Scholes scores in 700th United match as City held by Stoke
LONDON (AFP) - Manchester United veteran Paul Scholes marked his 700th appearance for the club with a goal in a 4-0 Premier League win over Wigan on Saturday as champions Manchester City were held to a 1-1 draw by Stoke.
Elsewhere, Arsenal thrashed bottom of the table Southampton 6-1 to leave the promoted Saints still searching for their first points of the season.
At Old Trafford, Scholes got the ball rolling for United before debutants, Alex Buttner and Nick Powell, completed the scoring as the home side went second in the table, a point behind Chelsea who were held 0-0 by Queens Park Rangers.
United missed the chance to take an early lead when Wigan's Ali Al Habsi saved Javier Hernandez's weak penalty.