The Premier League kicked off with Liverpool against the newly promoted Norwich.

The Reds began where they left off by dominating the first half and scoring 4 goals with Mohamed Salah, Virgil van Dijk and Divock Origi.

But the home side’s goalkeeper Alisson Becker was forced off in the first half after injuring his calf, therefore, Liverpool’s new goalkeeper signing Adrian will more likely play in goal for the next few games.

Norwich played fearlessly and was rewarded in the 64th minute with Teemu Pukki slotting the ball passed Adrian to give the Canaries their first goal in the Premier League.

Premier League champions, Manchester City played West Ham with Virtual Assistant Referee (VAR) coming into assistance three times including a disallowed goal and a retake of a penalty for Manchester City. Nonetheless, Raheem Sterling scored the first hattrick of the season with Jesus and Sergio Aguero helping City to win 5-0 away from home.

Tottenham Hotspur was saved from embarrassment after newly promoted Aston Villa’s John McGinn scored in the 9th minute but Spurs new boy Tanguy Ndombele equalised in the 73rd minute with a powerful shot outside the box. However, Spurs talisman Harry Kane scored twice in the last 10 minutes to give Spurs their first win of the campaign.

On the other hand, the Championship winners, Sheffield United secured their first point in the top flight football in 12 years against Bournemouth after Billy Sharp equalising in the 88th minute.

Everton’s Morgan Schneiderlin picked up two yellow cards to receive the first send off of the season in a goalless game against Crystal Palace. While Wolves was disallowed a goal due to VAR to end the game goalless against Leicester City. Burnley defeated Southampton with three second-half goals after a cagey first half.

Arsenal surprisingly started with a weaker XI with youngsters like Reiss Nelson and Joe Willock in midfield and the new summer signings, Dani Ceballos and Nicolas Pépé being subbed on in the second half. But last year’s joint top scorer, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored the only goal in the 58th minute.

Manchester United hosted Chelsea in the final game of the week with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer starting summer mega signing Harry Maguire in defence and Anthony Martial in his new number 9 shirt.

Frank Lampard’s first Premier League game in charge of Chelsea started off terrible with Kurtis Zouma giving away a needless penalty to allow Marcus Rashford to score in the 18th minute but Chelsea came close twice hitting the bar before Anthony Martial doubled Manchester United’s score in the 65th minute.

Chelsea’s defence broke down when Marcus Rashford scored another goal within two minutes and new United signing Daniel James scoring on his debut to end the game 4-0.

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