LONDON (Sporting Alert) — Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United all registered wins on a busy day in the English Barclays Premier League on Saturday.
Leaders Arsenal maintained their advantage in the table standings with a 2-0 win over Crystal Palace, although midfielder and skipper Mikel Arteta was sent off early into the second half. Arteta did score from the penalty spot before his red card, while striker Olivier Giroud added the second for Arsene Wenger’s side, which was bouncing back from the midweek Champions League defeat to Borussia Dortmund.
At Old Trafford, Manchester United had to come from behind two to secure a 3-2 victory over Stoke City. Peter Crouch and Marko Arnautovic twice put the visitors in the lead but Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney answered back on both occasions. Substitute Javier Hernandez netted the winner for David Moyes’ side in the 80th minute.
A hat-trick from Luis Suarez and one from his strike partner Daniel Sturridge, guided Liverpool to a cruising 4-1 win over West Brom, who got their goal from a James Morrison’s penalty kick.
Rickie Lambert and Jay Rodriguez each found the back of the net for Southampton to maintained their impressive start to the season, following a 2-0 win over Fulham at St. Mary’s Stadium.
Barclays Premier League Results
Crystal Palace 0 Arsenal 2
at Selhurst Park.
Manchester United 3 Stoke 2
at Old Trafford.
Liverpool 4 West Brom 1
Aston Villa 0 Everton 2
at Villa Park.
Southampton 2 Fulham 0
at St. Mary’s Stadium.
Norwich 0 Cardiff 0
at Carrow Road.