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Everton stuns Man U 1-0 in Premier League opener

Monday, August 20, 2012 | 5:04 PM    

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LIVERPOOL, England — Manchester United made a losing start to the Premier League season today, crashing to a 1-0 defeat at Everton.

Marouane Fellaini headed in a corner from former United midfielder Darron Gibson in the 57th minute to secure the victory over last season's runners up.

Tom Cleverley came closest to levelling, but his shot was cleared off the line by Everton defender Phil Jagielka.

Even the introduction of Robin van Persie, signed from Arsenal last week, failed to produce an equalizer against a lively Everton side.

The hosts were only prevented from going in front before Fellaini's goal by a string of fine saves by United goalkeeper David de Gea.

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