Ryan Giggs enjoyed a winning start to his spell as Manchester United FC manager as his side breezed past Norwich City FC 4-0 at Old Trafford.
Wayne Rooney tucked in a penalty before half-time and curled a second into the bottom-right corner shortly after to give United a commanding lead. Juan Mata then came off the bench to score twice more from close range as the Red Devils left Norwich a point above the relegation zone.
Fuham FC would have displaced the struggling Canaries had they not let slip a two-goal lead in a dramatic draw at home against Hull City AFC. A stunning Ashkan Dejagah effort and Fernando Amorebieta's header came in the space of three second-half minutes, but the Cottagers could not hold on as first Nikica Jelavić (75) then Shane Long (87) dented their survival hopes.
Wilfried Bony started and finished the scoring as Swansea City AFC won 4-1 at home against Aston Villa FC, who have now lost five of their last six matches and lie 16th, four points above Fulham. Midlands neighbours West Bromwich Albion FC are a point above Villa after picking up a crucial win against West Ham United FC courtesy of Saido Berahino.
Everton FC were the architects of their own downfall as they passed up the chance to move fourth, two own goals costing them dear at Southampton FC. Tottenham Hotspur FC, though, kept their slim hopes of UEFA Champions League football alive with a 1-0 win at Stoke City FC, who had Ryan Shawcross sent off.
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