Arsenal misses chance to go top in EPL

Published on NewsOK Modified: February 12, 2014 at 5:50 pm •  Published: February 12, 2014
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LONDON (AP) — Arsenal and Manchester United played to a scoreless draw that frustrated both teams, while Liverpool beat Fulham 3-2 on Wednesday to return to the Premier League title race.

Fourth-place Liverpool came from behind twice to maintain its three-point lead over Tottenham, which won 4-0 at Newcastle. Liverpool's last-gasp win, secured by Steven Gerrard's penalty, left Brendan Rodgers' side four points behind league leader Chelsea.

Arsenal missed the chance to go to the top after Chelsea's 1-1 draw at West Bromwich Albion on Tuesday, and remained a point behind in second place.

Robin van Persie had United's best chances on his return to Arsenal, but failed to make the most of a one-on-one in the early stages and then saw a late header saved by Wojciech Szczesny.

The result, combined with Liverpool's win, dropped United 11 points behind the Champions League places.

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Barcelona set up another Copa del Rey final against rival Real Madrid, drawing 1-1 at Real Sociedad to win their two-legged semifinal.

Real's Antoine Griezmann scored in the waning moments to cancel out Lionel Messi's first-half opener but the Spanish champions still reached the domestic cup final 3-1 overall.