(Sporting Alert) — Zlatan Ibrahimovic was sent off on Saturday as Paris Saint Germain were stunned 2-1 by Saint-Etienne in the French Ligue 1.
The goalscoring forward was given a straight red card in the 70th minute, while his team was trailing 1-0 on an own goal by Mamadou Sakho in the 56th minute. PSG found themselves down 2-0 three minutes after Ibrahimovic was sent off when Pierre Emerick Aubameyang netted.
The hosts pulled a goal back in the 88th minute, but it was little too late for Carlo Ancelotti side, which suffered its first league defeat of the season.
There were also wins for Lille, Nice, Rennes and Valenciennes in the Ligue 1.
BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE
In action in the Barclays Premier League, Manchester United beat 10-man Arsenal 2-1, with former Gunner Robin van Persie getting on the scoresheet.
Patrice Evra scored the other goal at Old Trafford, while Santi Cazorla got the late consolation for Arsenal. Jack Wilshere was sent off for two poor tackles.
With the win, Manchester United went top of the Barclays Premier League table, as early leaders Chelsea conceded late and were held 1-1 against Swansea City.
Defending champions Manchester City were held 0-0 at West Ham United in another tied game, but there were wins for Wigan, Aston Villa and Norwich.
ITALIAN SERIE A
Over in Italy in the Serie A, Inter Milan found late form to beat Juventus 3-1, handing the defending champions their first defeat in 49 Serie A games.
AC Milan thrashed Chievo 5-1 in another game played on the nights.
Barcelona continued its good run of form lately with a 3-1 victory over Celta, with forward David Villa getting amongst the scorers.
Real Madrid hammered Zaragoza 4-0, while Atletico Madrid were beaten 2-0 by 10-man Valencia.
LEAGUE FOOTBALL SCORES ON SATURDAY:
SPAIN: Primera Division – La Liga
16:00 Final: Malaga 1 : 2 Rayo Vallecano
18:00 Final: Barcelona 3 : 1 Celta
20:00 Final: Real Madrid 4 : 0 Zaragoza
22:00 Final: Valencia 2 : 0 Atletico Madrid
ENGLAND: Barclays Premier League
13:45 Final: Manchester Utd 2 : 1 Arsenal
16:00 Final: Fulham 2 : 2 Everton
16:00 Final: Norwich 1 : 0 Stoke City
16:00 Final: Sunderland 0 : 1 Aston Villa
16:00 Final: Swansea 1 : 1 Chelsea
16:00 Final: Tottenham 0 : 1 Wigan
18:30 Final: West Ham 0 : 0 Manchester City
ITALY: Serie A
18:00 Final: AC Milan 5 : 1 Chievo
20:45 Final: Juventus 1 : 3 Inter Milan
FRANCE: Ligue 1
17:00 Final: Paris Saint Germain 1 : 2 Saint-Etienne
20:00 Final: Evian Thonon Gaillard 0 : 2 Lille
20:00 Final: Nice 2 : 1 Nancy
20:00 Final: Rennes 1 : 0 Reims
20:00 Final: Troyes 1 : 1 Montpellier
20:00 Final: Valenciennes 3 : 1 Sochaux