Harry Maguire started his Manchester United career in the best way possible, being part of a 4-0 hammering of Chelsea at Old Trafford. N’Golo Kantè came in late in the 2nd half, but only thing he collected in this game was a yellow card. Jesse Lingard, was also on the field in the game, and played well.
Sky Sports decided Harry Maguire was their “man of the match” as many Man Utd players did well, but of course Harry played “perfect” without taking any chances going as much forward as “we” are used to.
Jeffrey Schlupp was not in the squad for Crystal Palace’s opener against Everton, but Patrick Van Aanholt played, and the game at Selhurst Park ended in a 0-0 draw. Michael Keane played all 90 minutes in the Everton central defense.
Harry Kane was again influential when Tottenham Hotspur defeated Aston Villa 3-1. Harry scored two of the goals and really kept the Villa defense busy. Ben Mee captained Burnley at great opening day at Turf Moor, winning 3-0 at home against Southampton. Danny Drinkwater who joined Burnley on loan just before transfer deadline was not involved in the game.
Tom Cleverley was an unused sub when Watford surprisingly lost 3-0 at home to Brighton & Hove Albion. Riyad Mahrez started the away game for Man City v. West Ham and what a fantastic day for The Blues, winning 5-0.
- PL opening day results
- Liverpool – Norwich, 4-1
- West Ham – Man City, 0-5
- Crystal Palace – Everton, 0-0
- Burnley – Southampton, 3-0
- Watford – Brighton, 0-3
- Bournemouth – Sheff Utd, 1-1
- Leicester – Wolves, 0-0
- Tottenham – Aston Villa – 3-1
- Arsenal – Newcastle 0-1