EPL Update: Man City Climbs Top, Sturridge Returns, Suarez Headlines in Liverpool’s Win at Stokes.

Manchester City moved to the top of the Premier League as they overcame a Newcastle side for whom Cheick Tiote had a goal controversially disallowed.

Edin Dzeko slid in to give City an early lead and control of the contest.

But Tiote’s long-range blast, ruled out after an offside Yoan Gouffran was judged to have interfered with play, sparked the hosts into life.

Samir Nasri was hurt by a Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa tackle before Alvaro Negredo’s breakaway goal sealed victory.

Eden Dzeko Celebrates Opening Goal Against Newcastle. Image: AFP.
Eden Dzeko Celebrates Opening Goal Against Newcastle. Image: AFP.

Victory for Arsenal at Aston Villa on Monday would ensure Manchester City’s stay at the top of the table is short-lived.

Nonetheless, the win at St James’ Park takes City’s season’s tally to 94 goals – one more than in the entire 2012-13 campaign – and improves their previously suspect away form to four victories in their last five league games on the road.

Stoke City 3-5 Liverpool

Luis Suarez scored twice as Liverpool recorded their first victory at Stoke in the Premier League to move five points behind leaders Manchester City.

They took a 2-0 lead in the first half following an own goal from Ryan Shawcross and a strike from Suarez.

Stoke hit back through a Peter Crouch header and a superb Charlie Adam shot.

Steven Gerrard made it 3-2 from the spot and Suarez fired in an angled shot before Jon Walters’s strike, but Daniel Sturridge sealed the win late on.

Other Results.

Cardiff 0-2 West Ham

Southampton 1-0 West Bromwich Albion

Tottenham 2-0 Crystal Palace

Fulham 1-4 Sunderland

Everton 2-0 Norwich

Hull 0-2 Chelsea

Man United 2-0 Swansea

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