Manchester clubs win to break clear in England

London: Manchester United won 1-0 at Swansea on an 11th-minute goal by Javier Hernandez, the third straight victory by that score for the Red Devils.

Manchester City also remained the only unbeaten team in the English Premier League this season, defeating Newcastle 3-1 Saturday to hand the visitors their first defeat.

Mario Balotelli converted a 41st-minute penalty kick, Micah Richards doubled the score in the 44th and Sergio Aguero made a penalty kick in the 72nd for City (11-0-1), which maintained a five-point lead over defending champion Manchester United (9-1-2). Dan Gosling scored in the 89th minute for third-place Newcastle (7-1-4), which is nine points off the lead.

Chelsea (7-3-1), which is 12 points back, hosts Liverpool (5-2-4) on Sunday.

Arsenal (7-4-1) rallied for a 2-1 win at Norwich (3-5-4) as Robin van Persie scored in the 26th and 59th minutes, overcoming a 16th-minute goal by Steve Morison. Van Persie leads the league with 13 in 12 games.

Wigan (1-8-3) was held to a 3-3 draw by next-to-last Blackburn (1-7-4). Bolton (3-9) also remained in the relegation zone after losing 2-1 at West Bromwich Albion (4-6-2).

Leighton Baines made a penalty kick, rallying Everton and American goalkeeper Tim Howard past Wolverhampton 2-1. Heidar Helguson`s two goals helped Queens Park Rangers to a 3-2 win at Stoke, and Sunderland and Fulham played to a 0-0 draw.

American Robbie Findley tied the score 1-1 in the 42nd minute as Nottingham Forest rallied to beat Ipswich 3-2 in the second-tier League Championship. Findley has five goals this season, including two in the league.

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