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Man United clip Arsenal

Published:Sunday | November 23, 2014 | 12:00 AM
Chelsea's Diego Costa AP

LONDON (AP):Manchester United inflicted Arsenal's first Premier League home loss in 15 months yesterday in a 2-1 victory that propelled the fallen power into the top four for the first time under Louis van Gaal after a faltering start.

After failing to score during their first-half supremacy, Arsenal capitulated with defender Kieran Gibbs scoring an own goal and Wayne Rooney netting for United. Olivier Giroud's goal was too late to prevent United winning away in the league for the first time this season, sending Arsenal tumbling to eighth in its worst start for 32 years.

Chelsea, though, maintained its firm grip on top spot with a serene 2-0 victory over West Bromwich Albion secured by Diego Costa and Eden Hazard.

City remain eight points back in third place - five ahead of United - after being forced to come from behind against Swansea. Stevan Jovetic cancelled out Wilfried Bony's opener for Swansea before Yaya Toure clinched the champions' 2-1 win in the second half.

Newcastle's resurgence after a woeful start to the season continued with a fifth straight league win. Moussa Sissoko scored in the 1-0 victory over Queens Park Rangers which has left Newcastle fifth while the London club went bottom.