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United and Chelsea take heart

Published: Saturday 25 August 2012, 21.08CET
Manchester United FC earned their first points of the season after coming from behind to defeat Fulham FC 3-2, before Chelsea FC made it three wins out of three against Newcastle United FC.

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Published: Saturday 25 August 2012, 21.08CET

United and Chelsea take heart

Manchester United FC earned their first points of the season after coming from behind to defeat Fulham FC 3-2, before Chelsea FC made it three wins out of three against Newcastle United FC.

Robin van Persie and Shinji Kagawa scored on their home debuts as Manchester United FC rallied from a goal behind to beat Fulham FC 3-2, while Chelsea FC, Everton FC and Swansea City AFC maintained their 100% starts.

Damien Duff gave the visitors a third-minute lead at Old Trafford, but Van Persie lifted spirits seven minutes later by planting a fabulous half-volley beyond Mark Schwarzer. Fellow summer signing Kagawa made it two, before Rafael Da Silva tightened United's grip by turning in Ashley Young's centre (43). Nemanja Vidić's second-half own goal breathed new life into Fulham but they were denied a point after David de Gea twice saved from Moussa Dembélé. 

Belgian international Eden Hazard was imperious once more, converting a penalty before teeing up Fernando Torres' sublime finish in Chelsea's 2-0 win against Newcastle United FC. Three first-half goals paved the way for Everton's 3-1 success at Aston Villa FC, who finished with ten men, while Michu was on target for the second consecutive week as Swansea dispatched West Ham United FC 3-0 in the early kick off. 

Arouna Koné scored on his debut in Wigan Athletic FC's 2-0 win at Southampton FC, while Tottenham Hotspur FC and Norwich City FC both surrended leads to draw 1-1, against West Bromwich Albion FC and Queens Park Rangers FC respectively.

Last updated: 05/12/13 3.25CET

Results

English Premier League 2012/13

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 05/04/2013 13:56 CET

25/08/2012

ChelseaChelsea2-0NewcastleNewcastle

Hazard 22 (P), Torres 45+3

Venue: London

25/08/2012

SouthamptonSouthampton0-2WiganWigan

Di Santo 51, Koné 89

Venue: Southampton

25/08/2012

Aston VillaAston Villa1-3EvertonEverton

El Ahmadi 75

Pienaar 3, Fellaini 31, Jelavić 44

Venue: Birmingham

25/08/2012

NorwichNorwich1-1QPRQPR

Jackson 11

Zamora 19

Venue: Norwich

25/08/2012

TottenhamTottenham1-1West BromWest Brom

Assou-Ekotto 74

Morrison 90+1

Venue: London

25/08/2012

Man. UnitedMan. United3-2FulhamFulham

Van Persie 10, Kagawa 35, Rafael 41

Duff 3, Vidić 64 (o.g.)

Venue: Manchester

25/08/2012

SwanseaSwansea3-0West HamWest Ham

Rangel 20, Michu 29, Graham 64

Venue: Swansea

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