Chelsea limp to win, United canter

Manchester United notched up a clinical 2-0 win against Tottenham Hotspur. Nemanja Vidic put United ahead in the 30th minute and Nani added the second goal in the 83rd minute to complete a fine win.

While the London duo were celebrating, there was a second successive defeat for Manchester City as they went down 2-1 at Wolverhampton Wanderers.  Everton beat Stoke City 1-0 with Aiyegbeni Yakubu's first goal of the season and Fulham defeated Wigan Athletic 2-0 with two goals for Clint Dempsey.
Blackburn were well on top of a lacklustre Chelsea in the early stages and, after Petr Cech had made two good saves, took a deserved lead through Benjani Mwaruwari after 21 minutes. Chelsea replied in a rare attack when Didier Drogba cushioned a header into the path of Nicolas Anelka who levelled six minutes before halftime.

Chelsea, held 1-1 by Blackburn last season, awoke from their torpor after the break but struggled to create chances until Yuri Zhirkov's pinpoint cross was headed home by Serbian defender Ivanovic, who was about to be substituted.
Arsenal dominated possession at the Emirates but after substitute Theo Walcott's shot rebounded from a post into the arms of goalkeeper Rob Green they must have thought their luck was out.  With two minutes to go, however, Gael Clichy crossed for Song to nod in his third goal in a week. Manchester City were all over Wolves initially but had only a 23rd-minute Emmanuel Adebayor penalty to show for their dominance and they were punished for their profligacy when Nenad Milijas blasted in from the edge of the box seven minutes later. Poor City defending allowed midfielder David Edwards to force Wolves 2-1 up after 57 minutes and in a frantic last 30 minutes it was the Midlands side who came closest to further goals.

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