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Aug 17, 2013

United’s Moyes enjoys winning start, Arsenal slump

LONDON (Reuters) – Manchester United began their Premier League title defense with a convincing 4-1 win at Swansea City on Saturday while Arsenal endured a dismal start to the season after a shock 3-1 home defeat by Aston Villa.

Robin van Persie and Danny Welbeck scored two goals each to give David Moyes a winning start to his reign as United manager in driving rain at Swansea’s Liberty Stadium.

Aug 17, 2013

Moyes delighted with clinical Man United

By Ed Osmond

(Reuters) – David Moyes was a contented man after going one better than his predecessor as manager Alex Ferguson and leading Manchester United to victory in his first competitive match in charge of the club on Saturday.

United coasted to a 4-1 win at Swansea City in the opening game of their English Premier League title defence, a much better start than Ferguson made to his glittering 26-year reign at Old Trafford in an ignominious 2-0 defeat at Oxford United in 1986.

Aug 17, 2013

Soccer-Moyes delighted with clinical Man United

Aug 17 (Reuters) – David Moyes was a contented man after going one better than his predecessor as manager Alex Ferguson and leading Manchester United to victory in his first competitive match in charge of the club on Saturday.

United coasted to a 4-1 win at Swansea City in the opening game of their English Premier League title defence, a much better start than Ferguson made to his glittering 26-year reign at Old Trafford in an ignominious 2-0 defeat at Oxford United in 1986.

Aug 17, 2013

Arsenal sunk by Villa, Mignolet lifts Liverpool

LONDON (Reuters) – Arsenal endured a dismal start to the new Premier League season when Christian Benteke struck twice to lift Aston Villa to a shock 3-1 victory at the Emirates where the home side finished with 10 men on Saturday.

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge scored and new goalkeeper Simon Mignolet saved a late penalty to earn their side a deserved 1-0 win over Stoke City in the early kickoff at Anfield and West Ham United beat promoted Cardiff City 2-0.

Aug 17, 2013

Soccer-Arsenal sunk by Villa, Mignolet lifts Liverpool

LONDON, Aug 17 (Reuters) – Arsenal endured a dismal start to the new Premier League season when Christian Benteke struck twice to lift Aston Villa to a shock 3-1 victory at the Emirates where the home side finished with 10 men on Saturday.

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge scored and new goalkeeper Simon Mignolet saved a late penalty to earn their side a deserved 1-0 win over Stoke City in the early kickoff at Anfield and West Ham United beat promoted Cardiff City 2-0.

Aug 17, 2013

Benteke double sinks Arsenal, Mignolet lifts Liverpool

LONDON (Reuters) – Christian Benteke struck twice to inspire Aston Villa to a shock 3-1 win at Arsenal on a dramatic opening day of the Premier League season on Saturday.

Striker Daniel Sturridge scored and new goalkeeper Simon Mignolet saved a late penalty to earn Liverpool a deserved 1-0 win over Stoke City and Norwich City drew 2-2 with Everton.

Aug 11, 2013

That’s another trophy for Sir Alex, says Moyes

LONDON (Reuters) – David Moyes was not claiming too much credit after collecting his first piece of silverware as Manchester United manager in the Community Shield at Wembley on Sunday.

United beat Wigan Athletic 2-0 in the season curtain-raiser to give Moyes a successful start in his bid to fill the huge boots of Alex Ferguson who stood down in May after leading United to 38 trophies in 26 years at Old Trafford.

Aug 11, 2013

Soccer-That’s another trophy for Sir Alex, says Moyes

LONDON, Aug 11 (Reuters) – David Moyes was not claiming too much credit after collecting his first piece of silverware as Manchester United manager in the Community Shield at Wembley on Sunday.

United beat Wigan Athletic 2-0 in the season curtain-raiser to give Moyes a successful start in his bid to fill the huge boots of Alex Ferguson who stood down in May after leading United to 38 trophies in 26 years at Old Trafford.

Aug 11, 2013

Van Persie double gives Moyes first trophy at United

LONDON (Reuters) – Robin van Persie struck twice to earn Manchester United a convincing 2-0 win over Wigan Athletic in the Community Shield at a sun-drenched Wembley on Sunday.

The Premier League champions outclassed the surprise FA Cup winners in the traditional English season curtain-raiser to give their new manager David Moyes an early trophy in his reign at Old Trafford.

Aug 11, 2013

Soccer-Van Persie double gives Moyes first trophy at United

LONDON, Aug 11 (Reuters) – Robin van Persie struck twice to earn Manchester United a convincing 2-0 win over Wigan Athletic in the Community Shield at a sun-drenched Wembley on Sunday.

The Premier League champions outclassed the surprise FA Cup winners in the traditional English season curtain-raiser to give their new manager David Moyes an early trophy in his reign at Old Trafford.