English Premier League: Rooney out, Van Persie strikes for Red Devils
On a day that brought joy and despair to Manchester United fans, a look at how the action unfolded.
On a day that brought joy and despair to Manchester United fans, a look at how the action unfolded. (AFP Photos)
Robin Van Persie came to the party as he found the back of the net against Fulham and played an important part in Manchester United's 3-2 victory to get their first points on the table.
But the victory had a price as Wayne Rooney injured his knee that now keeps him out of action for a month which is a big blow to the Red Devils.
Eden Hazard showed his value to Chelsea as he found the back of the net to break the deadlock in their clash against Newcastle United.
Fernando Torres buried Newcastle further when his strike ensured a 2-0 win for the Blues. Surely a sign for things to come.
John Morrison rescued a point for West Brom as his last minute equaliser ensured a draw over Tottenham Hotspur after Benoît Assou-Ekotto's goal had put the Spurs ahead.
Wigan Athletic's Franco Di Santo (L) celebrates scoring the opening goal in their 2-0 victory over Southampton to have a good start to the new season.
Everton proved that the 1-0 win over Manchester United was no fluke as they thrashed Aston Villa 3-1. Marouane Fellaini seen here celebrating Everton's second goal.