England Premier League — 16 September 2012

Arsenal and Manchester United were the big winners in the Premier League yesterday. Arsenal defeated Southampton 6-1 at the Emirates Stadium.

The home side took the lead on 11th minutes through an unlucky own goal from Saints defender Jos Hooiveld.

Lukas Podolski doubled the Gunners lead with a superb effort from 25 yards. Ivory Coast forward Gervinho made it three in the 35th minute. Two minutes later Arsenal were four up, as Saints full-back Nathaniel Clyne put past his own keeper.

Southampton got a goal back just before half-time through full-back Danny Fox. However, it got worse for Southampton in the second half, as Gervinho scored his second from close range. Substitute Theo Walcott completed the rout in the 88th minute.

Manchester United defeated Wigan Athletic 4-0 at Old Trafford. Wigan keeper Ali Al-Habsi saved a Javier Hernandez penalty in the first half as the Latics frustrated United. However, in the 51st minute Paul Scholes scored on his 700th appearance for United.

Hernandez made up for his penalty miss by doubling the home sides lead in the 63rd minute. Full-back Alexander Buttner marked his United debut with a goal three minutes later. Young midfielder Nick Powell also found the net on his debut in the 82nd minute to round off the victory for the home side.

Champions Manchester City were held to a 1-1 draw at Stoke City’s Britannia Stadium. The home side took the lead through former-Tottenham striker Peter Crouch. Manchester City hit back through new signing Javi Garcia, who headed home.

Sunderland and Liverpool are still looking for their first league victories of the season, after the pair drew 1-1 at the Stadium of Light. The Blacks Cats new signing Steven Fletcher continued his good start to his Sunderland career by putting the home side ahead.

Liverpool pressed for an equaliser and striker Luis Suarez finally found a leveller for the away side with 20 minutes of the game remaining.

Other Premier League results

Norwich 0-0 West Ham

QPR 0-0 Chelsea

Aston Villa 2-0 Swansea

Fulham 3-0 West Brom


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David Nugent

David is a 29 year-old football fan and journalist, who is passionate about the beautiful game. He is a lifelong supporter of Premier League Everton and likes nothing better than a healthy discussion about the world's favourite sport.

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