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PREMIER LEAGUE: Arsenal, Liverpool claim derby spoils

REDS GO TOP:Liverpool honored Bill Shankly in the best possible fashion when Daniel Sturridge scored against rivals Manchester United in the fourth minute

Reuters, LONDON

In a frenetic start Liverpool looked the more dangerous side, with Philippe Coutinho continuing his impressive start to life in the Premier League by causing problems down the left, while United struggled to impose any authority in the middle of the park, where Tom Cleverley and Ryan Giggs endured a difficult afternoon.

United stepped up their efforts after the break, but with Agger and Martin Skrtel strong in the Liverpool defense United’s best openings were limited to a ferocious strike by Portuguese substitute Nani, which was well blocked by Simon Mignolet, and a late chance for Robin van Persie, which he sent well wide.

“I thought we played really well,” Moyes said. “We had long periods of the game, but couldn’t score. Apart from the lapse in concentration for their goal, we played well.”

In the other early kickoff, Swansea City picked up their first points of the season with victory over West Bromwich Albion, who lie bottom of the table with a single point and no goals scored.

Ben Davies opened the scoring in the 22nd minute with a classy side-foot volley after being set up by Pablo Hernandez, who sealed all three points in the 83rd minute, capitalizing on good work by fellow Spaniard Michu.

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