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Manchester City held at Liverpool

November 27, 2011 23:50 IST

Manchester City failed to win in the Premier League for only the second time in 13 matches this season when they drew 1-1 at Liverpool on Sunday and finished with 10 men after substitute Mario Balotelli was sent off for two yellow cards.

Vincent Kompany put City ahead with a 31st-minute header but Liverpool were level two minutes later when Joleon Lescott deflected a Charlie Adam shot into his own net.

Balotelli came on after 65 minutes but was sent off 18 minutes later and England keeper Joe Hart produced some fine late saves to preserve City's unbeaten record.

City, on 35 points, stayed five clear at the top from Manchester United with Tottenham Hotspur third on 28 points. Liverpool moved up to sixth with 23 points.

Earlier, Swansea City drew 0-0 with Aston Villa in a subdued match at the Liberty Stadium which was overshadowed by news of the death of Wales national team manager Gary Speed earlier on Sunday.

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