Manchester United displayed their clinical selves as they hammered Bolton Wanderers 5-0 at the Reebok Stadium on Saturday. Wayne Rooney scored his second hat-trick of the season while his partner-in-crime Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez scored the other two in what was his first league start of the season. However, there was bad news as midfielder Tom Cleverley had to come off in the 8th minute, limping from a knee injury suffered coz of an unnecessary tackle from Bolton skipper (and useless twat) Kevin Davies. This victory puts the Red Devils on top of the table, with maximum points from 4 games & 18 goals scored.
How The Rivals Fared
Liverpool suffered a 1-0 loss at
after they failed to
convert a host of chances. Jonathan Walters went down inside the box under Stoke
City Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher's challenge in the
20th minute, to which Mark Clattenburg directed to the penalty spot. Walters
made no mistake to send Pepe Reina the other way & scored the lone goal of
Arsenal resumed life after a chastening 8-2 defeat away to Manchester United with a hard-earned 1-0 victory over new boys
. Andrei Arshavin
struck from a tight angle after a defensive lapse from the Welsh club to help
the Gunners register their first win of the season. Fans should be happy that
deadline day signings Arteta & Mertesacker impressed on debut in what
appeared to be a new-look Arsenal team. Swansea
Former Arsenal forward Emmanuel Adebayor got onto the scoresheet on his Spurs debut, as did Jermaine Defoe as Tottenham Hotspur won their first game of the season 2-0 away at Wolves.
The current top four standings are as under:
Man United - 12 points
Stoke City - 8 points
The Weekly Verdict:
Team of the Week -
Player of the Week - Wayne Rooney
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