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Spectacular wins for Manchester's finest

Published: Sunday 28 August 2011, 19.35CET
Wayne Rooney struck a hat-trick as Manchester United FC beat Arsenal FC 8-2 at Old Trafford and Edin Džeko scored four as Manchester City FC prevailed 5-1 at Tottenham Hotspur FC.

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Published: Sunday 28 August 2011, 19.35CET

Spectacular wins for Manchester's finest

Wayne Rooney struck a hat-trick as Manchester United FC beat Arsenal FC 8-2 at Old Trafford and Edin Džeko scored four as Manchester City FC prevailed 5-1 at Tottenham Hotspur FC.

Wayne Rooney scored a hat-trick as Manchester United FC claimed an emphatic 8-2 triumph against ten-man Arsenal FC at Old Trafford to move ahead of neighbours Manchester City FC at the Premier League summit following an impressive 5-1 success at Tottenham Hotspur FC for Roberto Mancini's men.

United were two goals up inside half an hour thanks to Danny Welbeck (22) and Ashley Young (28) before Wayne Rooney (41) added a third and Theo Walcott gave the visitors a glimmer of hope on the stroke of half-time. Rooney removed it again with a wonderful free-kick (64) and Sir Alex Ferguson's side added their fifth and sixth in quick succession, via Nani (67) and Park Ji-Sung (70).

Although Robin van Persie (74) found the net for Arsenal, their problems increased when Carl Jenkinson was sent off 13 minutes from time. Rooney then completed his treble from the spot before Young added his second – the first time the Gunners have conceded eight goals in a match since 1896.

In the lunchtime kick-off, Edin Džeko hit four for City as they continued their impressive start to the season in north London. The Bosnia and Herzegovina forward scored twice in the final 11 minutes of the first half before completing his hat-trick on 55 minutes. Sergio Agüero scored City's fourth and, although Younès Kaboul headed a consolation for Spurs, Džeko sealed a comfortable victory with a wonderful late curling effort.

Elsewhere, Leon Best scored twice as Newcastle United FC overcame Fulham FC 2-1, while Stoke City FC triumphed 1-0 at West Bromwich Albion FC thanks to Ryan Shotton's late strike.

Last updated: 06/12/13 9.49CET

Results

English Premier League 2011/12

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 10/04/2012 16:37 CET

28/08/2011

Man. UnitedMan. United8-2ArsenalArsenal

Welbeck 22, A. Young 28, 90+1, Rooney 41, 64, 82 (P), Nani 67, Park Ji-Sung 70

Walcott 45+3, Van Persie 74

Venue: Manchester

28/08/2011

West BromWest Brom0-1StokeStoke

Shotton 89

Venue: West Bromwich

28/08/2011

TottenhamTottenham1-5Man. CityMan. City

Kaboul 68

Džeko 34, 41, 55, 90+3, Agüero 60

Venue: London

28/08/2011

NewcastleNewcastle2-1FulhamFulham

Best 48, 66

Dempsey 88

Venue: Newcastle

27/08/2011

LiverpoolLiverpool3-1BoltonBolton

Henderson 15, Škrtel 52, Adam 53

Klasnić 90+2

Venue: Liverpool

27/08/2011

ChelseaChelsea3-1NorwichNorwich

Bosingwa 6, Lampard 82 (P), Juan Mata 90+11

Holt 63

Venue: London

27/08/2011

BlackburnBlackburn0-1EvertonEverton

Arteta 90+2 (P)

Venue: Blackburn

27/08/2011

SwanseaSwansea0-0SunderlandSunderland

Venue: Swansea

27/08/2011

WiganWigan2-0QPRQPR

Di Santo 41, 66

Venue: Wigan

27/08/2011

Aston VillaAston Villa0-0WolvesWolves

Venue: Birmingham

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