Premier League action is back in full force, no more of those preseason cash grabs filling the television. All the action started on Friday afternoon, American time, with Manchester United hosting a reinforced Leicester City.
Manchester United 2-1 Leicester City
God’s gift to the Premier League got off to a hot start with a victory against a Leicester team who in my opinion are gonna do very well this season. This performance by United was almost a surprise considering the amount of controversy clouding the club leading up to the season. The drama has since continued with Pogba’s tweet after the game.
This could be disheartening to read, it shows that he’s mostly being professional with a tinge of discontent. United fans will definitely be in their #pogfeelings.
Overall, the team didn’t play amazingly but Pogba scored a great penalty, and Shaw scored his first pro goal for United. The people who needed to score, did.
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Tottenham scraped past a surprisingly good Newcastle, unfortunately American fullback and Seattle hero Deandre Yedlin left with a bad knee injury, score: 1-2.
Bournemouth comfortably beat Cardiff City, the only promoted side to not have huge signings entering their Premier League campaign, 2-0.
American team abroad Fulham FC went down to Crystal Palace, a game that was closer than the score suggests, but they will need to bounce back to justify their signings, 0-2.
Huddersfield were victim to a new look Chelsea team under the direction of Sarri. Jorginho, the player Sarri brought from his former club Napoli,looked great and while Sarri’s tactics may take awhile to catch on this is a great start. Huddersfield are definitely contenders for relegation this season, but this shouldn’t discourage them too much.
Watford beats Brighton 2-0, nothing very interesting here. A Pereyra brace to help them out. Watford are gonna need this wins if they hope to stay up without their former manager Marco Silva, now at Everton.
And on the topic of Everton, Marco Silva went up against newly promoted Wolves, which are anything but a minnow from the Championship. This game went down to the wire and a good indicator of what we should expect from Wolves in this season. Everton are under a new and much better manager with plenty of reinforcements. The clash looked to be in favor of Everton but Neves hit a glorious free kick to tie it up and when they went down a goal Mexican striker Raul Jimenez punished Everton with a great header. The Wanderers’ fans got a real show for their first game back in the top flight.
Sunday’s final match ups (the most dull of the weekend).
Arsenal lose to Manchester City 0-2 as was expected. Southampton and Burnley scrap for 0-0 draw, and Liverpool show their scintillating form will not be slowed down carrying over from last season, they win 4-0 against West Ham United.
Thank ya for reading, the beginning of EPL is not always the most exciting considering the sluggish return to form, but many new faces and revamps which will hopefully make this season much more competitive than the last.