Manchester United’s Robin Van Persie celebrates scoring his team’s second against Wigan Athletic at Wembley Stadium. Photograph: Eddie Keogh/Reuters

Manchester United 2 Wigan Athletic 0: Robin van Persie restored order to Manchester United’s troubled pre-season by grabbing the goals that brought(...)

Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio celebrates the winner at the Stadium of Light. Photograph: Getty Images

The relegation woes of all three teams at the bottom of the Barclays Premier League intensified as they all suffered defeats on Saturday. (...)

Gabby Agbonlahor scores against Reading for Aston Villa. Photograph: Paul Hackett/Reuters

Premier League round-up: Aston Villa and QPR picked up victories on a crucial day for the sides near the bottom of the Premier League table. (...)