Liverpool 2 - 2 Hull City

Liverpool struggled to their third successive home league draw as Barclays Premier League new boys Hull City produced another stunning away performance.

The Tigers had already won at Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur and scored three in a narrow defeat at Manchester United. And if not for Steven Gerrard they might well have ended Liverpool's season-long unbeaten home record. Hull City were two ahead through Paul McShane and a Jamie Carragher own goal before Gerrard scored twice in eight minutes, taking his tally for the season to 11.

And although Hull were put under instant pressure, they soon started to confront Liverpool all over the pitch and it was no surprise when Hull City took the lead after 12 minutes. A Geovanni free-kick on the right sailed right across the box and was knocked back into the danger area by Marlon King, where McShane rose to head into the top corner.

Hull were full of pace, drive and desire and after 22 minutes they scored again. After switching the play from left to right, via King's long ball, Mendy went past Dossena once more and pulled the ball back into the six-yard box, where Carragher turned it high into his own net.

Just a minute later however, Liverpool pulled one back. Kuyt surged down the right and fired in a low cross which fell for Gerrard to clip home from six yards. And in what was now a tremendous match, Liverpool were level after 32 minutes, again through Gerrard. Carragher's cross was headed down by Kuyt for Benayoun to hook on, giving Gerrard a 10-yarder for the equaliser.

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Middlesbrough 1 - 1 Arsenal

Former Arsenal player Jeremie Aliadiere delivered another blow to Arsenal's fading Barclays Premier League title hopes by securing a point for Middlesbrough at the Riverside Stadium.

Aliadiere pounced in the 35th minute with a fine glancing header from a Tuncay Sanli cross after Emmanuel Adebayor had headed the visitors into a 17th-minute lead. The Gunners grabbed the lead when Adebayor stooped to meet Fabregas' set-piece in front of goal and sent a low header past Turnbull.

But former Gunner Jeremie Aliadiere drew the home side level in the 28th minute with a superb glancing header from Tuncay's driven cross from the right which gave Almunia no chance.

Boro started well in the second half with a clever dummy by Huth leading to a long ball forward which proved just too strong for Tuncay. Boro could have gone ahead in the second half when Manuel Almunia made a fine save to deny Stewart Downing, while at the other end Robin van Persie sprang clear but shot across the face of goal.

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Aston Villa 4 - 2 Bolton Wanderers

Gabriel Agbonlahor took his goal tally for the season into double figures as Aston Villa climbed above Arsenal into fourth place in the Barclays Premier League with this resounding victory.

Agbonlahor netted twice as Martin O'Neill's side took advantage of the Gunners being held at Middlesbrough in the lunch-time kick-off to move a point clear. Victory extended Villa's unbeaten league run to five matches but this was only their second home top flight win since September.

After 18 minutes Bolton stunned the home fans by going ahead through Elmander's fifth goal of the season. Kevin Davies did well to supply a low cross from near the by-line and Elmander's back heel at the near post was enough to beat Brad Friedel even though he got some of his body to the ball.

But in the 24th minute a superb finish by Agbonlahor brought them back on level terms. Laursen played a long ball forward from deep in his own half and in one movement Agbonlahor wriggled away from Andy O'Brien and volleyed past Jussi Jaaskelainen from 12 yards out. Then five minutes before half-time an own goal from Kevin Davies put Villa ahead. The Bolton striker was under pressure from Laursen when trying to deal with a Barry left-wing cross and only succeeded in heading into his own net.

Villa started the second half on the offensive and Curtis Davies missed a good chance to extend their lead. Young was finding an increasing amount of room on the left flank as Villa started to dominate and he set up the third goal for Agbonlahor after 67 minutes. Young managed to get in his cross despite the attention of two defenders - and Agbonlahor did the rest with a close range header.

Then with 12 minutes left Agbonlahor turned goal provider, setting up Young whose low shot took a slight deflection off Cahill before flying past Jaaskelainen into the corner of the net. Kevin Davies headed a late consolation goal for Bolton from a Steinsson cross.

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Tottenham Hotspur 0 - 0 Manchester United

Heurelho Gomes left White Hart Lane a hero as his last-minute save denied Manchester United a vital win at Tottenham Hotspur.

And as United desperately searched for a winner to ensure they left for Club World Cup duty in happy mood, the Brazilian produced a fingertip save to turn away a Ryan Giggs free-kick that was going to creep in. It left the Red Devils rueing their failure to take advantage of second-half superiority and opened the door for Chelsea to surge clear in the Barclays Premier League title race by beating West Ham United on Sunday.

Dimitar Berbatov will have been particularly disappointed at his failure to make an impact, which just gave the Spurs fans - so used to losing this fixture - more reason to cheer. Sir Alex Ferguson predicted a hostile reception for the old Tottenham favourite and the Spurs fans obliged with a stream of boos and jeers that began when Berbatov emerged for the warm-up and continued throughout the match.

With Arsenal and Liverpool failing to win earlier on, United had been presented with a perfect opportunity to stamp their presence on the title picture before heading to Japan.

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Current results;
Middlesbrough 1 - 1 Arsenal
Aston Villa 4 - 2 Bolton W.
Liverpool 2 - 2 Hull City
Manchester City 0 - 1 Everton
Stoke City 0 - 0 Fulham
Sunderland 4 - 0 West Bromwich
Wigan Athletic 3 - 0 Blackburn Rovers
Tottenham Hotspur 0 - 0 Manchester United
Portsmouth ? - ? Newcastle United
Chelsea ? - ? West Ham United


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