Liverpool, Arsenal claim narrow derby wins

Liverpool and Arsenal relied on goals from their in-form strikers to secure 1-0 home wins over their biggest rivals on Sunday, handing Manchester United and Tottenham their first defeats of the Premier League season.

Arsenal's manager Arsene Wenger reacts to their win against Tottenham Hotspur. AP

Arsenal's manager Arsene Wenger reacts to their win against Tottenham Hotspur. AP

England international Daniel Sturridge flicked in a fourth-minute header in Liverpool's gritty victory over United at Anfield, putting his team top of the standings on a maximum nine points.

France striker Olivier Giroud also grabbed his third goal in as many games, settling the north London derby at Emirates Stadium against a Tottenham side that has spent more than 100 million pounds this summer but still hasn't scored in open play.

Swansea won 2-0 at West Bromwich Albion in Sunday's other game thanks to goals by Ben Davies and Pablo Hernandez.

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