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Champions Manchester United suffer shock loss at Burnley

19 Aug 2009 13:47:00

Champions Manchester United suffer shock loss at Burnley

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)


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