Manchester United’s new coach, David Moyes, performed up to expectation yesterday on his first premiership match as Man United manager while Arsene Wenger failed to deliver a first win of the new premiership season for Arsenal fans.
Two goals each from Danny Wellbeck and Robin van Persie ensured a 4-1 away win for Manchester United over Swansea City yesterday. Swansea’s only goal was scored by Wilfried Bony in the 82nd minute of the match. Robin van Persie scored first in the 34th minute of the match and Danny Wellbeck added a second one to the score line two minutes later to see Manchester United ensure a comfortable 2-0 lead before halftime.
RVP scored a third goal in the 72nd minute of the match and Danny Wellbeck sealed the fate of the opposing team with Man Utd’s fourth goal two minutes into injury time.
The match was anything but clean as four yellow cards were issued to players from both sides. Three going to Manchester United’s Antonio Valencia, Michael Carrick and Tom Cleverly. Jose Canas got Swansea’s only card.
Arsenal on the other hand suffered a humiliating defeat at the Emirates stadium in the hands of Aston Villa, losing 3-1 to Gabriel Agbonlahan’s team.
Olivier Giroud of Arsenal drew the first blood in the sixth minute. Benteke equalised in the 22nd minute taking the score line to a one all draw when the half time whistle was blown.
Christian Benteke scored again in the 61st minute of the match and Luna scored the third goal five minutes to regulation time.
Earlier on in the day, Liverpool beat Stoke City by a lone goal scored by Daniel Sturridge.
Norwich City drew 2-2 with Everton while Fulham edged Sunderland aside by a lone goal. West Brom lost to Southampton also by a lone goal and West Ham beat Cardiff City by two goals to none.
The much anticipated Chelsea game will be played later today. They meet Hull City in the first premiership game after Mourhino’s second coming.
The other premiership game slated for today is between Crystal Palace and Tottenham.
Manchester City and Newcastle clash tomorrow evening.