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Premier League Weekly Round-Up: Week 1

Updated: Aug 25, 2021

Premier League Weekly Round-Up : Week 1 in the premier league was by no means a disappointment with goals galore and not a single goalless game. Marked with goal of the season contenders, stunning comebacks and shocking upsets, the highly anticipated return of the premier league lived up to all expectations.

1. Brentford Sting the Gunners : The first game of the new season was played between Arsenal and Brentford, the latter playing their first game in the premier league in 74 years after securing promotion from the championship. Last season was nothing but a disappointment for Arsenal as they finished a dismal 8th. Fans hoped for the beginning of a new chapter with huge money spent on Brighton centre back Ben White but they fell short of expectations yet again. Brentford winger Sergi Canos scored with a brilliant finish in a tight spot for the first and dismal defending left midfielder Christian Norgaard with an open goal for the second. A dream start for the Bees and last season woes for the Gunners. Final Score : Brentford 2- Arsenal 0

2. The Manchester United show : This game was utterly one sided and was run by the deadly duo of Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes. A hat trick of goals from Fernandes and 4 assists from Paul Pogba ensured an easy win for the Reds. Marquee signing Jadon Sancho was given his Manchester United debut. Goals by Mason Greenwood and Fred closed out the game. Manchester United propelled to the top of the table on goal difference. Final Score Manchester United 5 - Leeds 1

3. The Blues dominate Crystal Palace: With the momentum of winning the Super Cup, Chelsea controlled the game from the beginning in a dominant display. Marcos Alonso curled in a beautiful freekick to give Chelsea the lead followed by a deflected goal from Christian Pulisic. Debutant defender Trevor Chalobah scored a screamer from 30 yards out to secure the victory. A commanding win with lots of positives for Thomas Tuchel and his team. Final Score Chelsea 3- Crystal Palace 0

4. 5 Season Wonder: Mo Salah the supposed ‘One Season Wonder’ has broken the record for scoring in the first game of the season the most times consecutively. Liverpool were rampant in their game against Norwich City scoring thrice, with Diogo Jota, Roberto Firmino and Mo Salah getting on the scoresheet. Norwich had no answer for the attacking onslaught and were at the mercy of the Reds for the entire 90 minutes. Virgil Van Dijk’s return was marked with a clean sheet much to the delight of Liverpool fans the world over. Final Score Liverpool 3- Norwich City 0

5. Kaneless Spurs Triumphant over Pep’s Blues : Manchester City fielded a very strong side; the most expensive first eleven to play in the history of the game, whereas Tottenham fielded a particularly weak side, without any of their marquee signings and talisman Harry Kane. However this was not the problem for the North-London club as they successfully held Man City’s star studded attack at bay. Son Heung-Min curled in a beauty from just outside the box to give Spurs the lead early in the second half and Manchester City could never recover. The premier league's most expensive player Jack Grealish failed to influence the game and did not get an opportunity to show his quality. Final Score Tottenham Hotspur 1- Manchester City 0

Other Games of the Weekend :

Leicester City triumphed over the Wolverhampton Wanderers with Jamie Vardy scoring the only goal of the game. Final Score: Leicester 1- Wolves 0

Newly promoted Watford held off Aston Villa in a thrilling win to start their campaign on a high. Emmanuel Bonaventure Dennis was the hero for Watford, scoring one and assisting another. Final Score: Watford 3- Aston Villa 2

Everton came from behind to beat Southampton, who struggled without star striker Danny Ings. Goals from Richarlison, Abdoulaye Doucoure and Dominic Calvert-Lewin completed the comeback in a successful first game for new coach Rafa Benitez. Final Score: Everton 3- Southampton 1

Brighton scored two goals in quick succession to defeat Burnley who fizzled out after a bright first half. Neal Maupay and Alexis McAllister bagged the goals that won Brighton the game. Final Score: Brighton 2- Burnley 1

West Ham hammered 4 goals past Newcastle who fought till the very end but were unable to contain West Ham star striker Michael Antonio who scored one and assisted one, also winning a penalty for the Hammers. Newcastle winger Allan Saint Maximin was given the spotlight however his dazzling display was not enough for Newcastle to get the win. Final Score: West Ham 4- Newcastle 2

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