Wenger joy as Ar­se­nal beat Chelsea

Jamaica Gleaner - - SPORTS -

LON­DON (AP): Y REEL­ING off a sixth suc­ces­sive English Premier League vic­tory on Satur­day, Manch­ester City un­der­lined just how for­mi­da­ble they are un­der Pep Guardi­ola.

But José Mour­inho might fi­nally have found the way to stop Manch­ester United be­ing eclipsed by City this sea­son — drop Wayne Rooney.

Hav­ing fended off mount­ing crit­i­cism of his cap­tain, Mour­inho left Rooney on the bench, and the re­ward was a 4-1 vic­tory over cham­pi­ons Le­ices­ter.

BIt en­sured City, with a 3-1 vic­tory at Swansea, couldn’t pull fur­ther away from United, who are six points be­hind their neigh­bours.

The most im­pres­sive per­for­mance of the day came from Ar­se­nal, who marked the 20th an­niver­sary of Arsene Wenger’s ap­point­ment by ruth­lessly beat­ing Chelsea 3-0.

The day’s big­gest scor­ers were Liver­pool, who routed Hull 5-1, while Tot­ten­ham are sec­ond af­ter win­ning 2-1 at Mid­dles­brough.

Man United's goals all came in a sparkling first-half dis­play. Juan Mata – Rooney's re­place­ment Ar­se­nal’s Theo Wal­cott cel­e­brates af­ter scor­ing his side’s sec­ond goal dur­ing the English Premier League against Chelsea at the Emi­rates Sta­dium in Lon­don yes­ter­day. Ar­se­nal won 3-0.

in the No. 10 role – Mar­cus Rash­ford, and Paul Pogba scored in a ram­pant five-minute spell. United took the lead through Chris Smalling, the cap­tain in place of Rooney.

United ended a run of two straight league de­feats, but Le­ices­ter have lost three of its open­ing six games, as many as in their 38-game ti­tle-win­ning cam­paign last sea­son.

Back from sus­pen­sion and im­me­di­ately back in the goals,

Ser­gio Aguero scored twice to take his tally to 11 in six games. Ra­heem Ster­ling grabbed the other goal for City and the only blot was the sight of play­maker Kevin De Bruyne limp­ing off late on with an ap­par­ent ham­string in­jury.

DE­FEN­SIVE FRAIL­TIES

Chelsea's de­fen­sive frail­ties were ex­posed as An­to­nio Conte's team was left with one point from three league games in Septem­ber. Alexis Sanchez, Theo Wal­cott and Me­sut Ozil match

pro­vided the goals in the first half that gave the Gun­ners their first win over Chelsea in five years. Chelsea hadn't even con­ceded a league goal to Ar­se­nal since Jan­uary 2013 be­fore this ca­pit­u­la­tion.

Re­sults: Manch­ester United 4 Le­ices­ter 1; Swansea 1 Manch­ester City 3; Ar­se­nal 3 Chelsea 0; Liver­pool 5 Hull 1; Mid­dles­brough 1 Tot­ten­ham 2;

Bournemouth 1 Ever­ton 0; Sun­der­land 2 Crys­tal Palace 3; Stoke 1 West Brom 1.

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