Robin van Persie scored his first Manchester United goal on his home debut and first start for the club as the Red Devils came from behind to beat Fulham at Old Trafford.
United’s hard fort victory was somewhat overshadowed by a nasty looking injury to substitute Wayne Rooney who is likely to miss four weeks of football with a gash to his upper leg.
Another United summer signing Shinji Kagawa also got on the scoresheet as Fulham pushed Sir Alex Ferguson’s side all the way to their first points of the season with Rafael grabbing the winner after Fulham goals from Damien Duff and Nemanja Vidic (O.G)..
Chelsea remained top of the league after another impressive display, this time at home to Newcastle as they comfortably beat Alan Pardew’s side 2-0 thanks to an Eden Hazard penalty and a Fernando Torres toe-poke.
Chelsea now have three wins from three, but Swansea ensured they finished the first seven days of the season having two wins from two as they thrashed West Ham 3-0 at the Liberty Stadium as Sam Allardyce’s side fell apart defensively, gifting Angel Rangel, Michu and Danny Graham basic goals to keep the Swans’ 100% record going.
Tottenham were pegged back by a last minute James Morrison equaliser as West Brom left White Hart Lane with a share of the points after Benoit Assou-Ekotto had put Spurs in front with just 15 minutes to go.
Southampton remain pointless as they lost a crucial home game with Wigan by two goals to nil thanks to second half goals from Franco Di Santo and Arouna Kone for the visitors at St Mary’s.
Norwich and QPR shared the points at Carrow Road after both sides lost 5-0 on the opening day of the season. Goals from Simeon Jackson and Bobby Zamora cancelled each other out as both teams got off the mark for the season.
Everton maintained their 100% record as they won away at Aston Villa, putting more pressure on new Villa boss Paul Lambert after two defeats in two. Steven Pienaar, Marouane Fellaini and Nikica Jelavic grabbed the goals for the visitors with Villa’s first goal of the season via Karim El Ahmadi simply a conciliation.
Sunderland’s home game with Reading was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.