Juventus are now only 3 points ahead of Lazio

Over in Italian football action, 

Juventus' lead at the top of the Serie A has now been cut to just 3 points. 

That's after last night's 1-1 draw against Parma. 

The draw allowed 2nd placed Lazio to close the gap to just 3 points after their 2-0 victory over Atalanta. 

And 3rd placed Napoli crushed Palermo 3-0, to stay 2 points behind Lazio. 

In other selected results, 

5th ranked Fiorentina lost 3-1 away to Udinese with Antonio Di Natale proving to be the home-side's hero for the day. 

The 35 year old former Italian international scored twice while a 2nd-half goal from Alejandro Gomez gave Catania a 1-0 upset win over Roma. 

And AC Milan remained in 7th spot after a goalless draw at Sampdoria.

Over in English football, 

Man United's Robin van Persie scored his 17th Premiership goal this season, in last night's 2-1 win over Liverpool. 

The former Arsenal hitman struck in the 19th minute while Nemenja Vidic made it 2-0 just after the break. 

But in the 57th minute at Old Trafford, new signing Daniel Strurridge scored on his Premiership debut for Liverpool. 

It wasn't enough thou to stop the Reds from losing their 7th league game of the season. 


James Milner and Edin Zdeko scored in Manchester City's 2-0 away win at the Arsenal. 

It was their 1st win at the Gunners' home turf in 38 years. 

And with that result, Arsenal remain in 6th spot while Man City are still 7 points off the lead.

Onto badminton action, 

Lee Chong Wei retained his Korean Open title, by beating Du Pengyu of China 21-12, 21-15 yesterday. 

It was sweet revenge for the World Number 1 as he was beaten by Pengyu in the World Super Series just last month. 

And swinging over to tennis action, 

Former world number 5 Henri Leconte played in an exhibition match in the Premier Tennis Tournamament at the Singapore Cricket Club yesterday. 

He paired up with former Asian Number 1 Vijay Amitraj, but lost 6-5 in the tie-break of a shortened doubles match against Mansour Bahrami and Ilie Natase. 

The special tennis event at the Padang was part of the SCC's 160th anniversary celebrations.