LONDON (Sporting Alert) — Manchester United and Arsenal were amongst the winners in the English Barclays Premier League this weekend.
Manchester United through goals from Wayne Rooney, a penalty in the first half and a Paul Scholes strike in second – defeated ten-man QPR 2-0 to strengthened their lead on the table standings.
The victory by Sir Alex Ferguson side saw them moving eight-points ahead of arch rivals Manchester City, who suffered a defeat in the day’s other game and also had Mario Balotelli sent off.
City failed to hold off the pressure from Arsenal and Mikel Arteta beat Joe Hart from outside the area, as the Gunners picked up all three points with the 1-0 win.
“It was a very well-taken goal. I think it gave us three points that we deserved because we had a consistent domination in the game,” Arsenal FC manager Arsene Wenger said on Arsenal.com.
“I think we had over 60 per cent possession. They had one or two good periods, Man City, but overall after 10 minutes in the second half it was all us.
“I always felt the goal would come but it was very tight and in the end you feel it is important not to lose. But we kept going and at home recently we have produced some outstanding performances against any team. I am very happy that we got the win and the team continues to grow in quality.”
On Saturday West Bromwich registered a 3-0 victory over Blackburn, Fulham has similar result over Bolton, while the other winner was Chelsea, which beat Wigan 2-1 on a late Juan Mata goal.
Premier League Results and Scores – Sunday
14:30 FT ‘ Manchester Utd 2 : 0 QPR
17:00 FT ‘ Arsenal 1 : 0 Manchester City
Premier League Results and Scores – Saturday
13:45 FT Sunderland 0 : 0 Tottenham
16:00 FT West Brom 3 : 0 Blackburn
16:00 FT Norwich 2 : 2 Everton
16:00 FT Liverpool 1 : 1 Aston Villa
16:00 FT Chelsea 2 : 1 Wigan
16:00 FT Bolton 0 : 3 Fulham
18:30 FT Stoke City 2 : 1 Wolves