Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Manchester City ties at last-place QPR
LONDON -- Manchester City missed a chance to put pressure on Premier League leader Manchester United, tying 0-0 Tuesday night at last-place Queens Park Rangers.
Manchester United (18-3-2) can open a seven-point lead over City (15-2-7) with a win over Southampton on Wednesday.
"We are disappointed for this result," City manager Roberto Mancini said. "We had our chances to win, and we dominated the game, but QPR defended very well, got players behind the ball. We lost two points, for sure."
QPR (2-12-10) has 16 points. Wigan and Aston Villa have 20 points each, followed by Reading with 19.
Newcastle improved to 24 points by winning 2-1 at Aston Villa on goals by Papiss Cisse and Yohan Cabaye.
Wigan moved out of the relegation places on goal difference after drawing 2-2 at Stoke, while Swansea tied 0-0 against Sunderland .
ROME -- Lazio beat Juventus 2-1 to reach the Italian Cup final on 3-2 aggregate.
Lazio was headed to the championship on the strength of Alvaro Gonzalez's header in the 53rd minute off a cross from Cristian Ledesma. Arturo Vidal tied the score in the second minute of six minutes of stoppage time, and Sergio Floccari's goal on a header a minute later put the hosts back ahead.
In the other semifinal, Roma leads Inter Milan 2-1 heading into the second leg in April, at Stadio Olimpico.