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Arsenal unravelled by Liverpool, Chelsea rally

Published: Saturday 20 August 2011, 20.42CET
Liverpool FC sunk ten-man Arsenal FC with the help of a Luis Suárez effort, before Chelsea FC overcame West Bromwich Albion FC and Newcastle United FC won the Wear-Tyne derby.

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Published: Saturday 20 August 2011, 20.42CET

Arsenal unravelled by Liverpool, Chelsea rally

Liverpool FC sunk ten-man Arsenal FC with the help of a Luis Suárez effort, before Chelsea FC overcame West Bromwich Albion FC and Newcastle United FC won the Wear-Tyne derby.

Arsenal FC's disappointing start to their league campaign went from bad to worse as they suffered a 2-0 home defeat by Liverpool FC.

Reduced to ten men following the second-half dismissal of Emmanuel Frimpong, the Gunners conceded an Aaron Ramsey own goal (78) and a late Luis Suárez strike. It was the first time Arsenal − who on Wednesday defend a 1-0 UEFA Champions League play-off lead against Udinese Calcio − have failed to score in their opening two top-flight matches for 42 years.

There was a happier home showing for Chelsea FC, who completed a 2-1 comeback victory against West Bromwich Albion FC. Second-half strikes by Nicolas Anelka (53) and substitute Florent Malouda (83) prevented Shane Long's early opener from deciding the contest in favour of a club that has lost its last 15 top-flight encounters with the Blues.

Elsewhere, Darren Bent was among the scorers as Aston Villa FC defeated Blackburn Rovers FC 3-1, Newcastle United FC triumphed in the Wear-Tyne derby, edging out Sunderland AFC with a Ryan Taylor goal (62), and promoted Queens Park Rangers FC won by the same scoreline at Everton FC. Manchester United FC host Tottenham Hotspur FC on Monday.

Last updated: 06/12/13 9.53CET

Results

English Premier League 2011/12

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 07/09/2011 17:32 CET

20/08/2011

ChelseaChelsea2-1West BromWest Brom

Anelka 53, Malouda 83

Long 4

Venue: London

20/08/2011

Aston VillaAston Villa3-1BlackburnBlackburn

Agbonlahor 12, Heskey 25, Bent 67

Pedersen 52

Venue: Birmingham

20/08/2011

EvertonEverton0-1QPRQPR

Smith 31

Venue: Liverpool

20/08/2011

SwanseaSwansea0-0WiganWigan

Venue: Swansea

20/08/2011

ArsenalArsenal0-2LiverpoolLiverpool

Ramsey 78 (o.g.), Suárez 90

Venue: London

20/08/2011

SunderlandSunderland0-1NewcastleNewcastle

Taylor 62

Venue: Sunderland

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