United and Arsenal find the back of the net

Updated: September 15, 2012

Manchester United veteran Paul Scholes marked his 700th appearance for the club with a goal in a 4-0 Premier League win over Wigan on Saturday as champions Manchester City were held to a 1-1 draw by Stoke.

Elsewhere, Arsenal thrashed bottom of the table Southampton 6-1 to leave the newly promoted Saints still searching for their first points of the season.

At Loftus Road, there was no pre-match handshake from Anton Ferdinand for Chelsea captain John Terry.

The match was the first between the clubs since since Chelsea and England defender Terry was found not guilty of using a racial slur against the Hoops’ Ferdinand in the corresponding fixture last October.

Terry is still the subject of a Football Association investigation over charges he has always denied.

The match ended goalless, with QPR duo Park Ji-Sung and Bobby Zamora both failing to make the most of good chances.

Aston Villa won their first league match under new manager Paul Lambert as they ended Swansea’s unbeaten start to the season with a 2-0 home win.

Former Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov scored twice as Fulham beat West Brom 3-0.

Norwich and West Ham shared the points in a goalless draw.

Sunderland are at home to Liverpool in Saturday’s late kick-off, Reading face Tottenham on Sunday and Everton play Newcastle on Monday.