Manchester City temporarily lead the Premier League this evening following their 3-0 victory over Wigan Athletic today. But just like last week, Manchester United went back on top hours later with a victory of greater margin.
Last week, Manchester City won 5-1 at Tottenham but were overshadowed by their bigger neighbours later that day when Manchester United thrashed Arsenal 8-2. Going back to last season when Manchester City won the FA Cup; their first major piece of silverware in 35 years, they had to settle for the small section in the news, as Manchester United claimed their record breaking 19th league title later that day.
Today, Sergio Aguero scored a hat trick in a game that Manchester City came through as expected as comfortable winners; 3-0 over Wigan Athletic in one of today’s 3pm kick offs.
In the evening TV game, it took Manchester United less than five minutes to take the lead when Javier Hernandez steered home Nani’s low cross at the near post, notably breaking free from Gary Cahill.
Wayne Rooney would go on to join an elite list alongside Les Ferdinand, Ian Wright and Dider Drogba, to score hat tricks in back-to-back Premier League games.
Rooney scored his first two in a 6 minute spell midway through the first half, both assisted by Phil Jones from the right wing.
Hernandez’s second came just before the hour before Wayne Rooney completed his hat trick ten minutes later thrashed home United’s fifth.
In doing so, Manchester United have now scored a record high 18 goals in the opening 4 Premier League games of the season. They lead Manchester City by 4 goals with both sides on a 100% record.
Elsewhere, Chelsea were 2-1 winners at Stamford Bridge. John Terry and Daniel Sturridge scoring the goals for the Blues. Arsenal picked up their first win of the season with Andrey Arshavin scoring the only goal at the Emirates in a victory over Swansea City. Rivals Tottenham Hotspur picked up their first points of the season with a 2-0 victory at Wolves with Emmanuel Adebayor scoring on his Premier League debut for the club – just like he did in his Arsenal and Manchester City debuts previously. Liverpool were beaten by a Jon Walters penalty at Stoke.
In terms of betting, it was a back-to-back 100% strike rates for Premiership Tips after laying Aston Villa and backing both Chelsea and Manchester United.