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Scholes scores as United win milestone match

Published: Saturday 15 September 2012, 18.05CET
Paul Scholes scored as Manchester United FC beat Wigan Athletic FC on his 700th outing, while Arsenal FC put six past Southampton FC and Chelsea FC and Manchester City FC drew.

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Published: Saturday 15 September 2012, 18.05CET

Scholes scores as United win milestone match

Paul Scholes scored as Manchester United FC beat Wigan Athletic FC on his 700th outing, while Arsenal FC put six past Southampton FC and Chelsea FC and Manchester City FC drew.

Paul Scholes marked his 700th appearance for Manchester United FC with a goal as Sir Alex Ferguson's side defeated Wigan Athletic FC, while Arsenal FC overwhelmed Southampton FC and Chelsea FC and Manchester City FC were held to draws.

Scholes (51) turned the ball in from close range after Ali Al-Habsi had palmed out Nani's cross. The Wigan goalkeeper had earlier saved a first-half penalty from Javier Hernández, who doubled the hosts' lead on 63 minutes. Left-back Alexander Büttner and midfielder Nick Powell rounded off the scoring on their respective debuts.

Premier League leaders Chelsea, who had won their first three top-flight games, were held 0-0 at west London neighbours Queens Park Rangers FC. Manchester City drew 1-1 at Stoke City FC thanks to Javier García's headed equaliser on his first appearance for the champions.

Arsenal were the day's biggest winners, Gervinho scoring twice in a 6-1 defeat of Southampton, a feat Dimitar Berbatov matched as Fulham FC prevailed 3-0 against ten-man West Bromwich Albion FC. Elsewhere, Liverpool FC earned a 1-1 draw at Sunderland AFC, Aston Villa FC beat Swansea City AFC 2-0 and Norwich City FC drew 0-0 with West Ham United FC.

Last updated: 05/12/13 3.01CET

Results

English Premier League 2012/13

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

15/09/2012

SunderlandSunderland1-1LiverpoolLiverpool

S. Fletcher 29

Suárez 71

Venue: Sunderland

15/09/2012

Aston VillaAston Villa2-0SwanseaSwansea

Lowton 16, Benteke 88

Venue: Birmingham

15/09/2012

StokeStoke1-1Man. CityMan. City

Crouch 15

Javi García 35

Venue: Stoke

15/09/2012

Man. UnitedMan. United4-0WiganWigan

Scholes 51, Hernández 63, Büttner 66, Powell 82

Venue: Manchester

15/09/2012

ArsenalArsenal6-1SouthamptonSouthampton

Hooiveld 11 (o.g.), Podolski 31, Gervinho 35, 71, Clyne 37 (o.g.), Walcott 88

Fox 45

Venue: London

15/09/2012

FulhamFulham3-0West BromWest Brom

Berbatov 32, 45+1 (P), Sidwell 89

Venue: London

15/09/2012

QPRQPR0-0ChelseaChelsea

Venue: London

15/09/2012

NorwichNorwich0-0West HamWest Ham

Venue: Norwich

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