Premier league is back! This Saturday the reigning champions Leicester City on tour at Hull City have opened a new season of the English Premier league competition, with a 2-1 defeat. What the hottest coach last season is keep telling us, might prove as the realistic situation and not just words to keep off the pressure from his men.
Against a returner to the EPL, Hull City, who’s without a coach, following departure with Bruce, and without many first team players (injuries) the Foxes have lost the first game, and thus joined the “club” of just a few who lost the first game of the new season as the champions. Just before the end of the first half, in the injury time of the same, Diomande has put the home side into a lead.
Mahrez from a penalty in the 47th minute cancelled the same, but ten minutes later Snodgrass fired a winner for the Tigres.
The biggest game on today’s schedule in the first round of the Premier League, was the one between Everton and Tottenham, which ended without a winner 1:1.
Big crash at the Goodison park opened the Ross Barkley already in the fifth minute from a free kick on the left. Barkley sent the ball into the box as a cross but the ball ended up behind Hugo Lloris.
However, in the 59th minute, the visitors managed to equalize through Eric Lamela, who scored with a header on Kyle Walker’s cross, and thus signed a valuable point on the difficult away game.
Also, Everton for the eighth time in a row failed to beat the opponents from London – five draws and three defeats.
Middlesbrough and Stoke City also have played 1:1. The new reinforcement at the home side Alvaro Negredo brought his team into a with a header, while Xherdan Shaqiri in the 67th minute from a free kick has set the final score.
Another identical 1-1 draw was directed by Southampton and Watford, which from the 76th minute played with 10-men on the pitch after because Ben Watson due to a foul on Shane Long has picked up a red card.
In the ninth minute of the game, Etienne Capoue buried the ball into the net from five meters to give Watford a lead, while Nathan Redmond in 58th after a corner kick scored for the final 1: 1.
First wins away from home with 1:0 in the new season have snatched the Swans at Burnley and WBA at Crystal Palace. For Swansea City the victory in the 82 has brought the Dutchman Leroy Fer.
While for the West Bromwich Albion the win has sealed Jose Rondon in the 74th minute.
In the last game this Saturday, Pep Guardiola has made a Premier league debut with a somewhat lucky win, considering that during the 1-1 result, the Citizens have snatched a late win with McNair’s own goal in the 87th minute. Aguero from the penalty in the 4th minute brought the Citizens into a lead which lasted until the 71st minute when Defoe cancels Aguero’s opener.
On Sunday another returnee to Premier league, Jose Mourinho with his new team, Manchester United will play away at Bournemouth while later a big clash with be played at the Emirates between Arsenal and Liverpool. On Monday, Chelsea with their new boss Antonio Conte welcomes the Hammers.