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United and City stay out in front

Published: Sunday 2 October 2011, 19.00CET
Manchester United FC and Manchester City FC continue to set the Premier League pace after weekend victories, while Liverpool FC and Tottenham Hotspur FC enjoyed derby wins.

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Published: Sunday 2 October 2011, 19.00CET

United and City stay out in front

Manchester United FC and Manchester City FC continue to set the Premier League pace after weekend victories, while Liverpool FC and Tottenham Hotspur FC enjoyed derby wins.

Manchester United FC remain ahead of neighbours Manchester City FC on goal difference at the top of the Premier League after both teams recorded wins over the weekend.

United were 2-0 victors against Norwich City FC thanks to second-half strikes from Anderson and Danny Welbeck, while City triumphed 4-0 at Blackburn Rovers FC, Adam Johnson, Mario Balotelli, Samir Nasri and Stefan Savić all on target – the latter two with their first goals for the club.

The weekend was bookended by significant derbies, beginning with Liverpool FC's trip to Everton FC on Saturday lunchtime. Kenny Dalglish's side came out on top thanks to goals from Andy Carroll and Luis Suárez, though their task had been made easier by the first-half dismissal of Jack Rodwell.

In north London, Tottenham Hotspur FC got the better of Arsenal FC at White Hart Lane. Harry Redknapp's charges took the lead through Rafael van der Vaart and though Aaron Ramsey equalised for the Gunners, it was the hosts who came out on top thanks to Kyle Walker.

Meanwhile, Chelsea FC are third following a 5-1 victory at Bolton Wanderers FC – who are bottom – in which Frank Lampard scored a hat-trick. Andrew Johnson also went home with the match ball having struck a treble for Fulham FC in their 6-0 win against Queens Park Rangers FC.

Behind the Blues at the other end of the table are Newcastle United FC, who prevailed 2-1 at Wolverhampton Wanderers FC. Elsewhere, Aston Villa FC beat Wigan Athletic FC 2-0 and Swansea City FC won 2-0 at home to Stoke City FC. Sunderland AFC versus West Bromwich Albion FC ended 2-2.

Last updated: 06/12/13 9.29CET

Results

English Premier League 2011/12

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 13/10/2011 16:43 CET

02/10/2011

TottenhamTottenham2-1ArsenalArsenal

Van der Vaart 40, Walker 73

Ramsey 51

Venue: London

02/10/2011

FulhamFulham6-0QPRQPR

Johnson 2, 38, 59, Murphy 20 (p), Dempsey 65, Zamora 74

Venue: London

02/10/2011

SwanseaSwansea2-0StokeStoke

Sinclair 9 (p), Graham 85

Venue: Swansea

02/10/2011

BoltonBolton1-5ChelseaChelsea

Boyata 46

Sturridge 2, 25, Lampard 15, 27, 59

Venue: Bolton

01/10/2011

Aston VillaAston Villa2-0WiganWigan

Agbonlahor 36, Bent 62

Venue: Birmingham

01/10/2011

SunderlandSunderland2-2West BromWest Brom

Bendtner 24, Al-Muhammadi 26

Morrison 4, Long 5

Venue: Sunderland

01/10/2011

Man. UnitedMan. United2-0NorwichNorwich

Anderson 68, Welbeck 87

Venue: Manchester

01/10/2011

WolvesWolves1-2NewcastleNewcastle

S. Fletcher 88

Ba 17, Gutiérrez 38

Venue: Wolverhampton

01/10/2011

BlackburnBlackburn0-4Man. CityMan. City

A. Johnson 56, Balotelli 59, Nasri 73, Savić 87

Venue: Blackburn

01/10/2011

EvertonEverton0-2LiverpoolLiverpool

Carroll 71, Suárez 82

Venue: Liverpool

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