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Result: Manchester United 8-2 Arsenal

Wayne Rooney scores a hat-trick as Manchester United beat Arsenal 8-2 to go top of the Premier League.

Wayne Rooney scored a hat-trick that included two free-kicks as Manchester United beat Arsenal 8-2 to top the Premier League on goal difference.

Ashley Young also scored a brace as the Red Devils ran riot at Old Trafford.

Danny Welbeck gave United the lead in the 22nd minute, looping a header over Wojciech Szczesny in the Arsenal goal, before having to go off with a hamstring injury.

Gunners striker Robin van Persie then saw his penalty saved by David de Gea after Theo Walcott was brought down by Jonny Evans.

Young made the visitors pay six minutes later, curling an effort into the far corner from outside the area.

It was three before half-time when Rooney bent a free-kick over the wall and into the top corner.

Arsenal pulled a goal back in first-half injury-time when Walcott fired through de Gea's legs.

After the interval, Rooney sent Szcezny the wrong way with his second free-kick of the match, before setting up the fifth.

His pass went through Laurent Koscielny's legs to Nani, who chipped the ball over the keeper.

Substiute Park Ji-Sung made it six before van Persie scored Arsenal's second.

Arsenal have now had a player sent off in each Premier League game this season after Carl Jenkinson received a second yellow for a challenge on substitute Javier Hernandez.

Rooney completed his hat-trick from the spot after Walcott was adjudged to have brought down Evra.

It was eight when Young scored a similar effort to his first in stoppage-time.

United lead the table after three games, while Arsenal sit just above the relegation zone, in 17th.

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Friday's key events

· The athletics schedule begins, with 100m sprinter Dina Asher-Smith among the names in action on the opening day. The men's 10,000m final concludes the action, with Team GB's Sam Atkin and Marc Scott taking part in the absence of 2012 and 2016 champion Sir Mo Farah (1am-2.30pm)

· Victoria Thornley is Team GB's representative in the women's single sculls final (1.33am)
· Great Britain will be going for gold in the men's eight final (2.25am)

· Team GB duo Molly Renshaw and Abbie Wood take part in the women's 200m breaststroke final, but new Olympic record-holder Tatjana Schoenmaker of South Africa is the hot favourite (2.41am)
· Luke Greenbank has very realistic ambitions of picking up a medal in the men's 200m backstroke final (2.50am)
· There is also British representation in the women's 100m freestyle final, although any medal for Anna Hopkin would be a surprise (2.59am)
· With one gold and one silver already under his belt at these Games, Duncan Scott goes again in the men's 200m individual medley final (3.16am)

· Bryony Page will be looking to repeat her 2016 heroics in the women's event (5am-7.30pm)

· Bradley Forbes-Cryans will be looking to emulate Rio gold medallist Joe Clarke in the men's kayak event (6am-9am)

· The women's tournament enters the quarter-finals, with Great Britain facing Australia at the Ibaraki Kashima Stadium (10am)

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