Birmingham hold listless Liverpool

Birmingham hold listless Liverpool

Steven Gerrard gave Liverpool the lead two minutes into the second half but they were pegged back nine minutes later when Liam Ridgewell headed the home side level.
Liverpool remain in sixth place with 55 points from 33 games.

Wigan Athletic remain in relegation trouble after squandering a first-half lead to lose 2-1 at Fulham, who like Liverpool are in Europa League, quarterfinal action next week.

Jason Scotland put Wigan in front but Fulham, who rested leading striker Bobby Zamora, replied through Stefano Okaka and Brede Hangeland. Wigan are four points above third from bottom Hull City having played a game more.

On Saturday, Arsenal stayed in the title race by beating Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-0 at the Emirates Stadium thanks to a goal four minutes into stoppage time from Nicklas Bendtner.

With five matches to play Chelsea have 74 points, United 72 and Arsenal 71.
Manchester City crushed Burnley 6-1 at a sodden Turf Moor on Saturday to move into fourth place.

Tottenham Hotspur stumbled in the race for fourth place when they lost 3-1 at Sunderland.

Former Tottenham player Darren Bent scored twice, one a penalty, but also missed two other spot kicks as Spurs lost for the first time in 10 matches.

City scored three goals in the opening seven minutes and were 5-0 up at halftime on a rain-lashed pitch that was covered in standing water as deflated Burnley fans walked out rather than watch their team sink even further into the mire.

The match was effectively over as a contest when early goals from Emmanuel Adebayor, Craig Bellamy and Carlos Tevez virtually wrapped up all three points.

Patrick Vieira added the fourth with a powerful header after 20 minutes for his first goal for the club and Adebayor made it five before the break with his second of the match.
Vincent Kompany made it 6-0 after 58 minutes before Stephen Fletcher scored a consolation for the home side 19 minutes from the end.

The victory moved City on to 59 points and into fourth place in the table while Aston Villa moved up to 54 points after their 1-0 win over Bolton Wanderers.

Burnley remain one place off the bottom with 24 points from 33 games, three points from the safety zone. Bottom club Portsmouth drew 0-0 with Blackburn Rovers while Stoke City defeated relegation-threatened Hull City 2-0.