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We'll get back on track - De Jong.

MIDFIELDER Nigel de Jong expects Manchester City to pull together to get their title charge back on track.

The Barclays Premier League leaders have stuttered since Christmas, suffering a shock 1-0 loss at Sunderland after a frustrating goalless draw at West Brom.

City still top the table from Manchester United on goal difference but face another tough test as Liverpool visit the Etihad Stadium tonight.

De Jong said: "We win with each other, we lose with each other.

"We have to take this one on board, discuss it and see what went wrong and just go on to the next game."

Sunderland visit Wigan tonight looking to build on the stunning win over City, though relegation threatened Wigan are also showing signs of a revival.

Tottenham, looking to keep the pressure on the two Manchester clubs, host West Brom.

Last night Fulham beat Arsenal 2-1 with late goals from Steve Sidwell and Bobby Zamora.

Laurent Koscielny had headed Arsenal into a first half lead, then a stunning double save from Fulham's former Darlington keeper David Stockwell kept his side in the game.

Fulham manager Martin Jol has played down speculation linking Zamora with a January move away from the club.

The England international was recalled after an Achilles injury last night.

The 30-year-old's relationship with Jol has been the subject of increasing scrutiny over recent months, but the Dutchman rejected such talk.

"It's always the same," Jol said. "If you are number nine at any club and can make the difference, I'm very happy. I love my players, especially when they score goals."
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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:Jan 3, 2012
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