2021-22 Premier League: Week One Roundup

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Manchester United sit top following a dramatic opening round of the 2021-22 Premier League season in which no fixture finished in a draw.

Bruno Fernandes netted a hat-trick as Manchester United thrashed Leeds United 5-1 at Old Trafford with two of his goals being assisted by Paul Pogba, who also provided assists for Mason Greenwood and Fred as the Frenchman created four assists overall.

Trevoh Chalobah smashed in a 25 yard strike on his Premier League debut after strikes from Marcos Alonso and Christian Pulisic to put Chelsea second, as the reigning European champions dispatched Patrick Vieira’s Crystal Palace in a 3-0 rout.

Liverpool thrashed Premier League returnees – Norwich 3-0 away at Carrow Road to go third, with Mohamed Salah becoming the first player to score on the opening weekend in five consecutive seasons, after providing assists for Diogo Jota and Roberto Firmino before scoring their third goal himself.

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Said Benrahma and Michail Antonio produced a goal and assist for one another as West Ham fought back from 2-1 down to defeat Newcastle 4-2 in an epic Super Sunday thriller at St James’ Park.

Everton sit fifth after Richarlison provided a goal and assist in a second-half 3-1 comeback win over Southampton as Rafa Benitez made his bow as Toffees manager, despite Adam Armstrong scoring on debut for the Saints after Che Adams intercepted Michael Keane.

Brentford delivered a memorable Premier League debut victory to go sixth, after clinical goals from Sergi Canos and Christian Norgaard downed Arsenal in the season-opener on Friday Night Football.

Emmanuel Dennis provided a goal and assist on his Watford debut as the Hornets clung on for a dramatic 3-2 victory over Aston Villa, as Danny Ings scored from the penalty spot on his Villa debut in a nervy five goal thriller at Vicarage Road.

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Elsewhere, Manchester City got their title defence off to a losing start as Son Heung-Min curled in a 55th minute winner for Tottenham Hotspur, which condemned the Citizens to their first opening weekend defeat since August 2008.

Two goals in five minutes from Neal Maupay and Alexis Mac Allister saw Brighton come from behind to stun Burnley 2-1 at Turf Moor, having fallen behind to James Tarkowski’s second minute header from Ashley Westwood’s corner.

Finally, Jamie Vardy’s 41st minute strike from Ricardo Pereira’s cross saw Leicester edge past Wolves in a closely fought Midlands derby.

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