Man Utd blast Newcastle for three as Fergie keeps pressure up on Chelsea

The Premier League was as exciting as ever last weekend with a number of high scoring games, but in the end not really any surprise results to take note of.

It all started with Champions Manchester City really setting the tone in the Saturday lunch-time kick-off as they beat Sunderland 3-0 at the Etihad Stadium.

The Citizens will feel as though they should have won by five or six given the amount of chances they had, but Roberto Mancini will have been delighted that his men took all three points and they now sit in the top three.

Early pace-setters Chelsea also had a convincing victory on home soil as they beat Norwich 4-1 at Stamford Bridge. The Blues did suffer an early scare though with the Norfolk side going 1-0 up through captain Grant Holt on eleven minutes.

However, Chelsea were 3-1 up going into half-time and firmly in the driving seat for the majority of the match.

Manchester United moved into second place with a very impressive 3-0 win at Newcastle. United were excellent from start to finish and Wayne Rooney looks to be relishing his role at the tip of the diamond.

There were also some very entertaining draws played out over Saturday and Sunday, with three matches ending 2-2.

Swansea came back from two goals down to draw with Reading, destroying the Royals hopes of a first victory in the top flight this campaign, whilst Southampton managed a last-gasp equaliser at home to Fulham.

Wigan and Everton were the other two teams to play out a 2-2 draw in what was one of the pick of the matches over the weekend.

Wigan led twice in the game, but Everton’s penalty from Leighton Baines in the final minutes of the game made sure the points were shared.

Elsewhere, there was another win for West Bromwich Albion and another defeat for Queens Park Rangers when these two met at the Hawthorns. The game ended 3-2 to the home side and put them up to sixth position, whilst QPR are bottom of the pile.

There was also a comfortable 2-0 victory for Tottenham at home to Aston Villa, whilst Liverpool were frustrated at home yet again as they played out a goalless draw with Stoke City.

The final match to look at from last weekend is the London derby between West Ham United and Arsenal at Upton Park.

The Hammers took the lead, but the Gunners came back to take the points with a 3-1 victory and showed they have plenty of fight in them this campaign.

The table is looking to really take shape now and we can see what a team is able to achieve this season.

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