. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Own Goal Sets United On Track

LONDON -- Manchester United ended one of the worst spells in its history with a 1-0 victory as Arsene Wenger experienced his first defeat since taking over as Arsenal manager seven weeks ago.


After four defeats in five matches, United got back to its winning ways courtesy of an own-goal by defender Nigel Winterburn as the Old Trafford crowd -- criticized recently for being too quiet-- roared the champions to victory.


Newcastle stayed top of the table despite being held to a 1-1 draw by West Ham but they will be without both first-choice strikers for Tuesday's UEFA Cup game at Metz after Les Ferdinand joined Alan Shearer on the injury list with a depressed cheekbone.


Newcastle salvaged a point eight minutes from time when veteran striker Peter Beardsley's 200th league goal cancelled out Keith Rowland's first half opener.


Everton new boy Nick Barmby scored one goal and set up three while midfielder Gary Speed grabbed a hat-trick as the Merseysiders crushed Southampton 7-1.


Roy Evans welcomed Liverpool's 2-0 win over Leeds that saw it move into second but was still not totally happy with his side's performance.


The Reds wasted numerous chances as they were made to wait until the final seconds to make the game safe, with Steve McManaman adding to Neil Ruddock's 13th minute opener.


(For other results, see Scorecard.)