Manchester City faced a tricky trip to Wales to face Swansea just a few hours earlier and endured a tough 90 minutes. They did have numerous chances though but it was Swansea to score the only goal of the match to leave United 1 point clear at the end of the day. The 2 clubs play each other later on in the season which could become the match to decide the Championship.
Chelsea got off to a great start with life after AVB. Chelsea who are yet to employ a full time Manager to the vacant position, had a must win game at home to Stoke City and Drogba notched up his 100 premier league goal to become the first African player to do so in the Premier League as Chelsea won with the solitary goal 1-0.
In other weekend fixtures Aston Villa had a much need win over Fulham 1-0, Sunderland were too strong for Liverpool with a 1-0 win at the Stadium of Light whilst Norwich and Wigan played out a 1-1 draw. Everton upset Spurs with a 1-0 home win and Arsenal downed a defiant Newcastle 2-1 at the Emirates. In the two relegation 6 pointers, Bolton beat QPR 2-1 late on while Blackburn went 3 points clear of the drop zone with an impressive 2-0 win away at fellow strugglers Wolves.