Premier League — 03 September 2012

In yesterday’s Premier League games there were wins for Arsenal and Manchester United, as Newcastle and Aston Villa drew.

In the early kick-off Arsenal won 2-0 at Liverpool’s Anfield. The game was quite an open affair and the visitors took advantage.

Arsenal produced a superb team move in the 31st minute, which resulted in German attacker Lukas Podolski firing past Pepe Reina in the Liverpool goal. Arsenal doubled their lead in the second half.

Another new signing Santi Cazorla waltz through the Liverpool defence before firing through Pepe Reina, into the net. The Reds keeper will be disappointed to have conceded such a poor goal.

Manchester United produced a thrilling comeback to beat Southampton 3-2 at St Marys. The home side took the lead on 16 minutes through a header from striker Rickie Lambert.

United were back on level terms on 23 minutes as Robin Van Persie fired home. The home side regained the lead on 55 minutes midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin scoring in the 55th minute.

United were handed a lifeline soon afterwards. Van Persie was brought down in the area by Saints defender Jos Hooiveld. The Dutch striker took the penalty himself, but Saints keeper Kevin Davis saved the chipped effort.

However, Van Persie did have the final say of the game. The Holland international put United back on equal terms in the 87th minute scoring from close range, before heading home the winner in stoppage time.

Elsewhere, Newcastle and Aston Villa drew 1-1 at the Sports Direct Arena. The visitors took the lead in the 22nd minute through a Ciaran Clark header. However, the hosts drew level on 59th minutes through a stunning 25 yard effort from French midfielder Hatem Ben Arfa.

Who achieved the best result on Sunday?


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