Arsenal and City take home the points

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Updated: October 27, 2012

Arsenal moved up to 4th in the Premiership, and 7 points behind Chelsea, following a 1-0 over QPR in a London derby. Fans have been expressing their frustration in recent weeks following a period of poor results both in the league and in Europe. It threatened to happen again today against last placed QPR as the Gunners squandered more than a handful of chances in the first half. It was left to Arteta to get the points in the 84th min, eventually finding a way to breach the last line of the QPR defence. The game also represented the long awaited comeback of Jack Wiltshire, who finally returned after missing all of last season, something that will definitely put a smile on the faces of the Arsenal fans.

Reading and Fulham were involved in a 6 goal thriller, the point moving Fulham up to 6th in the League, but denying Reading their first win since promotion.
Stoke and Sunderland struggled to keep the fans awake playing out a dull goalless draw. Both teams seem to have made a habit so far this season of playing out draws, the point each keeping both teams mid table.
Wigan recorded their first home win of the season on with a clinical 2-1 win over West Ham. Wigan’s win saw them climb to 15th in the table, four points clear of the relegation places while West Ham, going down to only their second away defeat in 14 games, missed out on a chance to go fourth.
Norwich and Aston Villa were also involved in a draw, 1-1 at Villa Park. Both sides remain in the bottom half of the table, close to the relegation zone.
Manchester City moved to within a point of Chelsea into second place following a 1-0 win over Swansea, a 61st minute Tevez goal proving the difference. City have been a shadow of themselves last year and their position in the League flatters to deceive. They don’t look like champions at this stage and one feels Mancini needs some drastic changes from the mindsets of his over paid personalities if they are to remain in the hunt for a second successive Premiership Title.