Mancini

Mancini

In English football action, 

Manchester City have virtually surrendered the Premiership title to arch rivals Man United, after allowing themselves to fall 9 points behind the leaders. 

And that's after being held 2-2 at home by Liverpool last night. 

Edin Dzeko put the Citizens ahead after 23 minutes. 

But shortly after, Daniel Sturridge equalised for the Reds. 

Steven Gerrard did put Liverpool in front in the 73rd minute with a long-range strike. 

And it was Sergio Aguero with the equaliser for Man City, 12 minutes from the end. 

The draw keeps the defending league champions in 2nd place and 9 points behind the Red Devils and with 13 games to go. 

As for Liverpool, they remain in 7th place and 9 points behind 4th ranked, Tottenham Hotspur. 

The Londoners were 1-nil winners over West Brom in last night's earlier fixture.

Gareth Bale with the matchwinner in the 67th minute. 


Over to Rugby Union action, 

Italy blew the Six Nations campaign wide open last night, as they won at home against France for the 2nd time in a row. 

At the Olympic Stadium in Rome, the final score was Italy 23, France 18. 

The French came into this match on the back of a 3-game winning streak and their last trip to Rome in 2011, ended in defeat. 

And that's why many were wondering if the Azzurri would be able to fend off the French challenge again. 

Well they did, all thanks to a Martin Castro-giovanni try, 10 points off the boot of Luciano Or-quera plus good defending by the whole team. 

The Italians will face Scotland at Murrayfield this weekend. 


Swinging over to tennis action, 

Tomas Berdych defeated Stanislas Wawrinka as the Czech Republic are through to the quarterfinals of the Davis Cup. 

In last night's singles matchup, Berdych took down his Swiss opponent in 4 sets. 

And despite the Czechs losing the last singles match, the defending Davis Cup champions advanced into the quarterfinals 3-2.