ef­fort par­ried by Ju­lian Sper­oni be­fore Giroud

HULL ....................2 QPR ......................1

JOEY Bar­ton was sent off for a low-blow on Tom Hud­dle­stone as Hull even­tu­ally saw off ten-man QPR.

Ni­kica Jelavic volleyed Hull into a 16th-minute lead be­fore Bar­ton’s mo­ment of mad­ness.

Char­lie Austin headed a first-half equaliser for QPR just mo­ments later, but Dame N’Doye scored his sec­ond Pre­mier League goal in as many games in the last minute. DAVID Silva scored twice as Manch­ester City recorded their big­gest Pre­mier League victory of the sea­son.

Edin Dzeko won a penalty in­side 30 sec­onds as he was felled by Vurnon Anita, Ser­gio Aguero scor­ing from the spot.

And City were 3-0 up af­ter 21 min­utes as Samir Nasri and Dzeko net­ted.

SUN­DER­LAND ........0 WEST BROM ..........0

SUN­DER­LAND winger Adam John­son had a goal ruled out for off­side as their strug­gles con­tin­ued at home to West Brom.

Seb Lars­son was also de­nied by Ben Foster as the Black Cats re­main in the Pre­mier League rel­e­ga­tion zone.

The im­pres­sive West Brom keeper Foster also made a sec­ond-half save from Con­nor Wick­ham’s header.

CHELSEA ..............1 BURN­LEY ..............1

FOR­MER Manch­ester City de­fender Ben Mee did his old side a favour by scor­ing in Burn­ley’s draw with Chelsea.

Branislav Ivanovic put the Blues ahead when he slot­ted in Eden Haz­ard’s cross.

But the Pre­mier League lead­ers – be­ing chased by City – had Ne­manja Matic red-carded and Burn­ley cap­i­talised when Mee headed in a late cor­ner.

CRYS­TAL PALACE ..1 AR­SE­NAL ..............2

net­ted the re­bound. Palace’s Glenn Mur­ray scored in in­jury time af­ter a goal­mouth scram­ble, but Ar­se­nal man­aged to hold on.

MAN CITY ............5 NEW­CAS­TLE ..........0

Silva then took cen­tre stage af­ter the break, bag­ging two quick-fire goals in the space of three min­utes to cut Chelsea’s lead to five points.

SWANSEA ..............2 MAN UNITED ........1

JONJO Shelvey’s lon­grange goal gave Swansea victory over Manch­ester United.

An­der Her­rera’s low strike put United ahead, but the hosts re­sponded as Ki Sung-yueng flicked in from Shelvey’s cross.

And Shelvey’s 75thminute shot de­flected off Bafe­timbi Gomis to in­flict only a sec­ond Pre­mier League de­feat since Novem­ber on United.

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