LONDON — Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney led Manchester United to a convincing 3-1 victory at Fulham and their teams first back-to-back wins in the Premier League under coach David Moyes on Saturday. Goals from Antonio Valencia, Van Persie and Rooney put the game beyond Fulhams reach with just over 20 minutes on the clock at Craven Cottage. After a series of knocks and perhaps an eye on Tuesdays Champions League game with Real Socieded, the commanding lead also allowed Moyes to make wholesale changes at halftime — with Rafael, Jonny Evans and Tom Cleverley being replaced by Chris Smalling, Shinji Kagawa and Marouane Fellaini. Alexander Kacaniklic pulled a goal back for Fulham with a shot that deflected in off Rooney in the 65th minute. But there was little prospect of a comeback in a game that will keep the pressure on Fulham manager Martin Jol, whose side was beaten by second-tier Leicester in the League Cup in midweek. For Moyes, it was an encouraging fourth consecutive win in all competitions. United spent the early stages looking clumsy — but not quite as ponderous as Fulhams Swiss defender Philippe Senderos. A through ball from Van Persie caught out the centre-back and found Rooney, whose squared ball from the left was directed home by Valencia. The hosts soon hit back and only a fine challenge by Rafael denied them the chance of an equalizer. Scott Parker sent a superb ball to former United striker Dimitar Berbatov, only for the Brazilian right-back to thwart the Bulgarian as he prepared to pull the trigger. Fulham duly paid for the missed opportunity. Parker looked to have been fouled by Adnan Januzaj but the referee allowed play to continue. The teenager played through Van Persie and, despite looking to have been offside, continued to lash the ball past countryman Maarten Stekelenburg. Two minutes later, United moved even further ahead. This time Fernando Amorebieta was the guilty offender, with Van Persie getting behind his man and squaring for Rooney to slot home from close range. Fulham looked rejuvenated after the restart, with Pajtim Kasami drilling a shot just wide as the Whites pushed for a goal that came in the 65th minute. After Fellaini headed into the side-netting at the other end, Kacaniklic, four minutes after coming on, saw his strike from the edge of the box turned past David De Gea by Rooney. Januzaj saw a penalty appeal waved away seven minutes later, before Smalling headed away an effort from Berbatov. Kacaniklic scooped the ball over the top as the match entered the final 10 minutes, with chants of You dont know what youre doing from disgruntled Fulham aimed at Jol after he replaced Parker with Darren Bent. The on-loan striker soon hushed those fans up with a header that hit the crossbar, while Adel Taarabt forced De Gea into a late save and Kieran Richardson headed just wide. 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The Territories fell to 1-3. “Its good that its early in the week so hopefully both of us win the rest of our games,” he added. “Theyre obviously better,” Jamie said of the encounters with his brother. “Were going to have to play our best and hope for some breaks but its a fair battle.” Jamie Koe has represented the Territories four out of the last five years but when Kevin has been there he has always won the brother-vs.-brother tussle. Monday also saw New Brunswicks James Grattan score his first win this year against Greg Balsdon of Ontario 9-6. Grattan gave Stoughton a fight Sunday as well and said it felt good to get a monkey off his back with the win. “When we went to bed last night we felt pretty good about it,” he said of the Manitoba game. “The team in the last two games has really shown up.” He says getting used to the ice has been an issue. 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MacKenzie has already matched his combined record at his first two Brier appearances for Prince Edward Island , in 2011 and 2013. “Its definitely better than 0-5 or 0-6 like we were the last couple of times,” he said. “Id say being here the last three out of four years helps for sure, playing on arena ice a little more.” Saskatchewans Steve Laycock also sat at 3-1 after beating still winless Nova Scotia 5-3. “We kind of figured 3-1 or 4-0 was where wed want to be after this stretch because we do have some of the favourites coming up,” he said. 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