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United sink Chelsea to extend winning start

Published: Sunday 18 September 2011, 18.55CET
Manchester United FC moved two points clear at the top of the Premier League following a 3-1 win against Chelsea FC after Manchester City FC drew 2-2 at Fulham FC.

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Published: Sunday 18 September 2011, 18.55CET

United sink Chelsea to extend winning start

Manchester United FC moved two points clear at the top of the Premier League following a 3-1 win against Chelsea FC after Manchester City FC drew 2-2 at Fulham FC.

Manchester United FC have got off to their best start under Sir Alex Ferguson after a 3-1 success against Chelsea FC – their fifth Premier League win in as many matches – took them two points clear at the top of the standings.

The English champions surged into a three-goal lead at Old Trafford as Chris Smalling's header (8), Nani's fierce strike (37) and Wayne Rooney's ninth league goal of the season (45) put the hosts in charge. Though the visitors responded through Fernando Torres (46), who missed two further chances, United held on for a victory that could have been more comprehensive had Rooney not missed a penalty or hit the post.

Sergio Agüero is just one goal behind Rooney on eight league strikes after his double (18, 46) put Manchester City FC 2-0 up at Fulham FC, but the Londoners hit back as Bobby Zamora (55) and Danny Murphy (75) ended the visitors' 100% record.

As in all today's Premier League encounters, there were four goals at White Hart Lane and the Stadium of Light as well, where Tottenham Hotspur FC and Sunderland AFC completed respective 4-0 triumphs against Liverpool FC and Stoke City FC. Spurs were helped by the dismissals of Charlie Adam and Martin Škrtel as Emmanuel Adebayor (68, 90+3) added to efforts from Luka Modrić (7) and Jermain Defoe (66).

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Results

English Premier League 2011/12

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 18/11/2011 19:10 CET

18/09/2011

Man. UnitedMan. United3-1ChelseaChelsea

Smalling 8, Nani 37, Rooney 45

Torres 46

Venue: Manchester

18/09/2011

SunderlandSunderland4-0StokeStoke

Bramble 5, Woodgate 11 (o.g.), Gardner 28, S. Larsson 58

Venue: Sunderland

18/09/2011

FulhamFulham2-2Man. CityMan. City

Zamora 55, Kompany 75 (o.g.)

Agüero 18, 46

Venue: London

18/09/2011

TottenhamTottenham4-0LiverpoolLiverpool

Modrić 7, Defoe 66, Adebayor 68, 90+3

Venue: London

17/09/2011

SwanseaSwansea3-0West BromWest Brom

Sinclair 14 (p), Lita 24, Dyer 49

Venue: Swansea

17/09/2011

WolvesWolves0-3QPRQPR

Barton 8, Faurlin 10, Campbell 87

Venue: Wolverhampton

17/09/2011

EvertonEverton3-1WiganWigan

Jagielka 33, Vellios 84, Drenthe 90+8

Di Santo 31

Venue: Liverpool

17/09/2011

BoltonBolton1-2NorwichNorwich

M.Petrov 64 (p)

Pilkington 37, Johnson 42

Venue: Bolton

17/09/2011

Aston VillaAston Villa1-1NewcastleNewcastle

Agbonlahor 13

Best 57

Venue: Birmingham

17/09/2011

BlackburnBlackburn4-3ArsenalArsenal

Yakubu 25, 59, Song 50 (o.g.), Koscielny 68 (o.g.)

Gervinho 10, Arteta 34, Chamakh 85

Venue: Blackburn

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