Manchester United pummel Tottenham


Spurs, who had won their first four games of the season, went ahead with an athletic strike from Jermain Defoe in the first minute. United recovered well, however, levelling through Ryan Giggs and taking a deserved lead late in the first half with Anderson's first goal for the club.

United had midfielder Paul Scholes sent off for a second booking after an hour but remained the more dangerous side and wrapped up a terrific win with a length-of-the field counter-attack superbly finished by Wayne Rooney.

Chelsea maintained their perfect record with their fifth win but needed a last-minute Florent Malouda goal for a 2-1 victory at Stoke City.

Yossi Benayoun scored a hat-trick as Liverpool ended their sticky run by thrashing Burnley 4-0 at Anfield. The results take Chelsea to 15 points with Manchester United, Manchester City and Spurs all on 12.

Gabriel Agbonlahor's late header gave Aston Villa a 1-0 away win at Birmingham City on Sunday.

Real, Barca score

Cristiano Ronaldo came off the bench to seal a 3-0 win for Real Madrid away to Espanyol in La Liga on Saturday, while Zlatan Ibrahimovic inspired a 2-0 win for Barcelona at Getafe.

Esteban Granero struck to give Real the lead just before the break, Guti made it 2-0 in the 77th minute and Ronaldo wrapped up the victory in added time.

Barcelona had earlier got their second win from two when Ibrahimovic made up for a glaring miss in the first half by scoring one and creating the clinching second for Lionel Messi.

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