Champions Manchester United suffer shock loss at Burnley

19 August 2009 01:47
Burnley celebrated their first home match in the top division for 33 years with a shock 1-0 victory over champions Manchester United at Turf Moor on Wednesday.

Robbie Blake's smart volley from outside the box in the first half prove gave Burnley a memorable victory after United's Michael Carrick saw his penalty well saved by Brian Jensen just before the break.

Michael Owen, partnering Wayne Rooney in a disappointing United attack, was replaced after the hour by Dimitar Berbatov but their attempts for an equaliser were stopped by an inspired Jensen.

Elsewhere, a Jermain Defoe hat-trick helped Tottenham Hotspur to a 5-1 victory at Hull City to make it two wins from two, while Birmingham City beat Portsmouth 1-0.

Liverpool's match at home to Stoke City started at 1900GMT.

(Reporting by Neil Maidment; Editing by Kevin Fylan)

Source: Eurosport