Manchester United's Robin van Persie (right) helped the Premier League leaders beat Liverpool 2-1 on Sunday while second-placed Manchester City secured their first league win at Arsenal in 38 years, beating them 2-0.
Premier League leaders Manchester United and second-placed champions Manchester City put former English heavyweights Liverpool and Arsenal firmly in their place on Sunday with United's Robin van Persie (right) again on song.
United sealed a needlessly nervy 2-1 home win over eighth-placed Liverpool to maintain their seven-point lead after van Persie with a goal and Patrice Evra with two assists put rival Luis Suarez in the shade.
In contrast, the game in London was never in doubt with City winning 2-0 for their first league win at Arsenal in 38 years.
City were given a helping hand by the 10th-minute dismissal of Arsenal's Laurent Koscielny for wrestling Edin Dzeko to the ground before James Milner and Dzeko netted before the break.
Date created : 2013-01-13