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Giggs enjoys winning start in United hot seat

Published: Saturday 26 April 2014, 21.00CET
Ryan Giggs had an impressive first match as interim Manchester United FC manager, while a dramatic late draw at Fulham FC has intensified the battle for survival.
Giggs enjoys winning start in United hot seat
United celebrate after Juan Mata turned in their third goal against Norwich ©AFP/Getty Images
Published: Saturday 26 April 2014, 21.00CET

Giggs enjoys winning start in United hot seat

Ryan Giggs had an impressive first match as interim Manchester United FC manager, while a dramatic late draw at Fulham FC has intensified the battle for survival.

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.

Last updated: 27/04/14 0.27CET

Results

English Premier League 2013/14

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 26/04/2014 20:22 CET

26/04/2014

Man. UnitedMan. United4-0NorwichNorwich

Rooney 41 (P), 48, Juan Mata 63, 73

Venue: Manchester

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FulhamFulham2-2HullHull

Dejagah 55, Amorebieta 58

Jelavić 75, Long 87

Venue: London

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StokeStoke0-1TottenhamTottenham

Rose 33

Venue: Stoke

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SwanseaSwansea4-1Aston VillaAston Villa

Bony 10, 90+4 (P), Shelvey 26, Pablo Hernández 73

Agbonlahor 22

Venue: Swansea

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West BromWest Brom1-0West HamWest Ham

Berahino 11

Venue: West Bromwich

26/04/2014

SouthamptonSouthampton2-0EvertonEverton

Alcaraz 1 (og), Coleman 31 (og)

Venue: Southampton

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