EPL: Manchester United overtake Chelsea

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Manchester United have taken a momentary lead on the English Premier League table after a well deserved 2-1 victory over fierce rivals, Arsenal in a League clash Saturday at the Old Trafford.

The Red Devils with 24 points are occupying top spot.

Former Arsenal priced jewel Robin Van Persie showed no mercy to his former team as he fired the Red Devils to a early lead with just three minutes of play at the Theatre of Dreams.

Saturday’s goal by RVP made him equal an enviable record previously held solely by Nigerian Yakubu Aiyegbeni which is record of scoring against all the twenty team currently campaigning in the English Premier League.

While arsenal tried to fight back after the early goal by RVP it was the Sir Alex Ferguson tutored side that went on to double their lead as French Man Patrice Evra scored the second goal in the 67th minute. England International, Wayne Rooney was earlier gifted an opportunity to increase Man Utd’s lead as he took a penalty kick in the 45th minute but failed to convert the kick.

Arsenal however made sure they did not leave the Old Trafford empty even though they had to finish the game a man less owing to the sending off of Jack wilshere as they were handed a face saving goal in the 90th minute through Spaniard Santi Carzola.

While the. Gunners failed to get any point in Saturday’s. Game they will be happy it was not the same humialtion they suffered in their last visit which ended in a 8-2 drubbing.

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