LONDON (Sporting Alert) — Manchester United, Arsenal and Manchester City were all winners in the Barclays Premier League this weekend.
Defending champions City saw-off the challenges of QPR with striker Carlos Tevez getting amongst the goals in the 3-1 victory on Saturday.
However, one of the highlighted games of the weekend came at St Mary’s where twice Manchester United had to come from behind to beat newly promoted Southampton 3-2, with summer signing Robin van Persie scoring a hat-trick and landing his 100th league goal on the same day.
Also on Sunday new boys Lukas Podolski and Santi Cazorla both scored as the Gunners finally got off the mark in the goals column, following the 2-0 win over a disappointing Liverpool side at Anfield.
Picking up victories on Saturday were West Ham United, which beat Fulham 3-0 and West Bromwich, which had a 2-0 win over Everton.
Sunday Premier League Results
14:30 FT ‘ Liverpool 0 : 2 Arsenal
17:00 FT ‘ Newcastle 1 : 1 Aston Villa
17:00 FT ‘ Southampton 2 : 3 Manchester United
Saturday Premier League Results
13:45 FT West Ham 3 : 0 Fulham
16:00 FT Wigan 2 : 2 Stoke City
16:00 FT Tottenham 1 : 1 Norwich
16:00 FT Swansea 2 : 2 Sunderland
16:00 FT West Brom 2 : 0 Everton
18:30 FT Manchester City 3 : 1 QPR