English Premier League big
wigs Arsenal and Manchester United picked up big wins as the league entered
match day 4 on Saturday 15 September 2012.
At the Emirates Stadium, in a game that kicked off at 1700hrs, Arsenal handed visiting Southampton a 6-1 whacking while at the Old Trafford, Manchester United handed Wigan a 4-0 drubbing.
Arsenal raced to a 4-1 half time lead thanks to an own goal from Southampton’s Dutch defender Jos Hooived on 11 minutes.
Further goals from a Lucas Podolski on 31 minutes, a Gervinho strike on 35 minutes and another own goal by Nathaniel Clyne on 37 minutes sent Arsenal to the break with a big margin. That is despite Southampton getting a goal that turned out to be a consolation at the stroke of the break through Danny Fox.
Tied at 0-0
Gervinho completed his brace on 71 minutes to make it 5-1 before substitute Theo Walcott drove in a sixth two minutes to time to seal the game at 6-1.
At Old Trafford, went to the break tied 0-0 with Wigan but scored four unanswered goals in the second half.
Javier Hernandez atoned for a sixth minute penalty miss with a 63rd minute goal, the second goal of the evening that followed on Paul Scholes first on 51 minutes.
Two more goals from Alexander Buttner on 66 minutes and Nick Powell on 82 minutes ended the scoring at 4-0.
In other games played on Saturday, Chelsea was forced to share spoils with Queens Park Rangers after the two remained locked to a 0-0 draw.
Reigning Champions Manchester City picked up a 1-1 draw from Stoke City at the Brittania Stadium. On his debut, Javi Garcia’s goal on 35 minutes earned the draw for the Champions as it cancelled out Peter Crouch’s 15th minute opener for Stoke.
After four rounds, Chelsea is top of the 20-team log with ten points. Man Utd comes second with nine points. Man City is fourth with eight points just behind Arsenal on goal difference.