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Liverpool blow Norwich away
Norwich City 0
Scorers: Jota 26′, Firmino 65′, Salah 73′
Liverpool got their season off to the best possible start as they beat newly-promoted Norwich 3-0 at Carrow Road
An even start to the game saw both sides enjoy spells of possession but it was Liverpool who went closest to scoring as Diogo Jota had his header tipped over the bar by Tim Krul.
The Canaries were clearly up for a fight though and almost got a goal of their own soon after as Teemu Pukki’s effort was saved by Allison.
Liverpool pushed forward again however and did get their goal on 26 minutes as Jota pounced on a poor Mohamed Salah touch and poked home.
After the break Jürgen Klopp’s men almost doubled their advantage as Sadio Mané went close but had his effort blocked by Ben Gibson.
They did eventually get their second however as Salah squared to Roberto Firmino who tapped into an empty net and then grabbed a third through the Egyptian soon after.
Brighton come from behind to shock Burnley
Brighton & Hove Albion 2
Scorers: Tarkowski 2′; Maupay 73′, Mac Allister 78′
Brighton were poor for the most part at Turf Moor but came away with all three points courtesy of a second half comeback.
Burnley took the lead after just two minutes when James Tarkowski headed home from a corner. After a VAR review, the goal was allowed to stand despite what appeared to be a push.
But the Seagulls equalised against the run of play in the 73rd minute when Neal Maupay tapped in at the back post.
And five minutes later Graham Potter’s side turned the game completely on its head when Alexis Mac Allister put them 2-1 up.
Chelsea give Vieira a baptism of fire
Crystal Palace 0
Scorers: Alonso 27′, Pulisic 40′, Chalobah 58′
Chelsea kicked off their season with a comfortable victory over Patrick Vieira’s Crystal Palace.
The Bluess took the lead mid-way through the first half when Marcos Alonso whipped a trademark free-kick into the top corner.
Christian Pulisic then doubled their lead five minutes before half-time when he crashed an effort in off the underside of the crossbar.
Into the second half and the Blues went 3-0 up, when surprise starter Trevoh Chalobah rattled a brilliant effort in off the post from 25-yards out.
Toffees come from behind to sink Saints
Scorers: Richarlison 47′, Doucouré 76′, Calvert-Lewin 81′; Armstrong 22′
Rafael Benítez made a winning start as Everton boss thanks to an inspired second half comeback against Southampton.
New Southampton signing Adam Armstrong wasted no time opening his account for his new club when he buried an effort past Jordan Pickford into the top corner after an error from Everton’s Michael Keane.
But the Toffees equalised early in the second half when Olympic gold medalist Richarlison volleyed into the top corner.
And with 14 minutes remaining, Abdoulaye Doucouré smashed in at the near post to put the hosts 2-1 up.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin then opened his account for the season when he scored from Richarlison’s cross for 3-1.
Vardy parties as Leicester beat Wolves
Leicester City 1
Scorers: Vardy 41′
Leicester made a winning start to the new campaign with a narrow victory over Bruno Lage’s Wolves.
Jamie Vardy had the ball in the net for Leicester in the first half but the goal was disallowed for a clear offside.
But Vardy did score a legitimate goal to open the scoring before half-time, just moments after Adama Traoré had missed a great chance to score for Wolves at the other end.
Wolves thought they’d equalised late on when Raúl Jiménez found the net, but his goal was ruled out for offside.
Hornets sting Villa on top-flight return
Aston Villa 2
Scorers: Dennis 10′, Sarr 42′, Hernández 67′; McGinn 70′, Ings (P) 90+7′
Watford stunned Aston Villa with an impressive display on their return to the Premier League.
The newly promoted Hornets took an early lead at Vicarage Road courtesy of summer signing Emmanuel Dennis.
Just before half-time it was 2-0, when Ismaïla Sarr capped a brilliant first half performance with a goal.
Villa’s afternoon went from bad to worse when substitute Cucho Hernández put the hosts 3-0 up in the 67th minute.
John McGinn did then pull a goal back for the visitors after being set up by new signing Leon Bailey.
Danny Ings scored a debut goal for Villa from the penalty spot late on, but it wasn’t enough to salvage a point.
From earlier …
Bruno and Pogba on fire as Manchester United thrash Leeds
Manchester United 5
Leeds United 1
Scorers: Fernandes 31′, 54′, 60′, Greenwood 52′, Fred 68′; Ayling 49′
Bruno Fernandes hit a hat-trick and Paul Pogba provided four assists as Manchester United ran riot with a 5-1 win over Leeds United in their season opener.
The hosts drew first blood after half an hour when Pogba picked out Fernandes with a fine pass and he squirmed his strike under Illan Meslier.
Luke Ayling levelled for Leeds shortly after the interval with a fantastic hit from range but two goals in as many minutes quickly put the game beyond Marcelo Bielsa’s men, with Pogba pulling the strings.
Another incredibly weighted pass from the Frenchman played Mason Greenwood in and he finished superbly off the post before Pogba completed his hat-trick of assists to tee up Fernandes again.
The Portuguese then claimed a hat-trick of the scoring variety when he beat the offside trap to latch onto a Victor Lindelöf through ball and finish emphatically before Pogba wrapped things up with his fourth assist to tee up Fred to sweep home and make it a memorable return for fans at a packed Old Trafford.
So much so, that a Jadon Sancho debut off the bench and presentation of Raphaël Varane before kick-off quickly faded into the background