Impressive Arsenal blank Chelsea

first_img DEFENSIVE FRAILTIES LONDON (AP): By reeling off a sixth successive English Premier League victory on Saturday, Manchester City underlined just how formidable they are under Pep Guardiola. But Jose Mourinho might finally have found the way to stop Manchester United being eclipsed by City this season – drop Wayne Rooney. Having fended off mounting criticism of his captain, Mourinho left Rooney on the bench, and the reward was a 4-1 victory over champions Leicester. It ensured City, with a 3-1 victory at Swansea, couldn’t pull further away from United, who are six points behind their neighbours. The most impressive performance of the day came from Arsenal, who marked the 20th anniversary of Arsene Wenger’s appointment by ruthlessly beating Chelsea 3-0. The day’s biggest scorers were Liverpool, who routed Hull 5-1, while Tottenham are second after winning 2-1 at Middlesbrough. Man United’s goals all came in a sparkling first-half display. Juan Mata – Rooney’s replacement in the No. 10 role – Marcus Rashford, and Paul Pogba scored in a rampant five-minute spell. United took the lead through Chris Smalling, the captain in place of Rooney. United ended a run of two straight league defeats, but Leicester have lost three of its opening six games, as many as in their 38-game title-winning campaign last season. Back from suspension and immediately back in the goals, Sergio Aguero scored twice to take his tally to 11 in six games. Raheem Sterling grabbed the other goal for City and the only blot was the sight of playmaker Kevin De Bruyne limping off late on with an apparent hamstring injury. Chelsea’s defensive frailties were exposed as Antonio Conte’s team was left with one point from three league games in September. Alexis Sanchez, Theo Walcott and Mesut Ozil provided the goals in the first half that gave the Gunners their first win over Chelsea in five years. Chelsea hadn’t even conceded a league goal to Arsenal since January 2013 before this capitulation. Results: Manchester United 4 Leicester 1; Swansea 1 Manchester City 3; Arsenal 3 Chelsea 0; Liverpool 5 Hull 1; Middlesbrough 1 Tottenham 2; Bournemouth 1 Everton 0; Sunderland 2 Crystal Palace 3; Stoke 1 West Brom 1.last_img read more

Women’s top 25: Tar Heels sting Yellow Jackets

first_img 23!BYU 60, at Wyoming 44 Ambrosia Anderson scored 14 points and pulled down nine rebounds for the Cougars. BYU (13-1, 4-0 Mountain West Conference) held the Cowgirls (12-4, 2-3) to a season-low 21.6 percent shooting. Lauren Riley added a career-high 14 points for BYU. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card Texas A&M 49 Sophia Young scored 28 points and Abiola Wabara added 10 points and 11 rebounds to lead Baylor (13-2, 3-2 Big 12) to the victory over Texas A&M (14-4, 3-2). Takia led A&M with 16 points and A’Quonesia Franklin added 10. at 17 Oklahoma 63, Texas Tech 57 Freshman center Courtney Paris had her 10th straight double-double, finishing with 17 points and 19 rebounds for the Sooners (14-4, 4-0 Big 12). Texas Tech (7-8, 2-2) was without head coach Marsha Sharp, who was briefly hospitalized earlier in the day after suffering flu-like symptoms during a shootaround. Elana Larkins scored 22 points, including 14-for-14 free-throw shooting, and Ivory Latta had 17 points for the Tar Heels (17-0, 4-0 ACC). Janie Mitchell and Jill Ingram each scored 12 points to lead Georgia Tech (11-6, 0-4). at 8 Baylor 60, center_img at 4 North Carolina 85, Georgia Tech 56 last_img read more