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United, Gunners win big

CHAMPION Manchester United shook off its midweek defeat at Burnley with an emphatic 5-0 away win at Wigan Athletic in the English Premier League yesterday.

After a low-key first half Wayne Rooney scored twice to reach 100 goals for United while summer signing Michael Owen opened his account for the club late on and Nani completed the rout. Dimitar Berbatov scored the other goal.

Abou Diaby helped Arsenal to the top of the embryonic table, scoring twice in a 4-1 home defeat of struggling Portsmouth to take the Gunners' goal tally to 10 in their opening two matches.

Manchester City joined Arsenal and United on six points with a 1-0 home win over Wolverhampton Wanderers, with Emmanuel Adebayor scoring early while Sunderland also earned its second win of the season, coming back from a goal behind to beat Blackburn Rovers 2-1.

Hull City beat Bolton Wanderers 1-0 while Birmingham City and Stoke City ended 0-0 - the first draw of the new Premier League season.

In Germany, two first-half goals led promoted Mainz 05 to a surprise 2-1 victory over Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga yesterday.

Bayern is still looking for its first win under new coach Louis van Gaal and is down in 12th place with two points from three matches.

Host Mainz took the lead through Austrian Andreas Ivanschitz in the 25th minute before adding a second goal with an Aristide Bance header 12 minutes later. Bayern pulled one back two minutes after the restart with an own-goal from Nikolce Noveski.

Bayer Leverkusen took over at the top on goal difference after a 5-0 drubbing of promoted Freiburg. Schalke 04 is second following a 0-0 draw at Hoffenheim on Friday.


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