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Man City rolls on, downs Man U
August 20th, 2007 7AM

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[ENGLAND SCOREBOARD] Former English coach Sven-Goran Eriksson celebrated his straight third shutout as new coach of Manchester City in a 1-0 derby win over Manchester United. Last week, Eriksson lauded his Brazilian midfielder -- "I never had a player like Elano with England." On Sunday, Elano fed fellow Brazilian Geovanni, who scored the winner on a long-distance deflected shot for the win that means defending champion Manchester united has only two points from its first three games.

City's young Englishman Micah Richards shone for City in defense and thwarted Carlos Tevez. Man U was playing without injured Wayne Rooney and suspended Cristiano Ronaldo.

In the second half, United almost tied the score in the 47th when Vidic headed a corner from Ryan Giggs off the crossbar.

Liverpool tied Chelsea, 1-1. Fernando Torres gave Liverpool the lead before Frank Lampard equalized from the penalty spot.

Arsenal was held to a 1-1 to by Blackburn. Arsenal keeper Lens Lehmann made his second major blunder of the season, failing to catch a shot right at him from David Dunn.

Robin van Persie scored on a rebound after Blackburn's American keeper Brad Friedel parried a shot from Eduardo da Silva.

ENGLAND, Premier League Aug. 18-19/Day 3
Portsmouth 3 (Kanu 16, Utaka 30, Taylor 88, pen.) Bolton 1 (Anelka 13)
Birmingham City 0 West Ham United 1 (Noble 70 pen)
Wigan Athletic 3 (Heskey 19 Landzaat 62, pen., Sibierski 69, pen.) Sunderland 0
Fulham (McBride 16) 1 Middlesbrough (Mido 56, Cattermole 88)
Tottenham Hotspur 4 (Malbranque 2, 6 Jenas 14, Bent 79) Derby 0
Reading 1 (Hunt) Everton 0
Newcastle United 0 Aston Villa 0
Manchester City 1 (Geovanni 31) Manchester United 0
Blackburn Rovers 1 (Dunn 72) Arsenal 1 (van Persie 18)
Liverpool 1 (Torres 16) Chelsea (Lampard 62, pen.)



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