Everton rally to stun City

QPR promotion confirmed as London club gets away with fine

City led early through Yaya Toure but Sylvain Distin headed a 65th-minute equaliser against his former club and Leon Osman glanced in the winner seven minutes later to give the Toffees their seventh win in the teams' last eight meetings and leave City's fans sweating going into the last three games.

City, who face Stoke City in the FA Cup final next week, are fourth on 62 points from 35 games. Fifth-placed Liverpool have 55 from 35 and Tottenham Hotspur, who host Blackpool later on Saturday have 55 from 34.  Arsenal, who visit Stoke on Sunday, have 67 points while Chelsea are second on 70 and Manchester United top on 73 ahead of their crunch title clash at Old Trafford on Sunday.

West Ham United ended a run of five defeats with a 1-1 home draw against Blackburn Rovers but remain bottom of the standings and destined for relegation. Aston Villa drew Wigan 1-1 with Ashley Young scoring for the Villans in the 17th minute after Charles N’Zogbia had given Wigan the lead in the tenth minute.

Sunderland scored a 90th minute winner through a Zat Knight own goal after Boudewijn Zenden had given Sunderland the lead in the 45th minute. Bolton seemed to have grabbed one point after Ivan Klasnic score three minutes from time.At St James’ Park Newwcastle United rode on goals from Shola Ameobi in the 36th minute and Steven Taylor in the 43rd. Lee Bowyer scored the consolation goal for Birmingham in the 45 minute.

QPR in Premiership

Queens Park Rangers' promotion to the Premier League was confirmed on Saturday as the Football Association announced the club would be fined but not deducted points over a player ownership and misconduct case.

The English Championship (second division) winners were facing seven charges from a regulatory commission relating to the transfer and contract renewal of Argentine midfielder Alejandro Faurlin but were cleared on five of them.

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