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United beat Arsenal and overtake Chelsea

Published: Saturday 3 November 2012, 20.25CET
Robin van Persie scored in Manchester United FC's 2-1 defeat of Arsenal FC and they are the new English leaders after Chelsea FC were denied by a late Swansea City AFC equaliser.

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Published: Saturday 3 November 2012, 20.25CET

United beat Arsenal and overtake Chelsea

Robin van Persie scored in Manchester United FC's 2-1 defeat of Arsenal FC and they are the new English leaders after Chelsea FC were denied by a late Swansea City AFC equaliser.

Manchester United FC are now a point clear of Chelsea FC at the top of the Premier League after the Blues and Manchester City FC both were held.

United reached the summit for the first time this season courtesy of a 2-1 home victory against Arsenal FC in the lunchtime kick-off, Robin van Persie opening the scoring versus his former employers early on.

Though Wayne Rooney put a penalty wide before the first half was out they doubled their advantage just after the hour when Patrice Evra headed in the England striker's cross. Arsenal, who then had Jack Wilshere sent off, replied through Santi Cazorla in added time.

Chelsea looked like restoring their lead as they led late on at Swansea City AFC. However, Pablo Hernández fired past Petr Čech on 88 minutes to leave Chelsea a point behind United and one ahead of Manchester City FC, who played out their first 0-0 draw of 2012 at West Ham United FC.

Beaten in the League Cup on Wednesday, Tottenham Hotspur FC lost again as Ben Watson secured Wigan Athletic FC a 1-0 success at White Hart Lane. Everton FC moved above Spurs into fourth with a 2-2 draw at Fulham FC.

Last updated: 04/12/13 19.07CET

Results

English Premier League 2012/13

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 01/07/2013 21:16 CET

03/11/2012

West HamWest Ham0-0Man. CityMan. City

Venue: London

03/11/2012

NorwichNorwich1-0StokeStoke

Johnson 44

Venue: Norwich

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TottenhamTottenham0-1WiganWigan

Watson 56

Venue: London

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SwanseaSwansea1-1ChelseaChelsea

Pablo Hernández 88

Moses 61

Venue: Swansea

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FulhamFulham2-2EvertonEverton

Howard 7 (o.g.), Sidwell 90

Fellaini 55, 72

Venue: London

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SunderlandSunderland0-1Aston VillaAston Villa

Agbonlahor 57

Venue: Sunderland

03/11/2012

Man. UnitedMan. United2-1ArsenalArsenal

Van Persie 3, Evra 67

Santi Cazorla 90+5

Venue: Manchester

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