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Liverpool edge United, Arsenal win derby

Published: Sunday 1 September 2013, 16.30CET
Liverpool FC posted a third straight 1-0 win as they saw off Manchester United FC at Anfield, before Arsenal FC matched the scoreline in a derby victory against Tottenham Hotspur FC.

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Published: Sunday 1 September 2013, 16.30CET

Liverpool edge United, Arsenal win derby

Liverpool FC posted a third straight 1-0 win as they saw off Manchester United FC at Anfield, before Arsenal FC matched the scoreline in a derby victory against Tottenham Hotspur FC.

Daniel Sturridge scored the winner as Liverpool FC inflicted a first defeat on reigning Premier League champions Manchester United FC, while Arsenal FC ruled the north London derby against big-spending Tottenham Hotspur FC.

Liverpool had not beaten United in the league since March 2011, but the Reds got off to a dream start thanks to Sturridge's third goal in as many games. With the match just four minutes old, the in-form striker, celebrating his 24th birthday, escaped the attentions of Patrice Evra at a corner to stoop and redirect Daniel Agger's header into the net.

The hosts eventually secured a third straight clean sheet, surviving a late United rally to post their third 1-0 win this term. That scoreline was then matched in the capital as hosts Arsenal struck on 23 minutes after a breathless start, Olivier Giroud beating marker Michael Dawson to Theo Walcott's near-post delivery and providing a sublime first-touch finish.

The goalkeepers were the stars thereafter. Hugo Lloris produced a string of saves to keep the Gunners at bay, and both he and his Arsenal counterpart Wojciech Szczęsny were called on to keep out heavily deflected efforts in the second half. The hosts endured a manic finish to earn the bragging rights, while Spurs were left ruing defeat and a potentially serious injury to new signing Étienne Capoue.

Elsewhere, Ben Davies and Pablo Hernández ensured Swansea City AFC came away from West Bromwich Albion FC as 2-0 victors.

Last updated: 04/12/13 3.50CET

Results

English Premier League 2013/14

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 13/09/2013 12:45 CET

01/09/2013

ArsenalArsenal1-0TottenhamTottenham

Giroud 23

Venue: London

01/09/2013

LiverpoolLiverpool1-0Man. UnitedMan. United

Sturridge 4

Venue: Liverpool

01/09/2013

West BromWest Brom0-2SwanseaSwansea

Davies 22, Pablo Hernández 83

Venue: West Bromwich

31/08/2013

Crystal PalaceCrystal Palace3-1SunderlandSunderland

Gabbidon 9, Gayle 79 (P), O'Keefe 90+2

S. Fletcher 64

Venue: London

31/08/2013

CardiffCardiff0-0EvertonEverton

Venue: Cardiff

31/08/2013

NewcastleNewcastle1-0FulhamFulham

Ben Arfa 86

Venue: Newcastle

31/08/2013

NorwichNorwich1-0SouthamptonSouthampton

Redmond 68

Venue: Norwich

31/08/2013

West HamWest Ham0-1StokeStoke

Pennant 82

Venue: London

31/08/2013

Man. CityMan. City2-0HullHull

Negredo 65, Y. Touré 90

Venue: Manchester

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