Three points in the bank for Man Utd

Swansea swan on with their second comprehensive victory on the trot as Van Persie opens his scoring account with United.

    Three points in the bank for Man Utd
    Robin van Persie celebrates his first goal and United enjoy their first win of the season [GALLO/GETTY]

    Manchester United put their defeat against Everton behind them with a 3-2 victory over Fulham at Craven Cottage on Saturday.

    It didn't look good for United when Damien Duff put the Cottagers 1-nil up after just three minutes. However, it was Alex Ferguson's side who dominated the rest of the match.

    New signing Robin van Persie opened his scoring account after his big bucks signing from Arsenal with a stunning strike to draw United level. Another new signing midfielder Shinji Kagawa put United ahead and Rafael Da Silva scored the third.

    Results and fixtures 

    Saturday August 25 

     Swansea 3-0 West Ham
     Aston Villa 1-3 Everton
     Man Utd 3-2 Fulham
     Norwich 1-1 QPR
     Southampton 0-2 Wigan
     Tottenham 1-1 West Brom
     Chelsea v Newcastle 

    Sunday August 26

     Stoke v Arsenal
     Liverpool v Man City

    Fulham clawed one back after Nemanja Vidic put the ball in the back of his own net but United held on for their first victory of the campaign.

    Swansea temporarily moved to the top of the Premier League with a 3-0 victory over West Ham. It was an impressive display from Michael Laudrup's side in what was his first home game as manager.

    A couple of errors cost the Hammers. The hosts Swansea went ahead after 20 minutes when an Angel Rangel shot deflected off goalkeeper Jussi Jaaskelainen who failed to get down quickly enough to save the attempt.

    West Ham defender James Collins was at fault for the second goal nine minutes later, his pass back to Jaaskelainen hitting his standing foot before offseason signing Michu ran onto the ball and doubled Swansea's lead with his third goal of the season.

    Striker Danny Graham completed the scoring for Laudrup's side to give Swansea six points out of six and clean sheets in both their matches.

    Elsewhere, Everton also recorded two wins out of two with another great team performance against Aston Villa.

    The 3-1 win confined new Villa boss Paul Lambert to his second loss on the trot.

    The points were shared between Norwich and QPR as Bobby Zamora equalised for the Hoops from a penalty kick rebound.

    Wigan recorded a 2-0 victory over Premier League new boys Southampton and Tottenham were denied their first win of the season after a late West Brom equaliser.

    Sunderland and Reading's match was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

    In the late kick-off Chelsea and Newcastle are in action.

      

     

    SOURCE: Agencies


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