LONDON (Sporting Alert) — Manchester United stumbled to a defeat to Everton in their opening Barclays Premier League on Monday night.
United were hoping to join the likes of Chelsea and defending champions Manchester City on three points after the opening fixtures – but were beaten 1-0 at Goodison Park.
It was also a disappointing for new summer signing Robin van Persie who failed to make an impact off the bench.
On Saturday champions Manchester City defeated Southampton 3-2 in a closely contested game that saw Roberto Mancini side having to dig deep into its reserves to pull off the victory.
Chelsea had an easy 2-0 win over Wigan on Sunday with new signing Eden Hazard starring on the afternoon – playing a part in both goals, which came in the first half.
BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE RESULTS AND SCORES
MONDAY – AUG 20TH
21:00 FT ‘ Everton 1 : 0 Manchester United
SUNDAY AUG 19
14:30 FT Wigan 0 : 2 Chelsea
17:00 FT Manchester City 3 : 2 Southampton
SATURDAY AUG 18TH
16:00 FT Arsenal 0 : 0 Sunderland
16:00 FT West Brom 3 : 0 Liverpool
16:00 FT QPR 0 : 5 Swansea
16:00 FT Fulham 5 : 0 Norwich
16:00 FT West Ham 1 : 0 Aston Villa
16:00 FT Reading 1 : 1 Stoke City
18:30 FT Newcastle 2 : 1 Tottenham