The premier league is back in action and after dropping some big bucks in the transfer market, all teams are looking to make a run for the best spot possible. So how did they all fare, first day in?
Let’s take a look at the games that got us talking in gameweek one.
The Premier League Thriller: LIVERPOOL vs LEEDS UNITED
The last year’s premier league champions faced off with the champions of the EFL Championship, and what a game it was.
Mohamed Salah scored within the first five minutes from the spot to give Liverpool the lead as expected but Leeds United did not give up. They came back three times from behind to level with Klopps men till it was finally another penalty kick in the closing minutes of the game that helped the Reds snatch their first victory.
The Premier League Surprise – SPURS vs EVERTON
If you are Jose Mourinho you can’t help but be disappointed. The toffees managed to snatch a rare victory against the Spurs as the Spurs defense looked all but beaten senseless. Richarlison de Andrade and Dominic Calvert-Lewin threatened the goalkeeper more often than should be allowed and the spurs defense was lack lustrous. The single goal came in the 55th minute by an assist from the Frenchman Lucas Digne and a brilliant header by Lewin.
The Expected Spanish Inquisition: FULHAM vs ARSENAL
Fulham was bought to an awakening of how things are done in the top tier of the English league. Mikel Arteta’s men showed no respite scoring thrice in the second half. With Willian, an added bonus Arsenal looks pretty complete this season. The goals came from Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as was expected. But the debutant Gabriel dos Santos Magalhães from Brazil got a fine start with a goal to his Arsenal career too.
The Fox Went Hunting: LEICESTER vs WEST BROM
The foxes once again hit the nail on the head. Jamie Vardy managed to score twice from the spot while the debutant Timothy Castagne got a goal too. Leicester outplayed their opponents grabbing a thumping 3 – 0 victory.
The Rest Of The Pack
The remaining games turned out in a pretty mortal form as would have been expected .
SHEFIELD UNITED ( 0 ) – ( 2 ) WOLVES
BRIGHTON ( 1 ) – ( 3 ) CHELSEA
WEST HAM ( 0 ) – ( 2 ) NEWCASTLE
CRYSTAL PALACE ( 1 ) – (0) SOUTHAMPTON
So which games did you find the most enthralling? What club are you backing? What are your predictions for the upcoming matches?
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