6 Mar 2011

Gunners fire a blank in title race

7:28 am on 6 March 2011

Arsenal have missed the chance to close to within a point of Manchester United at the top of the English football Premiership, the Gunners drawing nil-all with visitors Sunderland in London.

Arsene Wenger's men are ruing a late Andre Arshavin goal that was incorrectly disallowed for offside as well as a decent penalty shout going unrewarded.

Elsewhere in England, West Ham United moved out of the relegation zone with a 3-0 home win over Stoke City while West Bromwich Albion won 3-1 at Birmingham City, sending the newly crowned League Cup winners into the drop zone.

Bolton Wanderers climbed above Liverpool into sixth after a 3-2 win over Aston Villa at the Reebok Stadium, Fulham beat Blackburn Rovers 3-2 at Craven Cottage and Everton won 2-1 at Newcastle United.