Antonio ValenciaImage: Source

Not a brilliant performance from the Red Devils, but they’re back on top, taking advantage of Chelsea’s loss a Villa Park. A fluke own goal from Zat Knight put Fergie’s boys on top, and Antonio’s Valencia easy strike put the 3 points in the vault. Bolton did manage a goal after a big mistake in United’s defense, but they were far from equal and deserving of a point from Old Trafford. United have the visit to Anfield next week, which will be a live or die game for Liverpool, but Ferguson and his gang would love to end Rafa’s title hopes this early in the season.

Zat Knight (own goal), 5th minute

Antonio Valencia, 33rd minute

Matthew Taylor, 75th minute

Aston Villa – Chelsea

Sunderland – Liverpool