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Last Updated: Sunday October 21 2007 17:23 GMT

Man United ease to Villa victory

Manchester United players celebrate

Manchester United eased their way to a 4-1 win over Aston Villa, thanks in part to two goals by Wayne Rooney.

Gabriel Agbonlahor headed Villa into an early lead, but Rooney netted two shots to put United ahead before an own goal by Craig Gardner gave them their third.

Villa then saw Nigel Reo-Coker and keeper Scott Carson sent off after the break before Ryan Giggs gave United their fourth goal to seal the win.

Elsewhere, Sunderland lost 3-1 away to West Ham at Upton Park.

Other Premier League results
Everton 1-2 Liverpool
Blackburn 4-2 Reading
Fulham 0-0 Derby
Middlesbrough 0-2 Chelsea
Wigan 0-2 Portsmouth
Carlton Cole opened the scoresheet for the Hammers, but Kenwyne Jones equalised with a firm header after the break.

An unfortunate own goal by Sunderland keeper Craig Gordon gave the home side a boost to go 2-1 up, before Craig Bellamy scored the third during injury time.

On Saturday, Manchester City scored their sixth home win in a row with a 1-0 victory over Birmingham City, thanks to a left-footed shot from Brazilian Elano.

Arsenal players celebrate their first goals
Arsenal's win keeps them top of the Premier League
But it's Arsenal who are riding high at the top of the table, thanks to a 2-0 triumph over a battling Bolton.

They were made to work for their victory, with Bolton defenders putting up a strong fight before Kolo Toure and Tomas Rosicky found the back of the net in the second half.

The win means Arsenal still have a 100% home record, but Bolton are left lingering at the bottom of the table following the departure of boss Sammy Lee earlier this week.



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