PRE­MIER LEAGUE RE­VIEW

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE TWO -

CHRIS­TIAN Ben­teke struck twice as As­ton Villa stunned Arse­nal.

Olivier Giroud gave the Gun­ners the per­fect start but Ben­teke lev­elled af­ter Wo­j­ciech Szczesny had saved his ini­tial penalty.

Ben­teke then scored from the spot af­ter Lau­rent Ko­scielny, who later saw red, brought him down.

And new sign­ing Luna then sealed the win with a low strike. RECORD-SIGN­ING Ricky van Wolf­swinkel marked his de­but with a fine header to grab Nor­wich a share of the points in a lively draw with Ever­ton.

The home side took the lead when Steven Whit­taker scored from a tight an­gle af­ter his shot re­bounded off the post. Ross Barkley equalised be­fore Sea­mus Cole­man put PAOLO DI Canio’s sum­mer rev­o­lu­tion failed to pay div­i­dends on the open­ing day of the sea­son as Ful­ham took all three points from the Sta­dium of Light.

The Black Cats fielded five debu­tants but slack de­fend­ing al­lowed Pa­j­tim Kasami to score his first Ful­ham goal.

Ji Dong-Won should have res­cued a point but he headed wide late on from Adam John­son’s cross. ROBIN van Per­sie scored twice as David Moyes en­joyed a great start to life as Manch­ester United boss.

Danny Wel­beck also bagged two for the cham­pi­ons, who com­fort­ably saw off the chal­lenge of Swansea.

Sum­mer-sign­ing Wil­fried Bony scored late on for Swansea but it proved too lit­tle RICKIE Lam­bert capped a mem­o­rable week by scor­ing a last-gasp win­ner to de­feat West Brom.

Lam­bert scored with his first touch for Eng­land in mid­week and then con­verted a last-minute penalty for Southamp­ton at the Hawthorns.

In a scrappy en­counter Gra­ham Dor­rons fired a 25yard shot over and Jay Ro­driguez came close for the Saints. DEBU­TANT Si­mon Min­go­let was the hero as he saved a late penalty to deny Mark Hughes a point in his first match in charge of Stoke.

Liver­pool missed a host of chances be­fore Daniel Stur­ridge put them ahead eight min­utes be­fore half­time.

Stoke could have snatched a point when Daniel Ag­ger han­dled a free-kick but Jonathan Wal­ters failed to beat Min­go­let. the Tof­fees back in front.

How­ever, van Wolf­swinkel had the fi­nal word when he headed in a sliced cross to grab a draw. to late for the Swans.

Wayne Rooney fea­tured from the bench for United to sug­gest he still has a fu­ture with the club. WEST Ham mid­fielder Joe Cole rolled back the years to in­spire the Ham­mers to vic­tory over Cardiff City.

Cole put the Ham­mers ahead and then cap­tain Kevin Nolan dou­bled the ad­van­tage.

Cardiff failed to re­ally threaten the West Ham goal and in the end Matt Jarvis, Mo­hamed Di­ame and Modibo Maiga all missed chances for the home side who dom­i­nated.

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