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Paul Pogba scores first Manchester United goal, Mesut Ozil helps Arsenal demolish Chelsea

In other matches, Liverpool thumped Hull City 5-1, Pep Guardiola's Manchester City sailed through the Swansea City challenge as Sergio Aguero scored twice. And Tottenham Hotspur secured a narrow 2-1 win against Middlesbrough

Prabhjeet Singh Sethi 25 September 2016, 7:03 PM

Paul Pogba and Jesse Lingard celebrate after Pogba scored Manchester United's fourth goal of the match against Leicester City Image: AFP

The moment when Pogba scored his first Manchester United goal. This is into the history books already. Image: AFP

Mesut Ozil vies for the ball against Chelsea's Willian and N'Golo Kante. Image: AFP

Arsenal next face Manchester City in the Premier League Image: AFP

Kevin De Bruyne during a tackle against Swansea defender Mike van der Hoorn. Pep Guardiola is deeply concerned about KDB's hamstring injury Image: AFP

Sergio Aguero takes a penalty during the game against Swansea. This was Man City's sixth win on the trot. Image: AFP

Adam Lallana is congratulated by teammates after scoring the opener for Liverpool against Hull City Image: AFP

Jose Mourinho might finally have found the way to stop Manchester United being eclipsed by City this season — drop Wayne Rooney. And by reeling off a sixth successive English Premier League victory on Saturday, Manchester City underlined just how formidable it is under Pep Guardiola.

Having fended off mounting criticism of his captain, Mourinho left Rooney on the bench and the reward was a 4-1 victory over champion Leicester. "You prefer always to ask why somebody is not playing," Mourinho said. "Sometimes when I read you, I feel I know nothing about football. But there is one thing I know, the rules of the game. And I can only start with 11, until somebody tells me there is a change in that."

United's win ensured City, with a 3-1 victory at Swansea, couldn't pull farther away from Mourinho's side, which is six points behind its neighbour. The most impressive performance of the day came from Arsenal, which marked the 20th anniversary of Arsene Wenger's appointment by ruthlessly beating Chelsea 3-0.

"It was one of these moments in your life as a manager when you think 'OK, today is a great day,'" Wenger said. The day's biggest scorer was Liverpool, which routed Hull 5-1, while Tottenham was second after winning 2-1 at Middlesbrough.

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 league win over Chelsea in five years. Chelsea hadn't even conceded a league goal to Arsenal since January 2013 before this capitulation.

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(With inputs from AP)

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