Manchester United finally ended a barren run of two winless streaks at home to convincingly beat Aston Villa by 4-1 in the lunch time kickoff at Old Trafford in a sunny Manchester afternoon. Wayne Rooney’s brace ensured United would head into half time with their noses in front after Ashley Westwood gave the Villains an early lead with his thumping free kick. Juan Mata then scored his first goals for the Red Devils and Javier Hernandez made the victory more emphatic with late strike following a delightful layoff from substitute Adnan Januzaj. As a result of the win some pressure lifted off manager David Moyes who had been welcomed with a ‘Wrong One’ banner flying above Old Trafford before the kick off.    

Elsewhere, an own goal from Captain John Terry gave Crystal Palace a shock win over Chelsea at Selhurst Park. Tony Pulis’ side went ahead when Terry’s header went past Petr Cech in goal as Jose Mourinho’s men never quite recovered from the setback. Julian Speroni, the Palace goalkeeper was in sublime form as he denied Chelsea time and again as the Eagles held on for a huge win. The loss however inflicted a huge damage on Chelsea’s title aspirations as Mourinho later conceded that his side had blown away the chances of reclaiming the Premier League trophy.

However, in the clash of the day, Arsenal came back from a goal down at the Emirates to hold Manchester City with a determined display in front of their home faithful. Manuel Pellegrini’s side had taken an early lead thanks to David Silva, the Spaniard who strolled the ball into the net following Edin Dzeko’s pile driver which came off the post. But it was Frenchman Mathieu Flamini who grabbed the equalizer for the Gunners early into the second half as the home side held the Citizens in what was a lively encounter at London.

In the south coast however, Southampton literally strolled to huge 4-0 win over Newcastle at home I what was simply a sumptuous performance. Jay Rodriguez put the Saints in front just before half time and netted the fourth in the 89th after Rickie Lambert and Adam Lallana scored.  The win would more particularly give Roy Hodgson huge delight ahead of England’s 23 member squad selection for the World Cup in Brazil.

In Wales, Swansea City comprehensively beat Norwich by 3-0 to ease their relegation fears in what was a gritty display from Gary Monk’s side. Jonathan De Guzman grabbed two goals of his own as the Swans are now seven points clear off the relegation battle. 

 

  • SHARE
    Rafa Benitez Fanatic, Analyzes tactics, Football Fan

    Related Posts

    Golfer Bhullar Holds One-Shot Lead At Macao Open

    Macau, Oct 21 (IANS) Indian golfer Gaganjeet Bhullar struggled with a three-over 74 in the third and penultimate round as he saw his overnight four-shot...

    Dortmund Held; Leverkusen Rout Monchengladbach

    Berlin, Oct 21 (IANS) Borussia Dortmund settled for a 2-2 away draw on Saturday against Eintracht Frankfurt in a fresh setback in their Bundesliga campaign,...

    We Have To Take our chances against Brazil: German Coach Wueck

    Kolkata, Oct 21 (IANS) Germany coach Christian Wueck on Saturday said his team cannot be as profligate as they were throughout the FIFA Under-17 World...

    United Stunned, City Go 5 Points Clear, Chelse Beat Watford In EPL

    London, Oct 21 (IANS) Promoted Huddesfield stunned record champions Manchester United, while leaders Manchester City thrashed Burnley 3-0 to take a five-point lead and defending...

    Shuttler Srikanth Enters Denmark Open Final

    Odense (Denmark), Oct 21 (IANS) Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth will have the chance to win his third Superseries title of the season as he entered...